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