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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 04-09-14, 08:26 PM   #1
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Bike Build - recommendations please

Very new to this forum, please excuse any etiquette faux pas. Looking to build up or purchase a stealthy, light weight, single speed bike. Originally planned on trying to purchase a Cervelo T1 but I want brakes and realized that swapping the front fork to one with a brake boss would change the fork rake and the handling, making it very twitchy. Looking for recommendations on a frameset to build from (or complete bike).

Requirements:
- Reasonably light
- compatible with modern carbon fork (I will run a drop bar with a modern road bike stem - i.e. no quill stem - I know... sacrilege)

Options:
- belt drive
- disc brakes

Any frameset/bike recommendations?

I figure the rest is buildable/changeable. Just want to make sure that I start with the right frame/fork to get the bike I want.

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Old 04-09-14, 11:28 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-14, 03:12 AM   #3
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