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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 06-20-09, 10:19 PM   #1
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Would any of these frames make a decent "affordable" SS?

http://tinyurl.com/m6jwoj

http://tinyurl.com/nthgt8

http://tinyurl.com/lfrrbl


if not any recommendations?
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Old 06-20-09, 10:27 PM   #2
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all of those frames have vertical drop outs. Although not ideal for ss applications, it can be done by using a chain tensioner, eccentric hub, or a magic gear.


These frames might be better:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1277
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1084

Do you know exactly what you'd like to do? Unless you have a lot of parts sitting around building up from the frame will be more expensive. You may want to look into complete bikes if "affordable" is one of your goals.
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hmmm what if I get this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360163521566

and get a fork with horizontal drops?
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Old 06-20-09, 11:16 PM   #4
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not fork. rear horizontal drops.
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use the magic gear calculator.
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