Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is what happens

...when you force a singlespeeder to ride a geared full suspension bike until he gets off his lazy butt and builds himself a new singlespeed.

That's right. 1x5, bitches. I have a mighty 15-30 "cassette", paired with a 34t ring. Sweet. I might change it to a 15-34 if I wimp out and can't handle the hills. The MRP chainguide thingy is pretty cool (light, seems bomproof, not stupid expensive), though it's a huge pain to set up. I don't know what their idea of a 50mm chainline is, but I'm pretty sure it's not the same as what my LX cranks think.

Of course, this all assumes I am actually healthy enough to ride sometime soon. I'm hoping this weekend.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why 1x5? Less range on the cassette => more chain tension? I've got a ancient Alpinestars set up as a 1x7 (with XT thumbshifter) myself...

Walt said...

Um, because I only have a singlespeed wheel available, and only 5 cogs fit.

Anonymous said...

So did you limit the derailleur with a longer limiter screw? How do you keep it from shifting off?

Sam

nowork said...

Admit it. You are secretly a weightweenie!

Anonymous said...

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Ti lockring cog bling.

Were you having trouble with the dished rear wheel, or were all the choices just too distracting?

Have fun with it.

Marcus

Lancer said...

a 34/34 that is a 1:1 ratio. Doesn't that make the world spin backwards or the cause dogs and cats to live in sin or something like that? it is just not natural.

Verification word: cleschim--the sound that a cat makes when coughing up a hairball.