Magnesium single speed mtb



History:
Well I had wanted to try this single-speed lark for a while, so when a mate of mine gave me this frame (thanks
Alex!), it seemed like a good opportunity. It is a magnesium (what alloy I don't know) frame, which came from
some de-militarised Russian factory I believe. Seems pretty well put together though, and very light. Using a
program on the web, I was able to find a gear combination which would work with the vertical dropouts without
needing a chain tensioner, which makes the drivechain nice and neat. The rest of it, apart from the Pace carbon
rigid forks, was put together mostly with bits I had knocking around. My first foray into disc brakes with the
Hope XC4 on the front. Haven't taken it in the woods yet, but looking forward to seeing what it is like mountain
biking with one gear!

Purpose:
Back to basics, don't-have-to-worry-about-what-gear-you're-in mountain biking!


Specifications:

Frame: Russian made tig welded Magnesium (alloy?), weighs 3.0lbs painted.
Fork: Pace RC31 Carbon fibre rigid
Headset: Cane Creek S2
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Stem: Titec, 120mm
Handlebars: Bontrager Crowbar
Brake Levers: Shimano XT rear, Hope Pro front
Gear shifters: n/a
Front Brake: Hope XC4 hydraulic disc
Rear Brake: Shimano Deore XT V-brake
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN52
Chainset: Shimano Deore XT '91, 36T, 175mm
Pedals: Shimano M959 SPD
Chain: Sachs PC51
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: n/a
Cassette: Shimano BMX freewheel, 18T
Front Wheel: Hope XC disc hub, Mavic X317 Disc, DT spokes
Rear Wheel: Modified screw-on hub, Mavic X517 rim, DT spokes
Tyres: Continental Explorer Pro (front), Twister Supersonic (rear)
Wheel skewers: Shimano, Magura
Bottle cages: Trek

Weight: 19.2 lbs


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