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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-19-05, 03:00 PM   #1
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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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this is a good place to start http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html
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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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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.
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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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Check your PM box.
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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.

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