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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 02-15-04, 11:39 AM   #1
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ss conversion..

Hi,

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.

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Old 02-15-04, 11:42 AM   #2
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sheldon's site

Check out Sheldon Browne's SS/fixed site. Its got everything you need to get started or www.63xc.com

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I think we need one definitive sticky thread for this since this comes up so often.
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I think we need one definitive sticky thread for this since this comes up so often.
i second that!

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Hi,

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.

Matt
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).

JensonUSA has a complete kit

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=CS611B00

Or you can just get the spacers

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=CS701Z00

Or just bust up a couple of old cassettes.

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Old 02-16-04, 02:36 PM   #6
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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....

oh! you mean the local cyclery!
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oh! you mean the local cyclery!
No, celery would be at the green grocer
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Old 02-17-04, 09:28 AM   #8
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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.
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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.
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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
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But if you already have a frame with vert drops and need a hub, it makes sense
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