I procured a new derailleur hanger for my SCUD 29er frame this week with the hopes of converting it to a single speed. I really don’t want to have a single speed, but I’m tired of my derailleur getting hung up in the cassette or getting snapped by a twig, plus most of my friends are on single speeds.
I considered gearing, when you only have one gear to choose from that choice becomes pretty important. Everybody’s got their own ideas of what kind of gearing works best, but the truth is that everybody is different. I’m a road biker at heart and like to spin. I’ve ridden a 22 and 23 tooth gear with little problem, but for some trails with little climbing a 20 may be the way to go.
Considering I’m using a tensioner for this bike, I thought, why not slap on more than one gear. So here it is a multi-speed-single-speed. 24, 22, and 20 tooth options.
In other gear news I got a new bash guard for the Beast of the East, a vintage Girvin Rock Ring in ANODIZED PURPLE!!! This has been hanging on the wall at Carbondale Cycle for about 20 years, I said, “Hey I’ll give you 1o bucks for that.” It worked.
In atmospheric news the sunset was stunning tonight.