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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:57 pm 
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I must be the ONLY person crazy enough to own and ride a single speed bike here in Tenerife:

I'm running a 34T chainring & I believe that's a 16T rear sprocket, with 650c wheels. I wanted to go to 18T, but that means running a half link. :( When I get one that works alongside the wipperman connex link, I'll be swapping over to that. Because the 16T "climbing gear" makes this clean-enough looking bike AN INSTRUMENT OF ABSOLUTE TORTURE to ride around this place. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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LOL, brilliant. You wont see may of those out on the Sunday club run. :D

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Wow very cool bike. And the weight should be an advantage even tho it's a bit hardcore gear ratio.

So how much does it weigh?


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Nice!

No problems with water (if there is any on Tenerife) getting in the cables through the frame??


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Me likey


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The coolest singlespeed I have ever seen :shock:

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Thanks for the positive feedback all!
My girlfriend reckons it looks too GAY! :oops: :x

I don't actaully own a set of scales... so this is an approximation:
Weights are as advertised, but it'll give you an idea of what it weighs built up.

PARTS LIST

Frameset:
Klein aeolus frame 57cm: quoted 2.9lb = 1318g
650c Alpha Q GS-10 fork ~ 335g
1" King NoTheadset = 84g

Wheelset:
Spinergy Xaero 650c wheelset = 1445g
Vittoria Tecno tyres ~ 2 x 220g
Tubes ~ 2 x 65g

Drivetrain/brakes:
Miche Primato Performance calipers = 325g
Miche Primato Grantour crankset = 655g
SRP alloy chainring bolt kit ~ -20g
Minus the 50T chainring = -50g or so
Miche 18T steel cog = weight unknown ~guess +20g ?
Revell single speed alloy spacer kit = weight unknown ~guess 40g?
Wipperman connex 9 speed chain, 84 links / 114 x 297 = 218g
Phil wood stainless BB + alloy cups = 203g
Speedplay X5 pedals = 220g

Controls:
Control Tech 31.6 seatpost ~ 160g
Control Tech stem ~ 130g
Control Tech skewers = 47g
Easton EC70 oversize wing bar = 225g
Selle Italia SLR XP saddle = 165g
Canecreek SCR5 levers = 267g
Nokon housing + cables < 100g
Cinelli cork tape = 40g

TOTAL ~ 6500 g.

I actually put this bike together fairly cheaply. Notice that the brake calipers, chain, crankset, stem, post, pedals, seat and levers are pretty cheap to buy. They're just good, reliable & comfortable parts to use on a bike.

I got the frame from ebay, NOS. I picked up the wheelset on sale from Germany for only a few hundred euros, so I thought it's go well with the frame. Then I decided to add the blue chain (from a german ebay seller who sells all types of wipperman chains). I was going to add a control tech handlebar as the finishing touch, but I'm happy enough with the Easton bar for now.

The most amazing thing about this bike is the 37.4mm chainstays!!! Talk about instant power delivery :shock:
The only thing I don't like about it is that the head tube angle is too slack as it's meant to be a triathlon bike.

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You should smack your girlfriend's arse.

That bike is a beauty and the Klein paintjob is great. They do stunning colour IMO. The owner of my LBS has a couple and I think they look great.


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Well it turns out that singlespeed in Tenerife is a bad idea.
I'm wondering how to build this bike up now...

I'm keeping the frame, fork, headset, wheels and seatpost.
Everything else has already been cannibilised onto other bikes.

So it'll need new cranks, bar, stem, saddle, brakes and gears...

Any suggestions?
I'm also thinking of removing the seatpost + fork logos as they just do not go with the rest of the bike. :?

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Great bike! Respect for even attempting to go SS here. Kleins are not only beautiful but fast as hell too – I just finished building up my ’97 Quantum Race (2x10 though) :D


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Go for old and new....

New Ultegra...and carbon seatpost, stem and bar from one brand, at least that it will match.

@Halcyon: please show us your Klein! 8)

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How do you remove the rear wheel if you get a puncture? With the rearward facing dropout you must have to break the chain? Looks like you have a quicklink but hard to tell.

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Tristan wrote:
How do you remove the rear wheel if you get a puncture? With the rearward facing dropout you must have to break the chain? Looks like you have a quicklink but hard to tell.


Just derail the chain.


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Tristan wrote:
How do you remove the rear wheel if you get a puncture? With the rearward facing dropout you must have to break the chain? Looks like you have a quicklink but hard to tell.


Just derail the chain.


If the chain tension is correct you should not be able to derail it otherwise you risk the chain popping off on it's own accord and your gentleman parts contacting the stem :oops:

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