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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 04-24-06, 06:09 PM   #1
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Spiffy chainrings

Hello all!
I'm about to aquire a replacement Surly Steamroller frame. I will be forced to get a new crankset when I move the parts over from the old frame. I would love to have the chainring be the one 'spiffy' looking thing on it. (it's all pretty stealthy besides.)

So I ask the forum:

I like the chainring styles of BMX bikes, can a BMX crankset be used in a standard english BB, like the S.Steamroller?

Or: Where can I find spiffy-looking singlespeed cranksets?

Thanks!

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Old 04-24-06, 06:36 PM   #2
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If you like aliens, spaceships and **** the FSA Vigorelli is spiffy as ****: http://www.businesscycles.com/tcr-fsa.htm
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please define "spiffy"
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like these?http://www.danscomp.com/

110 bcd, i think...you can put bmx cranks on a fix with the right BB spindle length (for straight chainline). people have done it, and i've never heard stories of drivetrains melting in anguish.
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on the bike I'm currently building, I have a set of answer alumilites with a 113 x 78 bb... looks pretty "spiffy".
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27.../prewheels.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...kes/cranks.jpg
someday it will have wheels....

ps, anyone know where I can get some black dust caps?
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Thanks!

Thanks for the input guys, I really do appreciate it. Looks like I'll just have to do some fiddling with the chainline, if any. We'll see how this experiment turns out.

Thanks again!

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Old 04-24-06, 08:20 PM   #8
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Woah I used to have an answer alumilite fork on my bmx bike... they didn't have the cranks back then though... I was going to put a pair of primo aluminum cranks on my first fixed gear, from my bmx bike but they were 175's so I had to look elsewhere. I can't find a picture of them... guess they're too old but they would have looked awesome.
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if you like BMX style chainwheels, maybe check out the paul single speed cranks.
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if you like BMX style chainwheels, maybe check out the paul single speed cranks.
Also, the White Industries SS crank is cool (and easier to get your hands on):
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oo, those green rings are nice.
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