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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 05-22-05, 06:23 PM   #1
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how to build a SS?

whats the cheapest way to build a SS

i recently had an old 15 speed dimond frame donated to me. i would like to turn it into a SS as cheap as possible

how would i go about doing this cheaply ((i can upgrade parts later when i have more money))
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Cheapest way is to just take off the derailers and one of the chainrings (you'll need shorter chainring bolts). Then just loop the chain around which ever cog in the rear gives you the best chainline. This is the super ghetto way to do it. Otherwise, get a wheel with a flip flop hub.
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