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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:46 am 
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I'm contemplating another SS bike, & as I'm starting from scratch I'd like to find something that doesn't require tensioners etc.

So far I'm aware of the following:
DMR Trailstar - horizontal dropouts
Voodoo Wanga - sliding dropouts
GT of some description with eccentric BB?
Kona unit?
On-one Inbred?
Sure there are some very nice expensive options, but I'm not looking to spend a fortune.

Ideally I'd like a disc mount, but I guess that's not essential.
Were there any retro options with horizontal dropouts?


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:52 am 
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Lots of retro options with horizontal dropouts. Why consider anything else? :P
I had a geared Inbred, nice bike but stuuuupidly long top tube for its size. The sliding dropout version is the only SS bike I'd entertain fitting a disc to, unless you fancy something with an eccentric BB.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:42 pm 
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Cotic Cycles, Dialled bikes, Singular Cycles, Dawes Edge One.
Numerous makes from the USA.
DeKerf from Canada

Alternatively get a White industries ENO Eccentric axled hub, thus any frame with vertical dropouts can be made into an SS without the need for a tensioner.

Charlie the bike monger is your man for such a hub or Hubjub, both on the net.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:26 pm 
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chris667 wrote:
Lots of retro options with horizontal dropouts. Why consider anything else? :P


... such as? That's kinda the question I was asking! :)

velomaniac wrote:
Cotic Cycles, Dialled bikes, Singular Cycles, Dawes Edge One.
Numerous makes from the USA.
DeKerf from Canada

Alternatively get a White industries ENO Eccentric axled hub, thus any frame with vertical dropouts can be made into an SS without the need for a tensioner.

Charlie the bike monger is your man for such a hub or Hubjub, both on the net.


Thanks muchly - there's a few to keep an eye out for...

An Eno hub is an option, but I quite fancy trying hub gears at some point too.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:32 pm 
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Alternatively a frame builder could fit some dropouts

ps saw a singular the other day and it was lovely


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:36 pm 
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Most of them, before about 1990. :wink:
Muddy fox, Saracen and Puegeot all spring to mind.
Kaiser's right though, you could get the dropouts brazed on by anyone.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:20 pm 
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i like my unit from kona its the 05 model i thinks got from laundrymike for my clockwork frame 8) from what mike was saying and having a had no one to say otherwise and if they do im still not listening its the same geo and tube set as the explosive of the same year but with out any cable routes brazed on for gears and ss sliding dropouts 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:08 pm 
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and of course...Evil DOC..fine frames :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:20 pm 
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http://www.londonfgss.com/thread11107.html List of SS MTB frames.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:25 pm 
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theres a guy I recognise in there :lol:


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