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My GF's new 'round town SS. Look at it nekkid now, because I am putting on studded tires and fenders in a matter of minutes. :) Her previous commuter was an old (early 90's?) rigid Scott Mohaka converted to SS with a Singulator. That bike was a tank, but reliable, and no need to lock it up.



















Sun/Ringle Zuzu pedals, old XTR cranks/bb with an LX spider running a 32t ring and a 44 with the teeth cut off for a trouser guard, Magura HS33 hydro rim brakes, Shimano DX 110mm rear bmx hub laced to a F519 36 hole rim, and the rest is pretty obvious. 21.75 pounds as currently dressed. Not too shabby considering I put no effort into lightening it up. Of course studded tires and fenders are not exactly going to make it faster. ;)
 

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I went to a marine supply store and picked up some 3/4" stainless steel cable brackets with rubber linings for attachment points. That saved me from having to drill through the frame to mount the fenders. It turned out sano. I used the disc brake caliper holes for fender mounts on the non-drive side. They are Planet Bike Freddy fenders and Hakkapellita W240 tires, the best studded commuting tire bar none.

The HS33s are a pain to set up initially, but they are very reliable and powerful and have a wonderful lever feel (hydro, baby!). They are still used extensively on trials bikes. I put them on my recumbent too. Read the reviews on this site.
 

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So sano

TS, my first love was the tech/mech angle of FS bikes. But after my initial "aquisitions" I've been drawn to the simple elegance of the "other" type of bikes. That is a slick little rig. I'm riding my 1FG more and more. I'll post pics of my latest bike -- Wildfire with Remolino wheels soon :D
 

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Wildfires are damn cool. I may still pick up a Pugs this winter sometime. After setting Barny up with a 5-Spot, Litespeed Ghisallo, and now this, the bike funds are a bit drawn down though, lol! :D I tell her, "Madame has exquisitely expensive taste" in my best faux-French. :)
 

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Fully kitted out and ready for the Alaskan commute: pogies and lights at the ready...





 

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magura rimmers, as stated are a bit fickle when setting them up for your first time. everytime after though you will get better and better. i've used them for about 7 years now, and only reciently went back to V's on my custom SS'er. the advantages are far more modulation in your braking, 5 second pad replacement, far greater pad life too. unfortunatly, they do limit mud/snow clearence, especially with boosters, but i'll take that over no brakes in the winter due to my cables freezing (it's happened to me, too many times to count now).

overall a great little brake, and one that never got the spotlight
 

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as usual, your pictures are tops! good to see you over here amongt the anti-homers :) (j/k) I cannot believe you do not have a Pugs yet! it is only a matter of time....i give it 2 weeks tops
 

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I've been using Magura Rims since '98 for XC race, SS, CX and now my winter trainer. I can say they are the best no maintence brake out there. Sacrifice a little weight for units that are adjust and forget.

Shane
 

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man that is cool!

nice work on the clean fender mounting!

those monogcogs are set up real nice for singletrack once all that snow melts as well!
 

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I skipped the boosters since they would interfere with the fenders and the flex was not excessive. I sewed the pogies myself. I have made many sets over the years and they allow me to ride all winter without gloves. They are very nice in the rain too.



I would have preferred a frame spaced for 135mm so that I could use up some of my mtn wheels and mount discs more easily, but all in all it's a sweet little rig. Thought it's too small for me, I rode it arount town yesterday as a shake down and it handles very well. A smooth, tight little bike. :)
 

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magura rimmers, as stated are a bit fickle when setting them up for your first time. everytime after though you will get better and better. i've used them for about 7 years now, and only reciently went back to V's on my custom SS'er. the advantages are far more modulation in your braking, 5 second pad replacement, far greater pad life too. unfortunatly, they do limit mud/snow clearence, especially with boosters, but i'll take that over no brakes in the winter due to my cables freezing (it's happened to me, too many times to count now).

overall a great little brake, and one that never got the spotlight
I have magura's on my trials bike with the evo adapters and I am starting to hate them. They work super good when you set them up correct but I have had problems with them sense I don't have 7 years experience. I am switching to V's now.
 

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Of Course You Did ......

"Made 'em myself" why would anyone ask fer Crissakes. ;)

TS you are the penultimate, self sufficient wilderness inhabitant. I can see the post now:

"Well homies, I've been down for a while. Sorry about not returning your PMs all week but last Friday I suffered a myocardial infarction while biking and I only had my Crank Bros multi-tool and a tube of super glue in my kit. Had to remove the FD and sharpen it to make the incision through the musculature and then use the granny ring to grind through the sternum to reach the heart. My niterider only had enough juice for one jolt and fortunately I attached the pigtails in the proper area. After I got my arrythmia modulated with the snow I packed in the chest cavity I was able to stick everything back together with self sticking patches and super glue. The ride back home wouldn't have gone so well if I hadn't bound my ribcage together with those 9 zip ties. But I'm healing nicely thanks."
 
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