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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 01-17-07, 03:15 PM   #1
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Frame materials

Though I understand that the most talked about frame material choice for single speeds is chromoly, I am curious as to how other frame materials will hold up. Has anyone tried carbon frames for single speed? Perhaps the torque from climbing would be too much for the frame material???
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Old 01-17-07, 03:22 PM   #2
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Carbon would be fine (most track racers are carbon thses days)
Just a little bit too much $$$$$$
Besides steel is cooler
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I don't know what would be worse: This being a legitimate question, or you being a troll.

I'm going with the former.
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Does anyone have a link to information on types steel tubing?
Different grades and manufactures?

Renolds, Columbus, Dedechi .. etc?
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Does anyone have a link to information on types steel tubing?
Different grades and manufactures?

Renolds, Columbus, Dedechi .. etc?
http://www.strongframes.com/material_tech/specs/
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