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    Senior Member gman26's Avatar
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    Greetings from SoCal

    Newbie here - getting into road bikes and single speeds.

    I saw that Schwinn Madison, looks like a cool bike; maybe even the Cutter. Going to have to check out my local Schwinn shop.

    Any recommendations for a decent single speed, freewheel? I browsed BikesDirect, the Mercier looks pretty nice.

    Heard about some local rides around LA/OC, night rides - anyone hear of these?

    Would love to hear what others have to say.
    Looks like a cool forum.
    Thans

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    surly old man jgedwa's Avatar
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    There is a SS/FG forum that deals with such things. They can be a rough crowd, but not without entertainment value.

    One bit of advice about ss freewheels though: cheaper ones are made without any means of removal. Unbelievable but true. Make sure to eyeball them and be sure it has at least two cut-out splines for a removal tool to fit. BMX freewheel removal tools tend to have larger, more robust splines than the run-of the mill Shimano multi-speed removal tool. It causes much gnashing of teeth when you go to remove the freewheel someday and discover that it can only be done by destroying it.

    jim
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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hi gman, did you get a bike yet?

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