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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 05-15-05, 11:03 PM   #1
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Rear cog on Single Speeder

I've recently been building up an old road bike frame, and I'd like to make it a single speeder. So far, I have pretty good parts on it: a Campy NR crankset, Phil woods BB, Brooks saddle, Campy brakes, etc.. I was just wondering the importance of the rear cog in overall performance. As of right now, I'm planning to use a plain, low end Shimano cog from a cassette. Are there any particular brands or types of cogs that are designed specifically for single speed (not fixed gear) bikes, or should I be fine with the Shimano cog? I've dumped a lot of money on this bike, and would prefer not to spend more, but if it would make a big difference I would shell out for a high end cog. Thanks for the help.
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do you already have the hubs? a quality sealed cartridge bearing freewheel hub with a white industries freewheel is one way to go swank.
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I presume you do not have a wheel that takes a thread-on freewheel, but rather a cassette free hub body?
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