Last time you may have heard me mention, the Sette Reken was a 1×3 then most recently a 1×8. That was cool and all, but II kept dropping my chain when it was set up as 1×8.
So last night, I wanted to do something with the Sette Reken…again. I figured I’d try and convert it to become my Xtracycle. Below was my original set up with my Ibex/Xtracycle.
The Ibex frame was cool and all, but that top tube would get in the way when dismounting the bike. I tried to install the sub-frame of the Xtra on to the Reken, but the reken doesn’t have a small bar that most bikes would have where a kick stand would be installed onto the stays. The Xtracycle idea for the Reken was scrapped.
I then turned my attention to my 1X crank set. I got tired of the chain drop and went ahead and installed the granny gear, big ring, front (XTR) derailleur and front shifter. The XTR was a bit over kill since my shifters was an Alivio and my rear derailleur was a Mega9 Deore…but its what I had.
Anyhow, I took the Reken out for a quick jaunt in the neighborhood, making sure I was jumping off the curb to see if my chain would drop, all good.
I weighed the thing and it came in shy of 25lbs. Not exactly anemic, but the parts I have on it aren’t on a diet. I have some WTB ALL Mountain wheels, a Spinner Reason fork, TruVativ 31.8 stem, Hayes MX3 Mech brakes and TruVativ cranks. One lite weight thing I have would be my seat post…a Ritchey Comp…oh an my rear Kenda Small Block 8!
By the way, right now the Sette Reken frame is on sale for $79.98 at Pricepoint.com