I have a 7sp rear and double chainring on a Pinarello cyclocross. I'm considering converting this to either singlespeed or fixed gear. Could you guys please point me in the right direction. Any advise would be great. Thanks in advance.
Check out Sheldon Browne's SS/fixed site. Its got everything you need to get started or www.63xc.com
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
I think we need one definitive sticky thread for this since this comes up so often.
i second that!
Originally Posted by absntr
If its a singlespeed your wanting, you just need to pick up a cog and some spacers. A trip to your local bike emporium and $12 should do....least thats what it took when I converted the Peugoet (assuming a Shimano compatible rear hub).
Originally Posted by mattmor
JensonUSA has a complete kit
Or you can just get the spacers
Or just bust up a couple of old cassettes.
Last edited by dobber; 02-16-04 at 12:11 PM.
Originally Posted by dobber
oh! you mean the local cyclery!
No, celery would be at the green grocer
Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
if it has vertical dropouts i say wait for a more appropriate frame. surly singulators or other tensioning devices just arent the same as having horizontal drops.
legalize_it apparently hasn't seen the rather expensive but all too effective Eric's Eccentric rear hub from White Industries. It's also mentioned and recommended on Sheldon Brown's site.
actually i have seen the eccentric hub, i just think that using a frame that allows adjustment is a better solution than buying some fancy pants hub that offers less adjustment. you can get a frame for the same price of that hub, sometimes for less
But if you already have a frame with vert drops and need a hub, it makes sense