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SINGLE SPEED MOUNTAIN BICYCLES : SINGLE SPEED


Single Speed Mountain Bicycles : Army Recon Foldable Bike.



Single Speed Mountain Bicycles





single speed mountain bicycles






    mountain bicycles
  • (Mountain bicycling) Mountain biking is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially adapted mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.





    single speed
  • A single-speed bicycle is a type of bicycle with a single gear ratio. These bicycles are without derailleur gears, hub gearing or other methods for varying the gear ratio of the bicycle.

  • not to be confused with fixed gear, is form of XC mountain biking that is done using a single-speed bicycle that has only one gear (approx. 2:1 ratio) and generally fewer components. The idea is simplicity. The straight chain line provides efficient pedaling.

  • While any bike that doesn't have multiple gears or speeds is technically called a "single-speed" bicycle, this term generally refers to a bike with a one-speed freewheel and coaster brakes.











Williamson Single-Speed Mountain Bike Frame




Williamson Single-Speed Mountain Bike Frame





Back around 1996 a bunch of friends were really on a single-speed kick. About a year later I had this frame built by a friend at Rocky Mountain. The tubeset was from a 97 Vertex T.O. if I recall correctly, drop-outs were custom too and the serial number was/is "Andrewski". I ended up racing it in a couple of the 12-hour team classics in Campbell River and then used it on the Shore a few times.

I think it's time to bring it out of retirement! Commuting SS here I come!











Forte Single Speed Chain Tensioner




Forte Single Speed Chain Tensioner





Chain tensioner from the single speed conversion kit from performancebike.com

I've been using this for almost a full year now. I've biked almost every day this winter in Ottawa. It's still working very well. I have had 2 shimano hubs die from the cold (I'm too lazy to winterize them), but the tensioner has continued to work through all the snow/ice/slush/rain and SALT! Speaking of which, I will be back on the bike in 7 hrs, I'd better get some sleep!

-d









single speed mountain bicycles







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