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    Building Cannondale 1FG questions

    So this is a follow up post to my first when I started down the path of building my first SS. Hear is what I have and I have some questions on finishing out:

    - Cannodale 2007 1FG with ultra headshock vertical dropout and bushnell eccentric bottom bracket.
    - WTB speed disk SS specific wheelset with 18T freewheel cog
    - Origin 8 carbon fiber seatpost
    - WTB speed V saddle
    - race face ride XC crank and chainring, bottom bracket
    - Avid Juicy 3 brakes (rotors and levers)

    I am hoping to get down to 19 lbs or less. Frame and fork weigh only 7.2lbs and wheels with cog mounted are 4.2 lbs
    - Can I get by with just running a rear brake?
    - What would be recommended for tires? I ride in western FL were conditions range widely. Thinking about getting Kenda small block 8
    - My biggest question is do I need to get a true single speed chain? Seems like they are a lot heavier than a good 9 speed chain.

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    You can use a multi-speed chain and you do want a front brake.

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    Yep, most of your stopping power comes from the front brake.
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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