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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 05-28-10, 02:20 PM   #1
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SS Build Help

Hey guys. I haven't posted in a while, but right now I ride a Windsor Hour, and have been on the SS side for a couple of weeks, but I ride fixed in rainy conditions and days when I just feel like riding fixed.

I actually want to build a singlespeed bike and turn the windsor to fixed gear permanently.


I need help finding a good frame.
Specifically, im looking for a frame with aero tubing, AND has (preferably) internal cable routing, but I mean, knowing that its not ideal, as long as it has the cable holders on the frame ( I hella forgot the name of that part).

It would be cool to have geometry thats more aggressive than 73-degree seat tube, like maybe 78, but 76 is still cool (kind of like the 725TR).

The CATCH, is that I don't want a frame that is built to hold a wheel built for multi speed cassettes. I need a frame that is built for a singlespeed hub. I dont want to have to use spaces.

Now a Leader 725TR would have worked fine, but I don't want to destroy the clean look of the lines with cables clamped on to the frame.

Specifically, im building a time trial type single speed bike, with bullhorns + aero bars etc.

Track frames don't work since they aren't naturally built for use with brakes, and most single speed frames are just track frames.


Btw....I thought the Cervelo P3 frame was pretty awesome, until I saw the price tag.




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THIS IS THE LOOK IM GOING FOR KIND OF:

IMAGINE THIS BIKE AS A SS, NO LOGOS (ONE FLAT COLOR), A DEEP v AT FRONT AND DISC WHEEL AT REAR =P)

http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...-0RM5D-Slice-5

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Old 05-28-10, 02:28 PM   #2
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good luck finding the chupacabra
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i believe Fuji makes a somewhat leader looking frame with internal cable routing. my brother bought a frameset from Fuji recently....at first i thought it was a leader, but it was a fuji. the dropouts looked real nice, and he pointed out the internal cable routing which i thought was very cool.

i cant remember the exact model name though....
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I dont understand why you wont consider 130 rear spacing if youre just building a singlespeed.
You'll have more options in terms of rear wheels you can use just by using spacers.

I got a Cervelo P2SL with carbon fork from ebay for $400.
Its a time trial frame. It had internal routing. Aero tubing.
Turned it into a singlespeed. I flew on that sucker.
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Old 05-29-10, 10:32 AM   #5
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aha. You know, I think using spacers is actually the way to go. Plus, should I want to ill add gears if anything. But yeah. Thanks for the information guys!
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good luck finding the chupacabra
What you mean by this lol. Btw......a logoless frame would also be so cool. Looking for a SUPER clean, streamlined look XD. I like the Cervelo P3 frame actually, and the Cannondale Slice.

Trek Speed Concept frame is fairly cool, but its to much lol

HEre it is again in case you missed it at the top:

as a Singlespeed with one solid color, deep V at front and disc wheel back.
http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...-0RM5D-Slice-5

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This is ridiculous.
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