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  • Patience is a Virtue – SS finally finished (Pic Heavy)

     Threevok updated 3 years, 11 months ago 6 Members · 16 Posts
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  • Threevok

    Member
    17 August 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Well – here it is finally

  • Threevok

    Member
    17 August 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Still a couple of tweeks needed, but it works well and climbs like a dream

    Currently testing it on tarmac only to start with (hence the tyres) but even then, it’s hard to wipe the smile off my face riding it.

    Think I can get used to this single speed melarchy

    8)

  • MPX309

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 12:32 am

    WOW, that’s a pretty bling looking bike. Looks lovely.

  • Attila

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 6:34 am

    I’m not normally a fan of Single Speeds but that looks fecking awesome! 8)

  • Threevok

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 10:16 am

    Thanks.

    SS wasn’t what I had in mind to start with. The original idea was to build this up as a 1 x 10 with expander cog – and move to SS at a later date.

    Although this sounded logical – financially it was a little retarded. Why spend all that money on gears etc – only to remove them at later date?

    Used it on the commute this morning and it’s quite a lazy ride on this machine – although the climb at the end was lightning quick compared to the GT.

    I thought I would struggle with 32/16 ratio, but both on the park run yesterday and commute today, i never had to stand up once. I can see me dropping to a 32/15 quite soon for this kind of terrain. Off road though I may go 32/18 with some of the climbs around here

  • xgsjx

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 10:30 am

    That bike looks superb. Great job & love the colour scheme. Very tidy. 8)

  • Magnus

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 10:40 am

    Bike art right there. 8) 8) in fact with all that gold it is so bling, the Asian brethren around Leicester would absolutely love it 😀 especially if you were to ride it up the Belgrave road.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Mile_(Leicester)

  • Magnus

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 10:43 am

    Three I have to ask the question why SS when you have such a mixed terrain where you are? what was the thinking behind this decision?

  • Threevok

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 11:29 am

    Three I have to ask the question why SS when you have such a mixed terrain where you are? what was the thinking behind this decision?

    Something I always wanted to try and to be honest, I am quite hooked.

    Most steep climbs I do are Tarmac and farm roads – usually on long tour rides – and the GT takes care of all that anyway.

    Now I all need a a gold bell – preferably one that goes “bling bling” 😆

  • Magnus

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Three I have to ask the question why SS when you have such a mixed terrain where you are? what was the thinking behind this decision?

    Now I all need a a gold bell – preferably one that goes “bling bling” 😆

    there you go bud

    https://www.athleteshop.co.uk/basil-bicycle-bell-portland-55mm-gold?gclid=CjwKEAjwudW9BRDcrd30kovf8GkSJAB3hTxFXD0lnRg0kNCNaIF5pPokZIMT4S20KXvbNOH7GyHcuBoCklPw_wcB

  • Threevok

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Hell that IS retro 😆

  • KTM540

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Proper nice that shagger 8)

    SID’s look well chunky 8)

  • Threevok

    Member
    18 August 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I know this is my first set of air forks, but my God – they are good !!!

    and I haven’t really tested them on anything demanding yet. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

  • MPX309

    Member
    22 August 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good set of tires too. Those Halo Twin rails look pretty nice.

  • Threevok

    Member
    22 August 2016 at 3:52 pm

    They are pretty good and cheap as chips at £17.99 each – bit heavy though at 696g

    OK for the odd lose bit of gravel or dry trail, but for anything more demanding, I would go for the lighter but more expensive H-Block or Choirmaster-R if it’s tanwalls you’re after

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