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    Creating a SS

    Been lurking this page all day, now I want to have a SS. If I search craigslist for a bike what are the best conditions for a potential convertor? I want to do a rigid set up. Are there specific things I should look for and stay away from?

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    budget will dictate a lot - so, how much $$ are you gonna throw out there?
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    to start, sliders or EBB, at very least horizontal dropouts

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    Do you want a 26" or 29"? Disc or rim brake? What is your budget?
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    I want a Disc 29". My budget is sort of obsolete. It will be one of those things where I slowly acquire things as I need them after reasonable amounts of research and price matching, as long as I'm satisfied with the end product. I was just looking on some insight as far as what to dos and not to dos when deciding on a frame and parts.

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    Actually instead of doing a conversion what if I just did a bike build from scratch? I'll take it to the LBS for things I can't do at home. What are your guy's opinion of the Ascent Aluminum bike frame? Ascent Aluminum Mountain Bike Frame - Mountain Bike Frames

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    I'm all over the place, sorry. But I've made up my bind. a month ago I got a trek 3700 disc as my first mtn bike. I like mountain biking so much I won a Marin 29er off ebay. Instead of selling my 3700 I want to convert THAT to a SS. I understand i'll need a conversion kit and is it possible to put a rigid fork onto this type of frame? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awshucks View Post
    Instead of selling my 3700 I want to convert THAT to a SS. I understand i'll need a conversion kit and is it possible to put a rigid fork onto this type of frame? Thanks
    Yes. You will want a rigid fork with about a 465mm axle to crown measurement and about 35-45mm of rake to keep it within the designed geometry.

    Or, you can 69 it and get a 445mm a/c for and put a 29er wheel up front.

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