I'm interested in putting together a modern looking single speed for all mountain, maybe front shocks, of course disc brakes and alot of the newer equips. On wheelworld.com they got this lovely looking frame that appears prime for a single speed build with adjustable dropouts, a nice looking geometry, very solid looking frame. But for the purpose of all mountain, does anyone feel that this frame, while nice looking, is a bit too cheap to take the abuse?
and perhaps this crankset, although i'd prefer a 1/8" chainring if i can find it.
I live a few blocks away from wheelworld and if this frame is good in you guys' opinions I would definitely have no issues going forward. Thanks in advance.
5/22/2011 UPDATE: Ok, well I pulled the trigger on the KHS DJ300 at Wheelworld, picked it up in person after leaving the store and still deciding, then came home and drove back to get it because they only had 1 hanging on the ceiling. I was afraid I might miss the opportunity and regret it later.
I guess I'll make this thread about my current build and ask for advice that I have not been able to get through searching the forum. Right now I have an issue, I've decided on getting the square taper BB Shimano UN54 because it's cheap and somewhat reliable. What I have not been able to finalize is the size, I measured my frame and it definitely is 68mm shell, so i know the BB will have 68mm x XXX, because I also have not decided on a crankset, what is the safest spindle size I should buy to ensure that it will work with whatever crankset I get later on? Do i need to buy a few spacers for the bottom bracket or spindle for safety? and also, does the UN54 BB require any end caps to stop dust from getting in?
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