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    Q-factor?

    I am thinking about selling my road bike because I suspect the narrow Q-factor is giving me knee problems. I know little about singlespeeds, but I was wondering weather the form factor of a singlespeed crankset adjusts for the fact that there is only one chainring so that the Q-factor is similar to a geared bike? Thanks.

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    With a square taper crankset and a cassette-style rear hub, you have a WIDE range of Q factors to pick from.

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    Actually, for road stuff, the Q-factor is narrower since it is track stuff. Slide your cleats inboard to move your feet outboard. If you can't do that, get some eggbeaters so you can.

    Or get something like these
    http://www.bikescor.com/product/knee.htm
    They are, of course, stupid overpriced. You might be able to make the same thing with a coupler and some threaded rod from the hardware store for $5.

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    Or a wider BB spindle
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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