Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Picture tutorials for ss conversion?
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04-24-07, 04:35 PM
Hi, I am hoping to find a 70s road bike with a vertical drop out and turn it into a single speed. Are there any picturials for this? Do any of you have any links? Is there anything else I should look for besides the drop out when looking to purchase an old track bike?
04-24-07, 04:37 PM
04-24-07, 04:39 PM
I apologize, I meant horizontal. Also does any place sell a cheap light frame that is well suited to this sorta build?
04-24-07, 04:47 PM
i would suggest the iro mark v.
whoops- you said old track bike. sorry
04-24-07, 06:57 PM
Check the LDS [Local DumpSter]
04-24-07, 09:27 PM
thanks was anything else I should look for when finding an old bike?
04-24-07, 09:39 PM
Check the dropouts, make sure its near your size and check for rust holes and cracks before you take a trash find.
04-24-07, 10:13 PM
thanks, I want this bike to be as lite as possible, but it will receive a lot of abuse, is aluminum out of the question then? Is there a certain metal that would be best suited for this application?
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