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New bike action. Frame and rigid fork from Waltworks. S&S couplers for airline travel. Rear Phil hub fixed/free. Fixed primarily for city/road riding with touring tires at 34:13 or 34:14. Add 3 links of chain (with 2 powerlinks) and it's ready for the trail in 34:20 or 34:22.

1. fork in progress
2. S&S coupler
3. all your tubes are belong to us
4. Walt, your friendly neighborhood bike builder
5. almost done
 

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More pix

1. oops, I broke my frame
2. there we go
3. 5 lbs 1 oz with headset cups
4. fork is 1070 g

No, it's not the lightest frame/fork ever but it should stand up to the airline baggage manglers and my poor riding skills.
 

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Another ride

West Magnolia, Colorado this time fixed & rigid. What a blast! Used my rear brake alot more, but had very few pedal strikes and less skids than many geared coaster bikes I see out there. Small amount of light rain was just enough to make the dry dusty stuff stick to the bike.

1. on trail
2. higher up the aspens have come in nicely
3. some sweet flow through the pines
4. flowers are out
5. rear view
 

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specs

Thanks for the comments so far. And thanks to all you MTBR forum folks for the inspiration to go single and 29. Some specs follow. I measured my old setup, sent a long email to Walt and he did the rest. Walt has been great to work with. Being local, it was nice to visit the shop a couple times to see it come together. We still have a crankarm clearance issue to figure out (right side arm 3mm closer to stays than left but it's not the frame or BB so maybe its the arms- have an extra 1.5 spacer in there now).

HT 72 deg, ST 73 deg
ST 18" c-c, ETT 24.75" (I'm 6'2" with 34" inseam)
BB 60mm drop
chainstays 440mm at front of dropouts
S&S couplers
Fork: WW 470/43mm and White Magic 80
Front wheel: DT240 and Mustang Asym
Front brake: Avid BB-7 mechanical disc
Rear wheel: Phil fixed free, DT7.1 rim, White freewheel, Phil and Shimano fixed cogs
Rear brake: Avid Arch Rival rim brake
XTR spiderless crankarms 180mm with fleabay aluminum ring (Boone to come)
Plus the usual bits like Thomson stem & post, etc
 

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lanpope said:
I love all these bikes with the mullet brake setup.

Really does seem like the best/cleanest setup for a SS.

Nice bike!

LP
Agreed. If I were spec'ing a SS right now, I'd probably go that route.

Good to see another fine WW on the board, nicely done.
 
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