Single speed MTB but with gears...

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  • Got a SS MTB I just built. Light, nice, fun. Pastey ‘howler’ a red 853 thing. SS is nice. I like it. It’s come out light ish (for me), built some of Arkane’s nice 25mm internal 27.5”s onto some fancy black phil kiss-offs. Tubeless gravelly tyres, 180 rotors, sram guide brakes, these not yet sorted as they need to be bled.

    Cranks still not quite sorted out either, ended up picking up some middleburns with a double... started wondering if a two speed freewheel with it might be nice. Usually peoole pair these with a double, but no mechs, that you change by hand. I wonder if doing it with mechs would be worth trying. Sort of a geared bike, but not loads of range. Could be worth trying. Anyone else done something a bit like this? The inches will end up as:


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  • sram guide brakes, these not yet sorted as they need to be bled.

    Aren't they just shit?

    Chuck em in the canal, I have some hopes you can have

  • And pics of new bike pls

  • I have a white industries DOS if that's any help/ No idea what ratios it is and will need to dig it out.

    But I'd do that for you Skully.

  • Thought the point of SS was to ditch all that hardware and the point of dinglespeed was because riding at 15kph to the trail was a pain in the butt so it gave you slightly more usefulness without the derailler bother. If I was going to fit a RD I'd put a full cassette on. I was considering dinglespeed for mine but it's now back to being slicked up for road/shopping use.

  • Yes, post some pics here or in the SS thread.

    https://bikemagic.com/bikes/pastey-howle­r.html

  • Aren't they just shit?

    Chuck em in the canal, I have some hopes you can have

    Love it.

    I have some bits for you in return. Maybe I’ll get me arse out west after this crazy job’s over.

  • I have a white industries DOS if that's any help/ No idea what ratios it is and will need to dig it out.

    But I'd do that for you Skully.

    ooh. For some reason I wanted 16/19, you know,because Moar. Yours will be 17/19 or 16/18 probably. But fuckit if you want to part with it, I pay!

  • Thought the point of SS was to ditch all that hardware and the point of dinglespeed was because riding at 15kph to the trail was a pain in the butt so it gave you slightly more usefulness without the derailler bother. If I was going to fit a RD I'd put a full cassette on. I was considering dinglespeed for mine but it's now back to being slicked up for road/shopping use.

    Your powerful logic is nothing to me, I am a stupid.

    I just fancied it really.

  • And pics of new bike pls

    Ms Skully says it’s basically one of your bieks (about three years ago)

  • You can haz find the DOS fw?

  • Will a derailleur even shift between the cogs on a DOS? I did once consider doing this kind of thing with just a single speed kit and some kind of spring loaded tensioner, so I could use a vertical dropout frame I had. Never got around to it though.

  • what bike is this?!

    laner did the dos thing on his Talbot

    WHERE IS LANER?!
    @laner

  • Did he?! I had no idea.

    It's a thing called a 'Pastey', got really mismatched minging decals (in the worst font after comic sans) and headbadge (a picture of a space hopper?!) including fucking UNION JACK and mahoosive chainstay stickers reading 'http://www.blahblah.co.ck' (presumably registered in the Cook Islands). Aaaah the noughties were a funny old time. 853 tho fam, and ritchey endzzz.

  • Should we do a short gravel ride this weekend then?

  • My weekend is just Fridays for a while. But yes! Soon.

  • @picco
    I’m currently calling it ‘the bmx’.


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  • Will a derailleur even shift between the cogs on a DOS?

    I’d be surprised if it did at all and absolutely shocked if it did it well.

  • Who the fuck would build a bmx style bike out of an obsolete 26 MTB (sorry, I know you prefer ATB)..........


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  • Nice bike. I need some 27.5 tyres, those any good?

  • (presumably registered in the Cook Islands).

    🤣🤣🤣

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  • Love them on road and loose stuff (that’s getting hard to find innit).

  • Interesting. I’ll give it a go with cake’s one.

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    Did you even need that big 5 technology though?

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