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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Always liked Holdsworth bikes. If I may I'd suggest having a look raound planet x for hubs, they have some very period looking singlespeed hubs for not much money, Campag on the other hand might cost a bob or two! Apart from that get what you've got together and lets see it! BTW I reckon that chainset is too pretty for single ringing, keep it for another build :)


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This is my fixed wheeler had it about 6 years now and was a parts bin special, originally ran it singlespeed then moved to fixed. Its a wee bit small and I have another frame enroute to replace it but for a generic tange double butted it was a very nice ride. The new one will be finished a bit better :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:13 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
I'll kick off - can anyone recommend singlespeed screw on freewheels - I've just bought a singlespeed specific wheelset without the freewheel and am looking for somehting that'll do the job but not too pricey. Needs to be 16t as well.


You can also consider trial freewheels I guess. They tend to be pricey, but perhaps there are some cheaper options too.

There are also White Industries excellent freewheels. Excellent quality and not the most expensive out there.


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orange71 wrote:
I'll kick off - can anyone recommend singlespeed screw on freewheels - I've just bought a singlespeed specific wheelset without the freewheel and am looking for somehting that'll do the job but not too pricey. Needs to be 16t as well.


You can also consider trial freewheels I guess. They tend to be pricey, but perhaps there are some cheaper options too.

There are also White Industries excellent freewheels. Excellent quality and not the most expensive out there.


Had a look at trial ones but they are mostly either 18t, or 1/8" or both :lol:

Have gone for a WI in the end 2nd hand here on the forum.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:07 am 
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John wrote:
Welcome to the The Official Retrobike Fixed and S/S thread. This has been setup by user request to cover fixed gear and single speed builds.

Enjoy :D


Brilliant! Somewhere to post my polo bikes after all - thx JV... ;-)


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anybody recommend the best singlespeed chain? I've heard the KMCZ610 is good, but also Izumi. Seem to be quite a few singlespeed specific chains out there now.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:17 pm 
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Brilliant! Somewhere to post my polo bikes after all - thx JV... ;-)


so, what polo bike(s) you got?


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:33 am 
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Glad you asked...

It's been an intriguing challenge developing bikes that were suitable for the inevitably steep learning-to-play curve. Having tried other regular players bikes and been aware that the early trend was for ex-track bikes with their punishing toe overlap, I went for safety through stability, sacrificing agility - always with a preference for the MTB lineage, natch. The MK3 is the shortest bike I've built to date and has handling to match, currently running a 34 x 21 gear.

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MK 1 was a B Twin shopper with faux track ends for the internal hub - aka The Bastard Twin

MK 2 was a Marin I had track ends welded on - aka The MarinAid

MK 3 is a £30 elevated stay thing that curiously had diagonal drop outs - aka The Dreadnought

MK 4 is in the pipeline... :wink:


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I started playing a year ago on singlespeed Genesis then built up an old Haro but needed to get a proper rigid singlespeed mtb so plumped for an Inbred, really like it, just have to consider if fixed is going to be the next step. Just a shame I'm going to miss the tournament in Sheffield next month.


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orange71 wrote:
anybody recommend the best singlespeed chain? I've heard the KMCZ610 is good, but also Izumi. Seem to be quite a few singlespeed specific chains out there now.



For track 1 1/8th chains Izumi's are great but can be pricey. I would always buy these: http://www.tracksupermarket.com/index.p ... cts_id=262

HKK Vertex. In Japan they are only $20-30 bucks, cheap for a NJS chain.


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