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    Why is the chain tension device needed at all? ...

    Why is the chain tension device needed at all? If your chainrings differ by the same number of teeth that the dingle cogs differ by then chain length should remain the same if you only run...
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    This thread is heresy and blasphemy I tell you! ...

    This thread is heresy and blasphemy I tell you!

    Don't go talking about multiple geared FG/SS bikes over in the SS/FG sub-forum.

    I already made that mistake:...
  3. Thank you everyone for the great advice! ...

    Thank you everyone for the great advice!

    I've decided to just buy a car instead.

    Dealing with used car salespersons has to be way more fun than using the Singlspeed and Fixed Gear forum.
    ...
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    They both look really nice but that dark brown...

    They both look really nice but that dark brown seems extra sexy for some reason.
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    Ok, this is a really small, almost insignificant...

    Ok, this is a really small, almost insignificant detail. But because you say wrapping is so easy, I have to wonder about that small triangle on your bar, just behind the shifter hood that is not...
  6. BCD: 130mm I like the Sugino too. I read some...

    BCD: 130mm I like the Sugino too. I read some reviews on the origin8 and basically everyone said they're junk. I like the Surly and White Ind stuff too but no one seems to make a 52T with a 130...
  7. Thanks. But this question has already been...

    Thanks. But this question has already been answered sooo many times by other smart assess (myself included).

    To reiterate, here's what I've decided: flip flop fixed/fixed hub (personally, I like...
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  9. No, I do not want a shift lever on my bicycle and...

    No, I do not want a shift lever on my bicycle and no, I will not need to carry another chain.

    My horizontal dropouts are really long and I've been able to accommodate a 5T difference in the rear...
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    Sticky: True, I purchased a set of the Nokian tires last...

    True, I purchased a set of the Nokian tires last winter and they are not cheap.

    I love the DIY scene but last winter I rode in some pretty awful conditions, very far from my vehicle or a safe,...
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    Sticky: Um, just go buy some proper studded tires for...

    Um, just go buy some proper studded tires for christ's sake. They're expensive, but they're made properly and you could probably run them tubeless. The real carbide studs will wear much, much...
  12. Thanks surreal. I intend to hijack this thread...

    Thanks surreal. I intend to hijack this thread but mentioning my project seems to have diverted attention...

    My thread is here:...
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    Sick
  14. My mommy always said I had to wear closed toed...

    My mommy always said I had to wear closed toed shoes when bicycling. :(


    hairnet - thanks for clearing that up. I've never heard of the bolt on cog. Conceivably one could make a multi gear set...
  15. I like this better....

    I like this better.
    http://www.rohloff.de/en/products/speedhub/
  16. Y'all are right - setting up a synglespeed/fixed...

    Y'all are right - setting up a synglespeed/fixed bike with three cogs on one (or both) side(s) of the hub is probably stupid and would be impossible with off the shelf components. Also, you're more...
  17. Hey, jdolph, any progress to report?

    Hey, jdolph, any progress to report?
  18. Are we going to split hairs about what...

    Are we going to split hairs about what constitutes a "singlespeed"? Does the bike in question have to have only one chainring and one cog? What about flip flop hubs? So a singlespeed would be one...
  19. I agree with surreal - just build the bike you...

    I agree with surreal - just build the bike you want to ride and ride it how you want to ride cause it's your bike. These other fools just want to tell you how to build the bike they want to ride. ...
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    In order to calculate skid patches for a given...

    In order to calculate skid patches for a given gear combo simplify the gear combo (48/16) to the smallest equivalent whole number ratio which would be 3/1 so a 48/16 gear ratio will have 1 skid patch...
  21. I like the idea of using the Surly 17/19t dingle...

    I like the idea of using the Surly 17/19t dingle on the fixed side and White industries 20/22 freewheel on the other side. Now I'm just contemplating what chainrings might be good to use on this...
  22. Well, now that we've established that I'm gonna...

    Well, now that we've established that I'm gonna try to do what I want and y'all are gonna ridicule me because I'm not a purist, let's get down to the technical nitty-gritty.

    I realize that what...
  23. You guys are a great help! Thanks for all of the...

    You guys are a great help! Thanks for all of the advice!

    If I wanted a bike that I could shift on the go then I would put deraileurs back on this bike. However, I want a fixed/singlespeed bicycle...
  24. http://sheldonbrown.com/org//hercules.html No,...

    http://sheldonbrown.com/org//hercules.html

    No, he uses a flip flop hub and three cogs (two on the freewheel and one on the fixed side)

    I mean, I could use a three speed free wheel on the free...
  25. Schwinn Sports Tourer multi gear flip flop conversion

    Hi y'all! Thanks in advance for any help. I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to the fixie world of bikes but I've always wanted to build one.

    So, I've got an early 70s Schwinn sports tourer,...
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