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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:15 pm 
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You can do either. Buy a single speed specific wheel like Chris King, or use any wheel with cassette capability and instead of a cassette you fit a cheap single speed conversion kit. A great and cost effective way if you have spare wheels kicking around!

thanks what wheel set from here ,mid range ? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mtb/wheels/


It depends on your budget! If it's your first try at single speed I'd say the cheaper the better!


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And also if its first try, use a cassette wheel rather than ss specific.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:07 am 
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Im going ss rear hub
If you built a dream steel frame ,what tubing ? what adjustable rear drop outs ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:13 pm 
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AndyPA wrote:
Im going ss rear hub
If you built a dream steel frame ,what tubing ? what adjustable rear drop outs ?


Not, sure...these are questions which vary massively on preference. I'm getting a Salsa El Mariachi as it's a 29er (want to try) it's got alternator drop outs and can be run SS or geared easily. I don't then have scores of bikes littering the garage. One bike performs a multitude of jobs, or so I hope!

3 bikes max is my new mantra!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Any body else got any input ? would a lugged ss custom frame be too left-field ? Lets hear your thoughts special cable routing etc etc ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Orange 71 had a lovely SS custom frame built, have a search in the Readers bikes 98 ----> it will I'm sure give you some great ideas.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:11 pm 
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I've added a small FAQ's to the OP, now in no way is it to stifle chat but hopefully be resource for singlespeeders.

If there are any threads you can think of that could be added post the links and I'll add it to the FAQ.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:53 am 
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Ive bought a set of 853 tubing with Dedecia curved seat stays and paragon sliding drop outs,I am going to build something similar to a Black Cat frame.
If anybody is interested I will show the build or post a link


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:00 am 
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AndyPA wrote:
Ive bought a set of 853 tubing with Dedecia curved seat stays and paragon sliding drop outs,I am going to build something similar to a Black Cat frame.
If anybody is interested I will show the build or post a link


Sounds interesting, I think that diserves it's own build thread :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Finished my first SS this weekend - Airborne Mosquito. Loving it :)


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