Really cool bike, and very similar to my lovely two tone green teens roadster:
The fork rake, fillet brazing, chainstays, and small diameter stay braces are all the same to my eye. I've done a fair bit of research on my bike and I...
I suspect the bike for sale in this thread is from the same manufacturer.
BTW, i'm the current owner of the red mystery bike. The steerer tube has quite a bend so I suspect the curved forks were damaged in a front collision.
I had the same issue with my SK seatpost.
I started by soaking it forever, and it still wouldn't budge. I finally resorted to cutting the very top of the post off, then using a hacksaw blade carefully cut the seatpost from the inside working outward. It was slow going but worked like a charm.
One additional comment. I think the focus on 1x came about because of the popularity of full suspension. Being able to eliminate the front derailleur has freed up that area to suit different designs.
I think the fd will always be with us, it works and works well.
Wow what a great response. Thanks i'll lend my opinion, once again it's just my opinion and what works for me.
Fair enough...but what if you don't "need" or "want" a dropper post? Are you not just adding "more weight" and "more heavy un-needed controls" that you just eliminated by getting rid...
Just thought i'd offer some input on this matter because i've been running a 1X system for a number of years now. I typically ride 40-60 dirt miles a week so YMMV.
In the past one of the most difficult discussions to have with new riders on modern bikes are the proper use of a 3x system (2x is...