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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 04-24-07, 04:35 PM   #1
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Picture tutorials for ss conversion?

Hi, I am hoping to find a 70s road bike with a vertical drop out and turn it into a single speed. Are there any picturials for this? Do any of you have any links? Is there anything else I should look for besides the drop out when looking to purchase an old track bike?
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Old 04-24-07, 04:37 PM   #2
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http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html
vertical dropouts?
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Old 04-24-07, 04:39 PM   #3
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I apologize, I meant horizontal. Also does any place sell a cheap light frame that is well suited to this sorta build?
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i would suggest the iro mark v.
http://www.irofixedgear.com/index.as...WPROD&ProdID=6

whoops- you said old track bike. sorry

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Old 04-24-07, 06:57 PM   #5
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Check the LDS [Local DumpSter]
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thanks was anything else I should look for when finding an old bike?
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Check the dropouts, make sure its near your size and check for rust holes and cracks before you take a trash find.
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thanks, I want this bike to be as lite as possible, but it will receive a lot of abuse, is aluminum out of the question then? Is there a certain metal that would be best suited for this application?
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