Apr 132010

Well, it only took me 14-1/2 months to get it done, but with a little help from: the fine folks at UBI, Mr. Jim Kish, the Feds (i.e. my economic stimulus check), Dave & Jeremy @ TiCycles (check that satin finish!), and Sean @ Vertigo Cycles (thanks for the BB re-prep), she’s ready to roll.

The stats: 29er singlespeed mtn bike, Paragon sliding drops, RS Reba 80mm front fork, Chris King headset, WTB SS hubs laced to Salsa Race Disc rims with Wheelsmith stainless butted spokes. Gearing is 32-22 (Surly cogs front & back). Frame weight = 3.7 lbs, bike weight = 24.9 lbs. Super fun to ride – light, flickable, stiff, rolls fast. My first SS & first 29er.

 Posted by at 3:42 pm
Apr 132010

I set out to build a replacement for my current single speed, but his time a 69′r, (26″ rear, 29″ front). The geometry was roughly based on my 1994 Klein Attitude Race, but with a few adjustments to accommodate the rigid 29″ front fork. The end product was just what I was looking for, I can’t wait to ride it.

Frame Specs:
TT: 31.8mm 8-5-8
DT: 35mm 9-6-9
ST: 31.8 straight
-Columbus s-bend seat and chainstays
-Paragon stainless hooded slider dropouts
Painted with Dupont DTM epoxy primer and Dupont Centari Acrylic Enamel topcoat

Fork: Salsa 29″ rigid
HS: Race Face Deus
Wheels: Paul hubs laced to Sun EQ23 rims (26″&29″)
Crank/BB: Truvativ Stylo SS crank 180mm
Post/Stem/Bar: Thomson post & stem, Answer Carbon bar
Brakes: Hayes HFX9 carbon

Full bike weight: 22.8 lbs

 Posted by at 3:33 pm
Apr 132010

Here is my bike that I built at UBI. It’s fillet brazed steel (Columbus and Reynolds from what I remember). I built it to be more of an All Mountain Singlespeed. With the Rockshox Revelation, it has a 13.75″ BB, 68.5 degree HA and 22.75″ TT. The frame weight before paint was 4lbs 1 oz. The powdercoat added 3 oz and was done by a local powdercoater using whatever was in the can at the same time (they were painting white fences so I went with the white). Total bike weight as pictured is 23.5lbs. With lighter components (smaller tires, Spinner Aeris fork), it weighs 21 lbs.

 Posted by at 2:09 pm