Thursday, March 12, 2009

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I managed to get out and beat the rain yesterday for a quick ride on the SSFly at IC King. Being back on singletrack with a SS just feels fantastic.  It worked quite well, and definitely improves on the Rig in smoothness and stiffness. I've got some minor things to dial in, mostly in regards to the chain/cog. I've been running WTB cheap cogs and a Sram PC-1 chain, but I'm going to jump up to some Chris King cogs and a narrower 8spd chain setup. The little 5mm bolt on skewer worked well enough, but it's gonna need a few more shakedown rides to convince me that it's going to hold well...

Hopefully I won't get too attached to the SS and resign the G(eared)Fly to dust collection duties...


5 Comments:

  1. GenghisKhan said...
    Interesting use of a 5MM bolt onm the skewer. I'd be nervous, too, but that may because I have a tendency to overtighten and strip 'em out. Does it have anything tugnut-esque to help hold everything in alignment, or is all up to that 5MM bolt?

    Good luck with it.
    Dave Holmes said...
    No tug-nuts yet, we'll so how it holds... It's pretty much all up to the skewer. It is designed more as a theft deterrent skewer, so, who knows...

    If it doesn't hold, I'll join the crowd and buy an DT Swiss RWS skewer.
    GenghisKhan said...
    Really?! Wow. Wait, I just had an epiphany--it's snugged up and runnin' an ecentric BB, right?

    Hmmm... Get the DT Swiss just for fun!

    Peace!
    Dave Holmes said...
    Nope, no eccentric, so only the skewer holds it.

    So there is a chance of it sliding in the dropout, the wheel not being aligned, and the associated disc brake setup that goes with it. And the fun of changing a rear flat.

    Oh, the price of bling and lighter weight...
    GenghisKhan said...
    Very interesting and good luck with it. Those Dt skewers are sounding better and better--well, to me at least! ;o)

    K.O.S.S.--Keep On Single Speedin'!

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