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Old February 1st, 2010, 9:54 PM   #1
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psyched to get my old fat back and running... started out as a ss conversion for the winter rides, but I'm liking it so much that it's going to be more than that... Still tweaking it here and there but it did great today.

just got the eno cranks on, and given that I have a 122 bb spindle I'm assuming I'll need something narrower when I put the eno rear wheel on next (once I pick up a freewheel for it)... 113 or so I think based on the calculations on the White Industries site.

Happy to hear any suggestions. With the mud around here, going to want to move to a front disc at some point but no funds yet...
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 2:40 PM   #2
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IMO, lose the chain tensioner and run a ENO hub. Looks way cleaner and is rock-solid reliable.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 8:40 PM   #3
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couldn't agree more - put the eno hubbed wheel on last night, and just have to put the chain on and see how the bb fits...

thanks, will update after...

hopefully fork next
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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FYI - there are threads on mtbr.com specifically on ss. You might want to check them out too.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 1:44 PM   #5
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You'll probably need the 113.
I ran a 107 with my turbines but they have a little more clearance than eno cranks.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, appreciate the advice

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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #7
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hopefully a rigid fork soon...
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