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I've had a couple...the first is my current ride..think there may have been more but I can't find the pictures


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loving the kish :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:06 pm 
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For anyone thinking of converting a non SS frame to SS, this http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php might come in handy. If you don't know what this is, don't worry, you soon will! :lol:


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unfortunately doesn't have 29er sizing (700c only goes to 35mm) :(


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97 GT Psyclone single speed with horizontal dropouts. Originally built for a GT employee. Only one known to have been built. Never offered to dealers.
Have made a couple changes since these pics were taken....DOS Freewheel


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From Friday's ride:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:07 pm 
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On one Inbred, from here.
Crosser wheels, from here.
Forks, had these, they're white.

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The wheels are heavy, suspension forks are heavy. Am I missing the point of building a singlespeed? Should I be going as light as possible and fitting rigid forks and a lighter wheelset?

I have a SS kit, well a cog and 2 spacers that put the sprocket in the centre of the freehub. Is it possible to work out what spindle length for the BB? I have yet to buy a crankset.


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It all depends where you ride. If, like me, you'll be mincing around the North Downs, the hardest rocks being sandstone, and you're too old and/or skilful to thunp the bike from boulder to boulder, you can go as light as you like, but if you have a tendency to break things, keep it sturdy! :wink:


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had a few single speed bikes, i love them.

currently have just the one at the moment though, even though i keep planning on other builds........

the main difference with this other my past SS projects is the awesome ENO white industries hubs......wow!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:31 pm 
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Is the rear hub eccentric? Any slippage / tension loss?


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