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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 04-08-10, 09:54 PM   #1
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converting a felt f1x 2006 to single speed

so i recently acquired a 2006 felt f1x cyclocross frame from a used bike shop. my intentions were to convert it to a single speed. upon later research i found that the fork on the 07/08 model of the f1x had been recalled, so i've had a tough time finding a fork. i'm new to building my own bike and i've had a hard time finding a fork for the f-series felt bikes for a reasonable price. i looked on ebay and the only felt forks were not threaded where as the for for the f-series according to felt typically are. does any one have any suggestions on where to get reasonably priced felt forks or have any suggestions as to what would be comparable that i can use as a substitution? my other question is, does any one have a suggestion for a cassette hub to use for a conversion or one that is "ready made (with spacers)" for road/cyclocross to single speed conversions? again, i'm very new to this, so spare me an ass reaming, i know i probably sound like an idiot. thanks every one!
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Old 04-08-10, 10:21 PM   #2
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http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...=F1X&Type=bike

Is this your frame? If so:

1) That's a 1 1/8" threadless steerer on it, stock. Just about any road or CX fork should work with it. Is there a headset in it right now?

2) It has vertical dropouts, so a typical ss/fg setup likely won't work. On the bright side, most, if not all, singlespeed tensioner kits (such as the Surly Singleator) come with cogs, spacers, and lockrings that slide over typical shimano freehubs- so get yourself a road wheelset, a tensioner kit, and any carbon fork.
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Old 04-08-10, 11:28 PM   #3
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i dont have a headset yet, should i know anything specific to keep in mind when i look for one?. i'll definitely look into the surly singleator.

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Old 04-08-10, 11:37 PM   #4
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please don't convert this. please. sell me the frame and buy a real track bike.
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There are SS cyclocross bikes - like the Bianchi San Jose. You can ride FG, too if you want.
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how much would you buy the frame for?
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