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Surly 1x1, orange

Drive side
Cockpit
Drivetrain
Freewheel
35x22
Rear brake

New frame and a few new parts. More photos on Flickr.

Frame: 18" Surly 1x1 frame and fork, orange

Wheels(26"): Front, 40 hole Salsa El Gordo laced to a Sansin SE high flange tandem hub.

Rear, 48 hole Salsa El Gordo laced to a no-name 135mm hub

Brake: Avid SD-7 v-brake, parts bin old school Shimano long pull lever.

Drivetrain: MKE Bicycle Co. Pologuard(35 tooth) with 165mm Sugino XD cranks up front and a 22t ACS freehweel in the back. 117mm bottom bracket to make the pologuard fit.

Stem/Bars: Parts bin, Dimension upright 1 1/8" stem. Chopped and still fairly wide and fairly upright riser bars. Bell.

Pedals: Plastic Odyssey pedals

Misc: Salsa seat post with WTB mtb saddle.

looks awesome. i was gonna get a 1x1 before i got my jamis exile 26" ss. one thing i don't like about both of our frames is that the brake cable runs along the top of the top tube. i ripped my thighs up a few times before i got smart and covered it with padding. i'm thinking about grinding those things off and running housing along the bottom of the tube using zip ties. love that color.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

Thanks for the compliment. I'm liking how well I can play in front of this bike. Much improved over the more set-back Rollo.

I do wish the housing stops allowed for full cable housing as opposed to the open part. Not sure how the open part is a benefit.

less housing = less friction in the line

But then more shit gets in the housing because there are more openings! I had to clean my rear brake line like 10 times this winter.

Bike Polo Ronin

The cable running across the top tube is definitely a shortcoming of the 1x1. I ride with a top-tube pad yet my knee frequently pinches the cable to the frame and causes problems with braking. It's really a minor annoyance. I also thought about full-length housing but decided against it. When I first set the bike up I thought about grinding a few things off. Am very glad now that I refrained from taking an angle grinder to my frame.

Like playing across the front of the bike? Move the bars lower/closer. Mine are just about down at the steer tube. I love being able to hit left side forward backhand shots!

Once upon a time I gashed my leg on the seat stay braze-on for disc brake housing. Covered it with tape afterward. It's a little sharp edge where you don't need it.

It's a beaut, sven. Love the matching dust cap.

What are you doing with the Rollo?

I bought the frame complete and it came with that Origin-8 matching orange headset. Its a bit over the top. I usually don't color coordinate my bike to that degree.

The Rollo will live again as a cruiser bike. I will never get rid of that frame. I love it dearly.

good looking bike! i like the mugshots on the front wheel cover!

Black Stardust Flip-Flop

The 1x1 is going thru a metamorphasis right now. More photos forthcoming.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_lahey/sets/72157626521008512/

Photo set of the process from bent frame to bent frame with gusset.