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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 08-12-08, 06:00 PM   #1
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fixing to build my single speed (mtb 29er build) wanting to see if i have overlo....

just curious if i have overlooked anything ...

here is a breakdown of the parts

Soul Cycles Dillinger 29er frame (16", has adjustable EBB http://www.ridesoul.com/dillinger.html)
FSA single speed V-drive crank with megaexo BB (175mm, w/ 32t)
Sram PC971 chain w/ powerlink
Avid BB5 160mm disc brake set (w/ cables, housing etc)
wtb rims, w/ formula hubs
single speed conversion kit (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=020) (picked up that kit mostly for the different spacers to get the chainline just right) ...
Rigid CroMo fork

i have the other parts like stem, handlebars, grips, seatpost, saddle, pedals, tires, tubes.

just waiting for everything to get here, the main part of the build i am not sure on yet is the SS conversion kit and the chain, i am not for sure which rear sprocket i will be using yet, and it is possible i may change out from time to time ...so should i use the tensioner that comes with it? or just shorten up the chain and not bother? ...

also on my EBB is there a 'certain' way it should be set (like more forward etc?) or do i just play with the location till it feels about right?
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Old 08-12-08, 06:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have most everything, Devil. Post pics on DR when its done.

Oh, and know that it is impossible to build a bike without at least one major snag.

And the EBB, it needs to make the chain tight. Forward or backward is a preference of geometry and comfort.

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Old 08-12-08, 06:55 PM   #3
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yeah i will put the build and complete and first dirt pics on DR for sure ...
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