Probably one of the earlier single speed specific bikes. This was the second single speed made by Paul (the first was about a year earlier). The frame was painted white and then splattered with pink and blue. Various areas were then masked off and then a neon yellow top coat was added. According to Paul
"The paint is all original and not what I asked for. It has to be the ugliest paint job in my career history."
Just like the origins of mountain bikes, the father of single speed mountain bikes will probably never be known, but this has to be one of the earliest bikes built from the ground up to be a single speed.
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|Frame||Tange MTB Cro-Moly double butted|
|Fork||Cro-Moly straight blade|
|Rims||Super Champion Gentlemen 700C rims rolled by Keith Bontrager to a 24" rear and 26" front|
|Hubs||Shimano Sealed Mechanism front, Sunshine road rear (drilled to 72 holes to experiment with different rims and lacing patterns)|
|Tires||Tioga Farmer John rear, Farmer Johns Cousin front|
|Crank||Cook Bros Racing, 36 Specialized ring|
|Rear Cogs||Suntour single speed freewheel|
|Headset||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Brake set||Dia Compe 984|
|Brake levers||Dia Compe 183|
|Seat Post||Shimano Deore XT|
|Colors||Neon yellow with white stripes (with blue and pink splatters)|
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