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Offline Breitest24

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SSing a FS?
« on: January 10, 2014, 07:51:28 AM »
I posted this in the shout box but got busy and never checked back. Is it possible or rather is it save to try to Single speed my full suspension? I know they make those chain tensioners that look like derailleurs and have a spring loaded arm which i think would soak up the chain slack needed for the travel. Ive been enjoying my SS but miss the smooth ride of my FS. So why not try to have both.

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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 08:23:41 AM »
I posted this in the shout box but got busy and never checked back. Is it possible or rather is it save to try to Single speed my full suspension? I know they make those chain tensioners that look like derailleurs and have a spring loaded arm which i think would soak up the chain slack needed for the travel. Ive been enjoying my SS but miss the smooth ride of my FS. So why not try to have both.


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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 08:58:24 AM »
biggest issue with FS and single speed is chain tension and the constant change on the chain due to the active suspension.  Sure it can be done, but don't thinks is such the good idea.  besides all SS bikes should be full rigid fat bikes anyway right?
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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 09:17:40 AM »
you would need a chain tensioner that can hold a lot of chain, like the pauls melvins, shimano alfine, or YES tensioner.

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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 11:10:30 AM »
you would need a chain tensioner that can hold a lot of chain, like the pauls melvins, shimano alfine, or YES tensioner.

pretty slick that LENZ doesnt use a chain tensioning system

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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 12:00:30 PM »
Yeah I know Lenz does it but I think they had smaller rear travel. I don't know just tossing up some ideas, thanks for the responses guys. SS yes Rigid no my arms cant take it I tried. When I first got my Flight last year. I took it to  rollercoaster and took the dirt jump section like I usually do, big mistake I almost ate it.  Totally forgot no suspension give, I felt my rear tire fold slightly and almost lost control lol. Maybe if riding eventually helps me drop some pounds ill attempt rigid again.

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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 01:40:48 PM »
the milkmoney uses sliders for tension, the chain doesnt grow because the bb and dropouts are on the same triangle, or pivots around it anyway ?

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Re: SSing a FS?
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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 09:41:40 PM »
Correct. Also make sure the one you choose has some adjustment normal to the cog so you can get it in line with the chain. It also might be wise to invest in a decent chain guide, that way even if the chain is slapping it wont jump off the chainring.

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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 02:22:22 PM »
Try and find Rich at Alafia. He drives an black older Bronco II with a black trailer. He is often helping someone fix their bike in the parking lot. He runs a single speed FS with a chain tensioner and a bashwich. He has no issues with it and he will be happy to tell you all about it.

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Re: SSing a FS?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 05:24:46 PM »
cool, thank for the into Nat, I already have an MRP chain guide for the 1x10 setup and plan on using one of those SS cog kits with a surly rear cog. Should have it done in a month or so

 

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