my SS is complete! will be doing a test night ride this evening around UPLB...
Frame: my old attack racing frame Headset: old velocity headset Handlebars: old richey rizer Stem: old attack racing 70mm stem Seatpost: old generic seatpost Saddle: old rocket v pro Fork: old dark gray XCR form 100mm with lockout
Brake Lever: SD-5, 500.00 (@kings) Brake Cable: 2 x Shimano M System, 200.00 (@kings)
Rimset: 4x6 6bolt, taken from giant NRS, 2,000.00 (jason) Tires: Larsen TT 2.0 folding, 400.00 (rfgamboajr) Inner Tubes: 3 x toxic, 300.00 (@kings)
Cranks: old non-series shimano octalink Pedals: chrome platform pedals (small) Brakes: old shimano non-series v-brake (rear only, fork not v-brake compatible ) Chain: old HG-73 chain
SS Tensioner: (small) SS converter/spacer: 9-1 dabomb 16T, 400.00
total cash out for this baby, Php 3,800.00
to think of it, i produced a lot of old stuff because i upgraded my primary trail bike (which means gastos pa rin!). so who am i fooling but myself? but, at the end of the story, i got an new SS commuter bike which i can use and enjoy everyday.
thanks to small (sir makoy) for donating his tensioner and platform pedals. i'll pay it forward sir!
thanks to rfgamboajr for all the tech advice
special thanks to my mechanic sire_andre for assembling my SS and building my new one. thanks also for the tips, dinners, breakfast and sanmig strong ice! i owe you big time.
i'm enjoying my single speed on my fourth day now. 32x16 feels just right, but there are some steep climbs that i can't really ride on. 1-2 hours around UPLB is a real cardio workout. a few days on SS made me realize that efficient pedalling counts a lot.
i forgot to thank sirs bobby, minotaur, small, ghorio for the previous informative posts. thanks a lot for your tips and suggestions.
ride safe everyone! good luck to sirs ice and kulot_salot, hope you complete your rigs soon.
haha, but i don't think i can use 32x16 on trails just like real halimaws... it's the only cog i could find when i was looking for one
you are right sir small... when standing, pedal in a relaxed way just like walking... and it's just magic going uphills. hehe... i'd say having an single speeder forces me to become an efficient rider.
Give yourself a few months of consistent SS riding, flea. You'll be surprised what you can climb without a granny ring. If it's short and steep, sprint up the hill and hope you get to the top before your legs and lungs explode. If it's long and you start to get tired and the trail/road is wide, do turns or switchbacks and snake your way up. This way you "flatten" the climb slightly, when your legs recover a bit you can go straight up again. Also, if you're climbing up a wide dirt trail/road, take the outside line instead of the inside line. This will usually flatten the climb a bit (if traffic conditions allow riding the outside line).
yo! flea' welcome to the club! can't wait to see ur SS... the hakone boys are starting to become singlespeeders . . . king n paul will soon be building ss bikes. . . my advice- go rigid baby! its a lot more fun. . . hehehe dirtyJane. . . . . .. ..
Got Mud? park your car and ride a bike! nakakapatay pa rin ba ang expired na lason?
thats well and good 32 x 16 it will be used mostly on commutes right ? if its too heavy for you calculate whats best for you and we'll work something out i can spare you larger cogs. for the meantime, enjoy.
WOOOW!!! Nice Sir flea! You already finished your project! Please post pic na para tulo laway na ko! heheheh. Everytime I see bike (no matter what kind) make mo drool coz Ive been longing to get back to saddle soon...Sana.. Ride safely always brad...Hope to meet lahat ng singlesta soon...
Kaya naman ako magbabike uli eh para sayo... Papayat na uli ako promise.
wcoastbo, thanks for the tips sir. i sure am getting the hang of SS'ng and i'm tempted to do most uphill portions here in UPLB before going to work in the morning.
dirtyjane, hi arnie, buy may bag na so i can use it to upgrade more parts
jd00, king is also on his way to build his ss, it's a long term project ata
bobby, that's so kind of you sir. after spending two weeks of daily commute, i can say 16T is perfect and even reasonable for some uplhills. but i guess if i try the trails and really steep never-ending uphills it should be safe to use a lighter gear ratio.
ryanusuke, sir what parts pa kulang n'yo? maybe some of our brothers here could lend a hand. i feel your pain sir. once a biker always a biker. reminds me of sir chitonoel's shirt, "if i'm not biking or swimming then i must be dead" i believe they got it from a triathlon competition. hope you complete your SS sooon.
well, it's my first time to hae a tool time with an SS...hhmmmnn...i just remembered my BMX days....
well, i got mine in the process for 4 months now...still a long way to go...
got two old frames to choose from
- giant steel (a 17"seat tube height) and a specialized which is 19"(and laki...mukang ala akong stand over dito) - an halimaw angel gave me v-brakes - old handlebars - old grips - old chain (IG chain) - old tires (kenda 1.95) - seat post - head sets - pedals - old crank + BB - spokes - hubs
things i need
- saddle - rims - cables - ss-kit (cog, tensioner) - and lotsa guts to go by 32x18.... - fork (still going to decide if i'm going to go rigid or suspension thingy) well, since this is my really tight budget commuter bike, i had only bought the seat post for 250 pesos, all of the others are free and got it from my messy yard...
Last Edit: May 28, 2008 14:04:18 GMT 8 by sire_andre
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