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Finally got all the parts together for my first SS. I think I covered all the bases as far as colors go. The frame is from Soul Cycles; its an aluminum Hooligan frame with an EBB. I can't wait to run the brake cables and install the crank/bb tomorrow. Looking forward to taking her for a spin, I just hope she takes it easy on the knees. I am concerned with the Hadley hub, it has a tiny bit of play (approx .25mm) somewhere... I believe its where the bolts insert into the the axle, but I am not one hundred percent sure. Any thoughts would be nice. Enjoy the porn.

rigid front
CK headset and cog
Avid mech disc
Hadley SS hubs
Mavic 819 rims
old Selle saddle (an eye sore)
Truvativ SS crank (will be installed in the morning)
 

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Old Crow! yes!

reminds me of a verse I wrote for a song called training day...

and as the cars pass by I'll be with the breeze
on my singlespeed bike, **** your SUV's....I'll be
pushing the crank around town like meth dealers do
really fools, think horsepower lies under your hood?
LIES! powers having horses in your hood
behind fences with green grass
smoking green grass on the fence betwee intense and lazy
and these fakers chase me, but can they faze me? NO! NO!
crazy kids bump the knowlege lyrics
and then they go to college just to get them dollars quick
acknowledge this
people put on fronts like hollywood sets
then act a certain way just to get a rep
but I remain repless and front less
plus spit it till I'm breathless
so bump this....if you choose to
I used to, drink booze till I bruised through
and question who's who
#2 fast food plus, old crow gas
in a cromed out flask
but that was the past
and now I need to think fast
I'll, never have the wealth
so my health has better last


a little long winded, but you get the idea ;)
 
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Old Crow! yes!

reminds me of a verse I wrote for a song called training day...

a little long winded, but you get the idea ;)
Apple:

Nice, I'm listening to Faithless right now (they sound like Massive Attack with a dub undertone) and this fit in so nicely with the beats that were playing. Sick. f'ing sick.
 

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oooh.

flat black bikes are always nice. i like soul bikes, especially ones that look fast and fun, although i have to say i liked the decals on last years' models better than these, but meh.
 

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Nice but you know what they say

cavitykilla said:
Finally got all the parts together for my first SS. I think I covered all the bases as far as colors go. The frame is from Soul Cycles; its an aluminum Hooligan frame with an EBB. I can't wait to run the brake cables and install the crank/bb tomorrow. Looking forward to taking her for a spin, I just hope she takes it easy on the knees. I am concerned with the Hadley hub, it has a tiny bit of play (approx .25mm) somewhere... I believe its where the bolts insert into the the axle, but I am not one hundred percent sure. Any thoughts would be nice. Enjoy the porn.

rigid front
CK headset and cog
Avid mech disc
Hadley SS hubs
Mavic 819 rims
old Selle saddle (an eye sore)
Truvativ SS crank (will be installed in the morning)
about those who drink alone.
 

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SSwoody said:
Being from Kentucky, I feel that I have a right to say...."Life is too short to drink cheap bourbon!"
Where in Kentucky? I'm from Frankfort, and am living in Lexington now.

The original, partially abandoned Old Crow distillery is simply awesome. Jim Beam uses some of it for storage, now. Labrot & Graham (Woodford Reserve) is right down the road from it.
 

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finished at last...

I finished the build and took her for a spin, AWESOME!!!!! I love the feel and geometry of the frame. I know lots of you like steel, but aluminnum has always treated me right. The EBB is the set screw model, meaning a screw tightens the BB against the shell. The Hadley hubs are amazing, instant engagement rocks (hopefully the clicking will grow on me). I cannot believe I was this hesitant about building a rigid singlespeed. I put Conti. Veticals 2.3 on the front a Michelin 2.2 on the rear (both UST). With the carbon bars and fat tires she almost has the feel of a low travel suspension. The shop did put the wrong King Cog on the rear, I wanted to run 32/16 but they sent an 18T. They said they'd have a 16T in the mail this week so I got a 2'fer1 on the cogs. I did have one dilemma. Originally she was to be named the Black Beauty. But after an overwhelming response to the whiskey and a phenomenal poem; I have decided to call her Old Crow :) I don't think I'll be getting my old gearie out of the closet for a long, long time.
 

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cavitykilla said:
I finished the build and took her for a spin, AWESOME!!!!! I love the feel and geometry of the frame. I know lots of you like steel, but aluminnum has always treated me right. The EBB is the set screw model, meaning a screw tightens the BB against the shell. The Hadley hubs are amazing, instant engagement rocks (hopefully the clicking will grow on me). I cannot believe I was this hesitant about building a rigid singlespeed. I put Conti. Veticals 2.3 on the front a Michelin 2.2 on the rear (both UST). With the carbon bars and fat tires she almost has the feel of a low travel suspension. The shop did put the wrong King Cog on the rear, I wanted to run 32/16 but they sent an 18T. They said they'd have a 16T in the mail this week so I got a 2'fer1 on the cogs. I did have one dilemma. Originally she was to be named the Black Beauty. But after an overwhelming response to the whiskey and a phenomenal poem; I have decided to call her Old Crow :) I don't think I'll be getting my old gearie out of the closet for a long, long time.
dude...that looks just incredible!!! I love the color scheme.

I just converted my Surly to a fully rigid and now have 2 rides on it and love it!! Not sure I would take it on rides with some of my buddies knowing where they will take me (ie, tough downhills) but for 75% of my riding, the fully rigid is a welcome addition to my riding enjoyment.

again, that bike looks great!
 
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