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Old 07-06-2009, 09:18 PM   #11416
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I've got an old Trek 930 sitting in my parents' basement that I'd like to make in to a city/beater singlespeed. It would be used for paved roads only and and I'd like to make it as repulsive to thieves as possible. I'm a little worried because the frame seems too small for me (almost 6'2") but I hate to get rid of it. Love the old Trek steelies. Here's the skinny:

-Old Rockshox fork is stuck
-Frame is straight and crack-free
-No wheel set
-Brand new Nexave crankset

So, any suggestions?



If you get a Singleator, you can run pretty much whatever wheelset you want. Start looking at Craigslist and ebay and I'll betcha you can find whatcha want for not a lot. If yer looking for new parts, start with Nashbar. Then look at Pricepoint and some of the other low-cost spots.

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:44 AM   #11417
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The Singulator is made by surly and replaces your rear derailleur to run SS. Go to your LBS and see if they have any old stock kicking around in the basement-you might find some gems?
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:53 AM   #11418
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Mr Head-how's the shoulder coming? I found the road bike ok after 4 weeks but it was a hard reach! Keep the faith, it will turn around.
That pictures skeers me!

I did all day yesterday without a pain pill. Of course I didn't move much so that helped some. That may not happen today.

I figure another week. Maybe by the weekend... Who knows. I got time and nothign but fat to burn...
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #11419
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1 werd: Mafac

Old skool kewl. I like my pair!

(or a set of Paul's Neo-Retros and Touring cantis )

Please, please tell my that you didn't Grant Peterson's kool aide!

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I like the retro/traditional look offered by Rivendell and others (i.e. Fuji Cambridge). What do you mean by Grant Peterson kool aide? Is he full of shit?
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:38 AM   #11420
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Went out for a pretty epic offroad ride with some friends on sunday. One of them tested out a new mapping app on his blackberry - it worked VERY well. It picked up every little detail, including two little turnarounds we had to make when we missed an intersection of trails.

He sent me the gpx file and I sent it to everytrail.com - pretty cool service with nice tools to check out your ride.

Check out the elevation profile, whaddya think of the first 2.3 miles?

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=264742
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:42 AM   #11421
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who needs fancy mountain bikes with your back shock absorbers and your proper frames!






My Kona Hoss is basically a dirt jumping bike with more cross-countryish geometry. It's like a big BMX bike. Hellacious fun. I really should get something more race oriented, but I just can't give it up.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #11422
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who needs TV coverage?

http://www.versus.com/tourdefrancelive
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:50 AM   #11423
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The Singulator is made by surly and replaces your rear derailleur to run SS. Go to your LBS and see if they have any old stock kicking around in the basement-you might find some gems?
I have the Singleator on my single speed and it works great. It's a bit pricey though. Performance has a much cheaper kit ($29) that includes a singleator knock off and the spacers to make any cassette hub into a SS.
http://www.performancebike.com/webap...07_20000_37503


Shit, just noticed they have a pretty sweet SS on their site, only $269 for the whole bike.... http://www.performancebike.com/webap...http:ClickInfo

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #11424
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I didn't know Felt made folding bikes.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:24 PM   #11425
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I didn't know Felt made folding bikes.
All bikes fold, at least once.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #11426
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I like the retro/traditional look offered by Rivendell and others (i.e. Fuji Cambridge). What do you mean by Grant Peterson kool aide? Is he full of shit?
Full of shit is kind of an overstatement of what I think is the issue. Yeah, retro's good, but there's a point where new is good too.

Progress for the sake of progress is what he's bitching about.

Me? I LIKE brifters. I raced with em and without em and MUCH prefer with em.

Threadless HSs aren't nearly as pretty as the old quill stems, they're more finicky to adjust, etc but they allow quick and easy changes/upgrades, are usually as light, and certainly are MUCH stiffer.

etc

He's selling bikes, so I wouldn't mind one if it fell in my lap...

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #11427
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For those that can't see le Tour

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Old 07-07-2009, 04:05 PM   #11428
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I have the Singleator on my single speed and it works great. It's a bit pricey though. Performance has a much cheaper kit ($29) that includes a singleator knock off and the spacers to make any cassette hub into a SS.
http://www.performancebike.com/webap...07_20000_37503


Shit, just noticed they have a pretty sweet SS on their site, only $269 for the whole bike.... http://www.performancebike.com/webap...http:ClickInfo


I hear ya, but then again I am a Surly fan.

Thanks for the Tour links guys
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #11429
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I think i might be looking at buying a chinese carbon fiber frame online from ebay for around 400$, alot of people on bikeforums.com seem to think they are just as good as the brand name ones.

Anyone on this site have on and care to share?
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #11430
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I think i might be looking at buying a chinese carbon fiber frame online from ebay for around 400$, alot of people on bikeforums.com seem to think they are just as good as the brand name ones.

Anyone on this site have on and care to share?

i hear they're made from melamine.
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