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WillMcGinnis
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Location: Atlanta Ga

by WillMcGinnis

.............sorta. This is my weird frankenbike/random 7 speed walmart bike parts SS. Im an avid roadie, but have a really good system of trails a mile from my house and really enjoy mountain biking alot. Downside-im terrible at it. Most of my money goes into my road racing and the road bikes, so heres my mountian bike in all of its glory. I have no clue on the weight, but to make myself feel better i claim 5kgs.:D :D :D

Frame: K2 really low end...i have no idea its been painted black due to sucky graphics
Fork: 1998? Manitou Ti spring, had a hole in the lower legs, i patched it, it was free!
Wheels: Xrims.. something front and a velocity rear.
Tires: IRC mythos XC
Cranks: SR suntour triple
BB: God only knows
Chain: KMC Z chain- either 8 or 9 speed, i dont really know
Cassette: random gears and spacers, only 1 of them really matters
brakes: tektro, theres no back because i still need to go get another brake cable
HB: Nashbar
Stem: Giant adj OEM on my first roadbike
Seatpost: Mongoose oem seatpost sooooooo heavy
Seat: mongoose oem seat

Basicly i just wanted to show everyone that you can build up a functional SS for close to nothing.

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shovelon
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Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: North Hills, CA.

by shovelon

Minimalist on everything including budget.

Hmmmm, I think I like it!

Good show!

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record
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by record

i like it apart from the yellow saddle, change it and it would be wonderful bike!

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Tenbears10
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Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:36 am
Location: Bournemouth, Uk

by Tenbears10

I don't get it, it's not a single speed it is a 7 speed.

Single speed bikes have one cog a the front and one at the back. :shock:

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Tenbears10
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Location: Bournemouth, Uk

by Tenbears10

sorry I take it back. you have 7 cogs at the back but you only use one now i get it. :D

evilgeek
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Location: Calgary, Canada

by evilgeek

so ghetto, but somehow still looks sweet. nice work. :beerchug:

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kman
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Location: Sydney, Australia

by kman

Nice work.
To get rid of the six spare cogs on the back, you can pull apart the cassette, select the cog you need/want and use PVC pipe to space out the freewheel body. Cheap fix - can be free if you find an offcut in the right diameter.

I have a 1990 Shogun Trail Breaker at home, a great bike back in the day - came with XT thumbies etc but has long been superceded. I think I know what to do with it now, thanks for the inspiration!
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bobbyOCR
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Location: Western Australia

by bobbyOCR

I'll get a pic of my budget fixie mtb conversion. Yours is nice, but you need a 100% black saddle and bars.
Cyclist turned music producer

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WillMcGinnis
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Location: Atlanta Ga

by WillMcGinnis

yeah i wouldve loved to have used black post, bars and sadle, but i didnt have any on hand, and didnt really want to spend any money on the project, so i just went with what i had.

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bighead
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by bighead

You back brake looks interesting :lol: and you still have the lever :shock:

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