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    Default The Single Speed Thread

    Thoght I would throw up a thread for non-fixed single speeds, as there seems to be a few on this forum.
    To get the ball rolling here is a link to my ride's

    http://forums.farkin.net/showthread.php?t=88572
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    Wow 42/16. Would be fast through the hills ;)

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    yeah its not too bad, easily cruise around 35-40kph, until I hit a hill:p
    can do cotter/uriarra on it but havnt been out there for a little while, having too much fun at stromlo on the redline:D
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    42:16 is just standard commuter gearing...

    http://forums.farkin.net/showthread....ighlight=fleet

    The link above shows two of my singlespeeds (in road configuration).

    Another 29er SS on the way to join them - pure off-roader, after I build my 4" XC rig.

    I have a question for the SS riders out there.

    Freewheel or casette? Freewheel all the way for me - so bombproof...

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    freewheel for me too, strong as, less tools required to remove, and ACS's sound sexy
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    I was forced to run a single speed on my hardtail because my hangar broke and unbeknown to me it is IMPOSSIBLE to find hangars for my bike frame because of it's rarity. So i started with the DMR simple tension seeker and let me just say that i have fallen in love with Single speeds.

    I did hate them when i was on the deralieur set up but my only regret now is that i have not got horizontal dropouts because the Simple tension seeker is a little dodgy...

    Does anyone know how much it would cost for "Grip" to do a job like that?
    (Change my frame to Horizontal dropouts)....
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    I also have a question..

    In my contemplation and hessitation of making a fixie i decided Fixie was not going to happen.

    SO now i have an old frame currently running SS with the old cassest finding the straightest chainline.

    Anyway the wheels are deadbeat must be gone.

    So im looking for a nice sturdy singlespeed 700C Road wheelset.
    Budget: 200
    So does anyone know where i could find such a set for me around sydney??? Help!
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    Training could be considered cheating for the SS category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekigengar View Post
    I also have a question..

    In my contemplation and hessitation of making a fixie i decided Fixie was not going to happen.

    SO now i have an old frame currently running SS with the old cassest finding the straightest chainline.

    Anyway the wheels are deadbeat must be gone.

    So im looking for a nice sturdy singlespeed 700C Road wheelset.
    Budget: 200
    So does anyone know where i could find such a set for me around sydney??? Help!
    I will find out if i can get hold of somefrom the local velodrome tonight and if i can get hold of some i'll post them up to you....:) I'll show you some pics if they have some...
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    Freewheel or cassette.....definately cassette you can get the chainline spot on, use Surly cogs and its all good.
    Heres the latest from single speed hub from Aireal Australia, they are the bomb!!!!
    http://www.airealaustralia.com/

    SS_5.jpg

    Heres my bike and I'm lov'n it

    Carver 96er single speed.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by The funki 1 View Post
    I was forced to run a single speed on my hardtail because my hangar broke and unbeknown to me it is IMPOSSIBLE to find hangars for my bike frame because of it's rarity. So i started with the DMR simple tension seeker and let me just say that i have fallen in love with Single speeds.

    I did hate them when i was on the deralieur set up but my only regret now is that i have not got horizontal dropouts because the Simple tension seeker is a little dodgy...

    Does anyone know how much it would cost for "Grip" to do a job like that?
    (Change my frame to Horizontal dropouts)....
    You might also consider a White Industies eccentric hub.
    The best place to change gears is at home, in the shed, over your second beer... OK, maybe your third beer...

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