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Anyone have any input into a trek liquid SS? I can pick up a frame pretty cheap from a bud and was wonderinf if this might work. I saw an old post where someone had a fuel and had pretty bad pedal bob. any thoughts on the liquid?
 

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Wax said:
Anyone have any input into a trek liquid SS? I can pick up a frame pretty cheap from a bud and was wonderinf if this might work. I saw an old post where someone had a fuel and had pretty bad pedal bob. any thoughts on the liquid?
One question...
Why?
 

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why not? cheap frame, and I have the rest of the parts in the garage. I'd like to try a FS SS but I'm not tearing down my litespeed to do it
 

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yes, I would obviously need to run a tensioner, probably the type with two jockey wheels to take up a little extra chain. I was more curious about using this frame type as a single. I know the frames with a pivot around the bottom bracket are best for building singles but this is what is available as a fairly cheap experiment right now.

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you would still need a tensioner, aka a derailleur that doesn't shift...
 

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I think it's a good idea. Cush is good, I have a Scalpel SS and really like the travel. I'm pretty sure the Melvin would do the trick and the Liquid has a good reputation. Post a pic and ride report if you do it.
 

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Depends on the weight

Could ride great depending on how much it weighs ... a mate of mine converted his Santa Cruz Bullet to SS (with tensioners) and it was a little on the beefy side ... smooth on the singletrack, but a little heavy on the climbs ... he ran 32:20 I think ...
 

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They sucked for their intended purpose

Whay would you want one for an SS bike. I had one and it was a real disappointment even for it's intended purpose. I upgraded it significantly and it still sucked. It always felt awkward and top heavy, I could not keep the front wheel down when seated climbing (may be OK for standing like on an SS) pretty bad bob (not OK for SS)

Pass, or if you can get it real cheap flip it on ebay. ;)

Here's a pic of my old one, it was a good looking bike, it's too bad that in this case beauty was skin deep. I did not know just how lacking the bike was until I replaced it with my Turner. Oh.......FYI I'd never consider the Turner as an SS candidate either, IMHO SS bikes shoud be hardtails.
 

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