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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 07-21-08, 05:47 PM   #1
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Upgrade suggestions for Dawes SST

Just got the Dawes SST 58cm in Black...
I put a Brookes B17 on it, along with a 40 degree Carbon fork, 16 spoke bladed front wheel and a different stem/bars/grips setup.

I think the FSA crank/46 tooth combo will work for now. It doesn't seem overly heavy, and the 170mm arms aren't hitting my wheel so I'm good there.

If you owned the bike, what headset, bottom bracket, and rear wheel would you go with? I'm really wanting to lighten this beast up. I've already dropped approximately 2.5lbs off the bike and it's at least 20lb still. The saddle is heavy, big time, but we'll see.

Good deep v unmachined back wheel by itself?
Good bottom bracket (I hear a good one is worth the $)?
Headset, seatpost, clamp?

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Old 07-21-08, 05:55 PM   #2
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From what I hear, deep v's are not on the lighter side.. if weight is an issue, which you stated it was
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