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2011 red line monocog (urban assault bike)

Discussion in 'KLUNKERS & MOUNTAIN BIKES' started by tacklebox, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. tacklebox

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    So I bought my monocog new and over the years I've owned it I transformed it into this single speed street machine [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    So far my upgrades consist of race face d2stem , kmc 9 speed x chain , surly ss cog , 29x2.5 maxxis hookworm tires , wtb pure v saddle , fsa pig dh pro headset , and cut an inch and a half off each side of the bars


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    Very nice!
    The only change I would make would be some low and flat BMX Cruiser bars, but that is only because I like the bars a bit higher... ;)

    Love the bike, great work! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
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    Thanks Luke


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    Very cool ride. Those 'cogs are great, aren't they?
     
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    Yeah I really like them I wanna get a matching chainring


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    I miss my Monocog. Yours looks rad. I'd suggest getting a better seatpost clamp for it; mine slipped til I put a better on on there....

    Cheers!
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    I haven't had any problems with the seat post clamp yet but it will probably get switched sooner or later I like to customize all my toys


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    Yeah, it could be that they fixed it, too. I remember, BITD, all the guys on mtbr said that you HAD to switch the stock headset and seatpost clamp; could very well be that Redline listened and solved that issue by 2011. I think mine was a 2008 29" Monocog.... the ones with the black paint and yellow graphics. Your frame has a sweet color; the 2014 looks nice, too:
    http://redlinebicycles.com/bikes/2014-monocog/
    A shame the closest dealer is almost an hour's drive from me. They haven't yet posted the 2015 chromoly Monocog, but the aluminum version looks absolutely wrethced.
     
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    Yeah the stock headset was garbage so glad I switched it out it really tightened up the front end I'm not too keen on the aluminum frame either I don't know why they would go from aluminum to chromoly back to aluminum it's funny though I really don't like the blue when I bought it I was under the impression I could just peel off the stickers but apparently they don't use stickers its painted on


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    It's not just stickers under clearcoat?

    I think the aluminum framed bike is just replacing the Monobelt from last year. It'll cost twice as much as the base Monocog. I bet they'll have a 2015 chromoly monocog, much like yours in spec, for about $650 or $700.

    And, good call remembering that the Monocogs from WBITD were made from aluminum. They had 110mm bmx-size rear spacing, too. Pretty nice, but i'm a committed steel-frame guy.
     
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    I really dig your build!Looks like a lot of fun to abuse.
     
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    Yeah I love riding it I rode BMX my whole life but after I broke my back my BMX bike was to small and uncomfortable to ride so I got the next best thing single speed mtb
     
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    I thinks it's straight up paint I'm a steel frame guy too aluminum is to stiff I don't like it at all



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    One thing I'm not to happy with that I wished I noticed when I purchased my bike is that the frame is a defect it's nothing that would make it unsafe or ride abnormally but the little cross bar that runs between the rear triangles is welded crooked it's not a structural problem but I'm pretty o.c.d. And it bugs me to know its crooked and flawed


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    [​IMG]


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    Ha, definitely not a big deal, but I'm just like you.... it'd bug me, too. Seems like just typical Redline stuff.
     

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