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    Cannondale 1fg 29er Build Questions

    My plan was to build a semi-light decent hard tail to race on next year for as little as possible. I got a screaming deal on a 1fg Caffeine 29er 3 frame a few months ago and am finally getting ready to build. The problem is I want to run gears. So I'm thinking about running 1x9 or 1x10 with a 34t chainring. Not a big deal, but the frame didn't come with an EBB. I already bought a der hanger. Now I'm stuck at what to do for crank/bb options.

    I wanted to run a BB30 crank but am having trouble finding an EBB that supports BB30. The only one I found is the Phil Wood HL30. Anyone have experience with this and if it will suit my needs? Other suggetions?

    I also plan to buy a lefty but not sure what to look for. I have read most of the lefty threads about reducing travel of a 26" lefty for the 29er. I'm fine with 80mm of travel. Just not sure the best lefty to look for. Don't want to spend more than 4 or 500 on ebay for one. Any suggestions for the lefty are appreciated as well.

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    3 years ago i did my F29er

    i installed THM Clavicula external cups

    and a BB30 Carbon SI Cannondale crankset 2 x 9

    you can also install those cups ( Zipp cups are the same ) with an Hollowgram BB30 SL crankset

    but spindle must be machined to remove lip

    i installed a 110 reduced to 80mm carbon SL 2008 Lefty fork

    bike was 9.6 kg with a below 1700 euro cost ( not remember well but around this value )

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    Thanks for the suggestions, but my F29 has an EBB shell. I was looking for a possible solution to buy an EBB adapter that is BB30 compatible so I don't have an EBB and then an External BB30 converter as well.

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