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SS Chromie is finished(5 posts)

SS Chromie is finishedLone Gunman
Jul 28, 2002 3:56 PM
Each ride gets a little better, I am really beginning to like the single speed world. I really enjoyed todays cruise of 20 miles or so. Love when I encounter another biker and casually mention I have no gears and they look to my rear sprocket and almost crash.

It seems I have found a cruising speed for my bike, sort of a niche speed of 19mph. The pedals turn over super smooth at that speed and it feels like my cadence to hit for my 43x17. Anyone else run across this?

Solved the no braze on problem. Got 2 1" hose clamps, cut off the excess strap so when it comes out of the clamp, no excess strap. Looks very clean and the bottom supports the cage and pulls it tight to the tube and the top eliminates any side way movement and also pulls it tight to the tube. Lined the clamps and cage with electrical tape to prevent scratching the tubes.
No gears? what do you connect your chain to?SteveO
Jul 29, 2002 4:31 AM
i'd probably crash too if i saw such a setup.
The cruiser has a sweet spot around 15 -16 mph ...Humma Hah
Jul 29, 2002 5:19 AM
... that is much like you describe.
Mine, too, same speedcory
Jul 29, 2002 9:00 AM
Actually I'd like it a little higher, but if I gear for 18-19, I kill myself on the loooong hill between work and home. I'm nowhere near ready to give up my shiftable bikes, but I'm amazed at the places I can take the SS.
17-18mph for my Bianchi single speedDave Hickey
Jul 29, 2002 9:08 AM
I'm running a 42 x 16 combo and 17-18mph works just great. I have noticed 21-22mph is the max on flats with this gearing.