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    Single Speed Bike?

    Ok looking for recommendation for a single speed bike. I mean Like what size crank/cog to use and anything else that maybe useful.
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    John

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    this is a good place to start http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    this is a good place to start http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html
    dolface, I nominate you for mayor of singlespeed/fixed gear town for your consistantly courteous and helpful replies.

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    Thank you - for the info. Does anyone know where I might score a single ( bull horn brake lever )?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnism
    Thank you - for the info. Does anyone know where I might score a single ( bull horn brake lever )?
    You can find them on eBay readily. I was looking at these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Just to give you an idea. I blew my bike allowance this month though, and didn't go for them. Right now I use regular old Dia Compe "aero" levers flipped around on my bullhorns. A little funky at first having to pull the levers mostly with my pinky and ring finger, but I have gotten used to it.
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

    * no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnism
    Thank you - for the info. Does anyone know where I might score a single ( bull horn brake lever )?
    Your freinds or relatives may have these things!

    Don't you see. Don't you see what I'm saying.

    Bike stores too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnism
    Thank you - for the info. Does anyone know where I might score a single ( bull horn brake lever )?

    Check your PM box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
    dolface, I nominate you for mayor of singlespeed/fixed gear town for your consistantly courteous and helpful replies.
    aw shucks!

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    Chucksbikes.com has the Tektro RX 4.1 levers (with the return spring) for 15$ for a pair (same price as that ebay auction, and slightly nicer levers). Unfortunately it is a pain linking to things on that site, so go to http://www.chucksbikes.com, click on Online Store, then click on Brakes on the left side.

    peace,
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