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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:47 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Got a Marin Eldridge Grade and GT Tequesta frame and forks coming, so thinking I may singlespeed one of them.

So peeps, where do I start, what do I need?

Tell me all I need to know!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:49 pm 
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look at the previous threads , only gotta go back a few pages :lol:

google sheldon brown


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:51 pm 
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Just don't change gear.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Single speed?! What's the point?

















:wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Others will no doubt disagree,,,but this is what I would do
1. Get some spacers from Max at Londonfixie
2. Get the following from Charliethebikemonger or similar
Surly rear cog
KMC SS chain he sells...plus maybe a half link (if you are going for
the magic)
Surly Front ring (or any other non-ramped ring...Gusset?)
Some sort of chain tensioner (if you are not going for the magic)
You might need some narrower chainring bolts.

Think thats it.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:12 pm 
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You'll need the legs of a Titan.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:13 pm 
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I think Harry has covered it. You'll need to tailor your gearing to suit your strengths and the terrain you ride on.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:27 pm 
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I bought most of the parts from 'charlie the bike monger' single speed expert, have a look at the website, this should give you some idea's:-

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/

Please check out this video:-

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=93M9lvl8LM8

Enjoy, single speed is good fun!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:29 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Thanks guys.

Both frames will be with me next week, so I'll have a play.

Most likely be the GT that gets SS'd :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:29 pm 
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Stop being silly and put gears on :roll:


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