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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:09 pm 
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cheers for the non critical response :D

a singlespeed, fixed, or maybe flip flop conversion is most probably on the cards

il keep any fans of blue collar bikes posted :P


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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damn i spoke too soon
posted that just as dbmtb's reply arrived

perhaps i may spend more than the bike is worth
but its still not going to be a lot of money,

but either way

consider my chips pissed on

Thanks


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Just for ease heres the bike


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Reckon you could have this thing single speeded for the price of that front brake.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:24 pm 
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That would make more sense.

Converting it to fixed will cost about £80 unless you can find someone selling a used track wheel for a pittance. (Yeah right)

It wasn't my intention to pee on anyone's bonfire or upset anyone. Maybe it's a kneejerk reaction coming from umpteen years in the bike trade. But over the years I've seen too many people spend too much money on bikes that weren't worth it. I've even done it myself and I know how it feels to admit defeat on a project that is just too much work.

Road bikes have a much longer history than MTBs and there are so many more compatibility issues to fall foul of. Unless you really know what you're doing - and it's implicit in the original posting that you are in doubt - then it's best to stay out of the minefield.


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dbmtb wrote:
That would make more sense.

Converting it to fixed will cost about £80 unless you can find someone selling a used track wheel for a pittance. (Yeah right)


Would probably be a screw on cassette in which case(if you can find one) a track converter will do the trick.


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kaiser wrote:
Would probably be a screw on cassette in which case(if you can find one) a track converter will do the trick.


A track sprocket and a BSA BB lockring.

At a push, yes....

I wouldn't. But I'm a fussy snob.


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dbmtb wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Would probably be a screw on cassette in which case(if you can find one) a track converter will do the trick.


A track sprocket and a BSA BB lockring.

At a push, yes....

I wouldn't. But I'm a fussy snob.




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:39 am 
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Keep both brakes & you don't even need a lock ring. Probably have to re-dish the wheel though. I've done it with cheap wheels & managed to get the cog so tight I could skid with impunity.
Try fixed you'll love it (possibly).


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