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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Location: High on a hill above the Somerset Levels...
Does anyone have any recommendations?? Looking at Argos, Bob Jackson, etc, it's going to be expensive bearing in mind I'll want a respray too...

Or should I just buy a SS specific frame and be done with it?? :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:00 am 
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You might want your gears back one day?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:18 am 
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Just get an On-One Inbred in SS mode, it'll be cheaper than getting track ends fitted to an existing frame.
Alternative get one of these if you dont want a tensioner:
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/trickstuff-e ... prod18255/
It gives a degree of eccentric bottom bracket in a normal BB shell.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:57 am 
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Location: High on a hill above the Somerset Levels...
Thanks guys, the On One was the other option I was looking at, as no, I definitely want the 'clean' look so don't want the SS gizmo thingy hanging off the back...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Location: A wretched hive of scum and villainy...
Depending on your gearing and chainstay length, you might be able to run it with no tensioner.

Have a look at Machinehead for ChainLengthCalc, a handy little Java applet.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:47 pm 
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I Use a White Industries ENO eccentric Hub - works really well and you can go Fixed or SS !


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:51 am 
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I have found Lee Cooper to be cheaper than the average.


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