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Old 06-12-11, 05:59 PM
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Leader LD-720TT

Hello all, I am a new member to the forums and generally to riding.

I am looking to build a fixie, now I can of course purchase a frame if needed but my uncle has a frame he offered me, a Leader LD-720TT. Now here is a picture of it:



Is this frame at all possible to work with or turn into a fixie?
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Old 06-12-11, 06:03 PM
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Yes*

Due to vertical dropouts, you'll need either a white industries ENO eccentric rear hub OR a special combination of rear cog and front chainring teeth for a "magic gearing" that provides sufficient chain tension.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:17 PM
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Yes*

Due to vertical dropouts, you'll need either a white industries ENO eccentric rear hub OR a special combination of rear cog and front chainring teeth for a "magic gearing" that provides sufficient chain tension.
Ahh, okay well I may have him ship me that one then after all
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it will also be a much nicer frame with an ENO eccentric white hub than anything else you'd get for free plus a wheel with an eno...

you should really consider building it geared though. gears man. gears.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:31 PM
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I was thinking about it, I may build this one with gears and purchase or see what else my uncle has lyin around, something with horizontal dropouts hopefully.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:47 PM
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That bike is screaming to be a geared bike.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:50 PM
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It would make a rad single-speed too. Building it up geared would be awesome but also quite expensive.
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Old 06-12-11, 06:57 PM
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gears man. gears.
I havent touched my fixed gear all week. gears, man.

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Building it up geared would be awesome but also quite expensive.
used parts are still cool
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Old 06-12-11, 07:13 PM
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True, but even on the used market a decent groupset could set you back $4-500 pretty easily. And then factor in labor cost for the build (unless you have a hookup).
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Yeah, what can you do? Road bikes are generally more expensive - road vs. track of equal quality
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I thought i saw recently that ENO hubs on aluminum frames == chewed up dropouts.
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I thought i saw recently that ENO hubs on aluminum frames == chewed up dropouts.
Due to user error.
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Please build this up geared. You can easily do it for $500, and it would be a way better bike, I think.

JensonUSA usually has some great take-off build kits, like this: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Valle1+08.aspx
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That one seems a little oddball, what with the flat bars and canti brakes, but I do see some sets on that site that I would definitely consider.
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how come leader doesnt make any more geared road frames other than the 722rs?
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Does the frame fit you?
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how come leader doesnt make any more geared road frames other than the 722rs?
They used to, but i guess these days their main focus is the "fixie" market.
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Old 06-14-11, 12:30 AM
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Their road frames don't make them enough money. People who want to build up baller road bikes just don't shop at Leader.
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