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Old 11-21-10, 08:06 PM   #1
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Trying to build a new bike...

Okay, I thought you guys could possibly help me (from what I've read you've all seemed nice). I'm currently trying to put together another fixed bike, and I can't seem to find a complete list of all the various parts that I would need. Could anyone provide me with a link, or even post a list? If you could, thanks!
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Old 11-21-10, 08:13 PM   #2
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How'd you manage to put the first one together?
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how'd you manage to put the first one together?
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Oops, I guess I kinda miswrote that. I actually got my first one off a friend, and since the components are getting old and the frame is having some difficulties (it's a custom) I figured it's probably time.

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(from what I've read you've all seemed nice)
What forum have YOU been reading?



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Step one: look at all the parts on your current bike, paying attention to what they do/where they go.

Step two: buy new parts and build your new bike.



btw - welcome to SSFG!
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Thanks for sarcastic (but also helpful) replies.
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Exactly what I thought.
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You need:

Frame
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1/8" cog
lock ring
1/8" chain
1/8 chairing
Cranks (make sure the BCD matches the chainring)
Bottom bracket
Headset
Fork
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Tires
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I agree with everything except the bold sections. 1/8" is not needed. I run 3/32" drive trains on all my SS/FG bikes and have never had a problem. 3/32" is quieter even.
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How is it quieter you probally have ramps. Witch make it noisier. You've just never chain jumped becuase you dont ride fast enough.
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How is it quieter you probally have ramps. Witch make it noisier. You've just never chain jumped becuase you dont ride fast enough.
yeah all those sscx guys dont know what they are doing running 3/32...
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But 3/32" drive train wouldn't magically make everything all quiet.
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But 3/32" drive train wouldn't magically make everything all quiet.
no, i was addressing the second (bs) half of his statement. 3/32 is not going to be any less reliable, it's not going to jump if you "ride fast", and it is better accepting of an imperfect chain line.


ive hit 160+ rpm many time on a bike with a 3/32 8spd chain, a ramped chainring, and an imperfect chain line.
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no, i was addressing the second (bs) half of his statement. 3/32 is not going to be any less reliable, it's not going to jump if you "ride fast", and it is better accepting of an imperfect chain line.


ive hit 160+ rpm many time on a bike with a 3/32 8spd chain, a ramped chainring, and an imperfect chain line.
It was more or less directed at Deshi...I guess I should've quote him, huh.

I don't agree with evilcryalotmore's take on 3/32" either. Clearly, there are 3/32" chainrings that are not pinned and ramped and those are what Deshi was talking about(I think).

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also, you need to get the right 3/32" chain. they make one speed chains, and they make less flexy ones for gears too. it all has to do with tension and the rings.
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How is it quieter you probally have ramps. Witch make it noisier.
Not all 3/32 chainrings have ramps.

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You've just never chain jumped becuase you dont ride fast enough.
I hope you're being sarcastic. The width of the chain makes no difference as to it's likelihood of jumping off. Derailer chain works perfectly fine for FG/SS.
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How is it quieter you probally have ramps. Witch make it noisier. You've just never chain jumped becuase you dont ride fast enough.
I ride a non ramped, non pined 3/32" Shimano chainring, 3/32" Shimano Dura-Ace cog, SRAM PC-991 9sp chain, very slack as far as tension goes. Never dropped a chain with this setup. Not the most perfect chainline but not horrible either.

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But 3/32" drive train wouldn't magically make everything all quiet.
I never said it would magically make it all quiet. Through my experience running same equipment in both 3/32" and 1/8", i.e. both sizes in Dura-Ace cogs and Sugino chainrings with the only difference being chains, the 3/32" has been quieter. Could have been the chain but I highly doubt it.

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also, you need to get the right 3/32" chain. they make one speed chains, and they make less flexy ones for gears too. it all has to do with tension and the rings.
I run SRAM 9sp chains. PC-991 most of the time. Quality rings and cogs. Slack tension.
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Now to get this thread back on track I am going to requote dsh's replay with a revision.

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Stickers (**** YEAH!)
Hope you approve dsh.
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Good one.

Also, tools to assemble or willing to pay LBS.
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What forum have YOU been reading?



You need:

Frame
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lock ring
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1/8 chairing
Cranks (make sure the BCD matches the chainring)
Bottom bracket
Headset
Fork
Stem
Handlebars
Brakes
Brake levers
Cables
Cable housings
Seatpost
Saddle
Tires
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Pedals
Stickers
You forgot bar tape or grips
And the tools and grease...

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I see lock ring on the list.
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