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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 03-09-09, 07:18 AM   #1
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show me your surly singleator equipped bike!

converting an older trek mountain bike to SS for the daily commute, i'm going to use a singleator, show me yours...
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go back to new jersey.
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I converted a hybrid into my winter ice/snow bike and used a singleator. I'll get a picture tonight.
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I've also used an old derailleur instead of a singleator with good results (effectively making it a "railleur", if you will...)
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On that poprad you can use 41x17 with a halflink as a magic gear. Just say'n.
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Sadly, the Poprad is no longer with us...41x17 is a bit too small a gear for the road methinks (i think the poprad in the picture was 38x12 if memory serves)
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For road it is too low but it's fine for CX. I love my Poprad, it will take something major for me to get rid if it.
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Recently converted my Trek. I'm changing the cranks and gearing it down very soon. Hopefully I find the right gear so I don't need the singleator.



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Try this
http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

Good tool for finding the right gear.
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