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  • Let see your single speeders!

     four-rings updated 5 years ago 18 Members · 54 Posts
  • Nant

    Member
    9 February 2014 at 6:49 pm

    After being inspired by Motozulu’s thread, Thought I would also convert my old cube frame!

    Can’t see a standalone thread for Single Speeds only?

    Anyway here is my random put together.

    Used an on one doofer chain tension and a bmx chain i had kicking about. Bought a single 18 tooth rear cog and adapter kit. and took an old shimano crankset apart and just used the middle ring with a bash plate on.

    Missing a seat though….

    Edit- spelt moto’s avatar name wrong!

  • James Q

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 9:33 am

    Heres my Trek I’ve converted to SS, needs to be stripped and new head set etc, but will get some rigid forks when it does. Been perfect for riding arounf into town etc where I wouldnt leave my cube, and even my wife used it whilst we were waiting for new parts for her bike to turn up.

    it no longer has the gold post and bars, not sure what i was thinking lol!

  • Anonymous

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 9:59 am

    Heres mines

    Now got XT cranks a different mud guard, saddle and pedals, also changing all the red bits to black

  • Anonymous

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Good thread!

    I asked Gunner for a S/S section but he didn’t think there would be enough interest 😛

    Changed the stem, new brakes and shortened the brake cables and 34T chain ring for a 32T on mine, just waiting for wider bars to arrive and it’ll be done. Picture to follow.

    I like it.

  • Hendo

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Mine last year, got rid of it, definitely regret it, was very quick.

    Got a brand new rigid 29er in the garage, it’s 1×9 now, not sure weather to go ss on it.

  • Nant

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 1:11 pm

    All look very good. It would seem rigid is the way forward for now then! Maybe ill get the saddle first

    😆

  • Anonymous

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Some cracking looking S/S bikes. Would definitely say go rigid if it’s a S/S. Can’t believe the difference in weight it’s made to mine.

  • ga-rat

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Mine last year, got rid of it, definitely regret it, was very quick.

    Got a brand new rigid 29er in the garage, it’s 1×9 now, not sure weather to go ss on it.

    Just wondering as I was thinking of building a ss, can you run the chain over or under the chasing tensioner. May just be the photo.

    I’m not picking fault just asking for advice. 😀

  • Hendo

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Mine last year, got rid of it, definitely regret it, was very quick.

    Got a brand new rigid 29er in the garage, it’s 1×9 now, not sure weather to go ss on it.

    Just wondering as I was thinking of building a ss, can you run the chain over or under the chasing tensioner. May just be the photo.

    I’m not picking fault just asking for advice. 😀

    I’ve had 3 bikes set up as singlespeed and that was the only one I could run the chain like that, you get a better wrap around the cog and the tensioner is out the way. The other two bikes I’ve done wouldnt work that way so have been set up the other way. There has been no difference to be honest except if you don’t get the chain spot on with those jockey wheel tensioners the chain slips under load.

  • noodles

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 6:23 pm

    a proper vintage SS 8)

  • ga-rat

    Member
    10 February 2014 at 6:32 pm

    a proper vintage SS 8)

    That looks smart. Because i suppose of the horizontal dropouts you managed to get round having a chain tensioner altogether. Everything looks so simple. Love the nice shiny hubs too.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    13 February 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Finally finished! most of it second hand but well pleased with the final outcome – really pleased with the Funn stem/bar combo for £25, also got a Surly stainless steel 32T chainring for a fiver – a very light, very nimble, very fast bike!

  • Hendo

    Member
    13 February 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Beauty that Zulu, nice of them to let you into St Andrew’s to take photos aswel.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    13 February 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Ha ha now THAT made me genuinely LOL.

    Well done Sir. If work don’t call me in i’m off to Blues on Saturday and I’ll be remembering what you said all game 😆

  • Hendo

    Member
    13 February 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Haha nice1, another tough season for yas isnt it. That Carson Yeung business must have had you up the wall

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