12 September 2006 - 13:52The Aftermath, and Kermit
One of the reasons I have, and will always stand behind SRAM products, is the plain and simple fact that most of their stuff is rebuildable. And in this case, all I need is a replacement cage. If I had been running the “other” high end derailleur, I would be spending a lot more money to replace it.
One of my long term projects has finally come to life. This is a Kermit green Niner SIR 9 singlespeed, decked out with old school XTR cranks with a Spot Brand spiderless chainring.
The wheels are Industry 9, all black with Salsa Delgado rims, and the rear cog is a Niner Cogalicious. Gearing is 35-21, and is tied together with a SRAM PC-68 chain.
Stopping power comes from Avid Juicy 7s.
And then there is the usual Thomson bits, the obligatory King headset, and for a change, some On One Mary bars.
If you haven’t had a chance to use these, you should give them a try. They are highly unusual, but very comfy.
The front wheel is held on with Niner’s rigid fork, because simple is better (and lighter too). There were 3 at the Meat-up riding rigid singlespeed 29ers, and boy were they fast!
Total weight is 23 and change for this size large bike.
It’s priced very appropriately at $2900.