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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 09-08-10, 01:34 PM   #1
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Singlespeed on the CHEAP

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/1942224308.html

Found this ad on my local Cincy Craigslist. I really want to be a smartass about his "conversion," but what can I say? It clearly works.
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Can we discuss that bike's deceleration situation?
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Old 09-08-10, 02:20 PM   #3
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A lot of frames have cable routing that is not centered on the top tube, and all brakes have the cable runnning down one side. If those two dont match the easiest solution is to flip the brake and mount it on the inside. Not the best solution, and you do loose a bit of stopping power. But it works.
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I should really start flipping $40 road bikes.
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Awesome aero brake.

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not bad but i wouldn't pay 150. There are a lot of these kind of SS conversions over here in muncie. except they are spray painted. all over. rims+tires+spokes+cassette. it makes me lol then
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not bad but i wouldn't pay 150. There are a lot of these kind of SS conversions over here in muncie. except they are spray painted. all over. rims+tires+spokes+cassette. it makes me lol then
Like I said, I can't really fault the guy -- it works. But that's absolutely ridiculous to try and flip some low-end Univega for $150 and call it a "conversion" when all he did was actually <i>detract</I> from the value of the bike by removing the derailleurs.
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