The Rigid Lifestyle

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The Rigid Lifestyle
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Posted: Jan 5, 2020 at 14:57 Quote
The latest build. Octane One Void Identiti 14 20 xl Profile cranks sprocket Spank Spoon Wheelset DMR Vault flats Bontrager G1 shoes Deity bar stem BB7 rear brake
Still riding rigid on dirt. Still love it.

Posted: Jan 5, 2020 at 21:41 Quote
Nice. I'm thinking about building up a rigid bike this summer but I already have a BMX. Not sure if it's worth it.

Posted: Jan 12, 2020 at 4:01 Quote
the latest rigid toy, loving it so far.

Posted: Jan 12, 2020 at 13:08 Quote
bikebike69 wrote:
the latest rigid toy, loving it so far.

Nice sled! What bars are you running?

Posted: Jan 12, 2020 at 13:37 Quote
peeldog wrote:
bikebike69 wrote:
the latest rigid toy, loving it so far.

Nice sled! What bars are you running?
AtomLab 3” bars and 35 stem.

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 at 21:19 Quote
Hello from Siam!

Being a hybrid, in this case a peculiar cross between an Urban Street MTB, FGFS, and BMX Cruiser, I hope that my Fully Rigid Single-Speed Urban Assault Bike proves welcome here.

2013 Bombtrack WTP DASH 26
This bike is used daily on paved streets that are rough and dirty with short hill climbs (up to a maximum of 85 meters in elevation) and occasionally across a short light dirt path. As I particularly do so enjoy the burning sensation of single-speed hill climbs they are my usual haunt.

Currently, I am in deep contemplation regarding which tires I will upgrade to. I am looking to size up to a 2.3" to 2.5" in the front and 2.3" in the rear (that is about as wide as I can go back there). Priorities are bomb-proof durability against curbs and potholes; grip especially on dusty shoulders and slightly sandy corners; and comfort battling rough pavement, speed bumps, and large cracks before speed and/or weight which I could care less about.

A few of the contenders, the typical norm, are:

Kenda K-RAD
Maxxis DTH
Maxxis Hookworm
Maxxis Holy Roller
Schwalbe Thunder Burt

Either running them as a same pair or possibly in one of the following combinations:

Rear: Maxxis DTH or Maxxis Hookworm
Front: Kenda K-RAD, Kenda Holy Roller, or Schwalbe Thunder Burt

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Bike Check:

FRAME: Bombtrack (WTP) DASH 26"; 23" Top Tube
FORK: Bombtrack DASH; 30mm Offset
HANDLEBARS: Bombtrack DASH; 5"
BAR ENDS: Bombtrack BASIC; Resilite
STEM: Salt PRO Top-Load; 50mm
GRIPS: Bombtrack MUSHROOM; 148mm
HEADSET: Salt AM V2; Integrated
CRANKS: Demolition REVOLT; 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET: Demolition MID-BB; 19mm
SPINDLE: Demolition REVOLT; 48-Splined, 19mm
SPROCKET: Bombtrack CHROMATIC; 48-Splined, 26t
CHAIN: Shimano NX01 OLIVE; 1/2" x 1/8"
PEDALS: Odyssey TOM DUGAN GRANDSTAND; Alloy
BRAKE LEVER: Tektro XL510 BMX Two Finger; Rear Only
BRAKES: Tektro 800A FATTY Sidepull; Rear Only
BRAKE CABLES: Box NANO Red w/ Lixada Aluminum Alloy Cable Guides
BRAKE PADS: Shimano M70R2 w/ SEVERE Pads
SEAT: Bombtrack PIVOTAL TEAM Fat
SEATPOST: Bombtrack PIVOTAL; 155mm
SEATPOST CLAMP: Bombtrack SLIM; 29.8mm
FRONT RIM: Bombtrack FR32; Double-Wall, 36h
REAR RIM: Bombtrack FR32; Double Wall, 36h
DRIVER/FREEWHEEL: Sturmey-Archer SFX30; 14t
FRONT HUB: Bombtrack OWL; 3/8" Axle
REAR HUB: Bombtrack OWL; Flip-Flop; 14mm Axle
FRONT TIRE: Bombtrack HELIX 26; 2.25"
REAR TIRE: Bombtrack HELIX 26; 2"
PEGS: Primo BINARY LT V2; 4.5", Rear Only

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 at 23:27 Quote
Tighten that chain son

With that being said I wish I had any bombtrack dealers nearby I want to build a FGFS frame with a bmx cassette

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 at 23:38 Quote
jespinal wrote:
Tighten that chain son

With that being said I wish I had any bombtrack dealers nearby I want to build a FGFS frame with a bmx cassette
Shimano Olive chains tend to sag especially on oblong sprockets. I assure you there is less than 1/2" of deflection (play up/down). See the below pic with the cranks turned over.
2013 Bombtrack DASH 26 Shimano NX01 Olive Chain

Posted: Feb 25, 2020 at 17:56 Quote
RicochetSiam wrote:
With new rubber!

2013 BOMBTRACK DASH 26 w SHIMANO NX-01 OLIVE CHAIN

I think you have a lot of free time.. and $$?

Posted: Feb 27, 2020 at 7:48 Quote
walkingtall76 wrote:
I think you have a lot of free time.. and $$?
Well after a good 35 years with my 'balls to the wall' schooling and working I am now enjoying (and immensely so) my second life!

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 9:17 Quote
That chain is crazy! I haven't seen one like that before, is that a single speed only chain? What are the benefits of it?

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 9:48 Quote
skerby wrote:
That chain is crazy! I haven't seen one like that before, is that a single speed only chain? What are the benefits of it?
Shimano NX-01 "Olive" aka "Oval" aka "Almond"

Yes, it is a rather robust (but heavy) single speed chain popular on both fixed gears and freewheels alike. Very quiet chain; smooth operating; and supposedly bullet proof.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 10:29 Quote
struciapanza wrote:
LOVE!
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/18335085/


 
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