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    Single Speed spare parts build

    Ok, I have recently purchased a new geared 29er and I want to put my parts from my 26er XC bike to good use. I have Roval Control Wheelset, XTR cranks, Avid Elixer R SL disc brakes. I am looking for a good singlespeed frame that will cost less than 750 USD but I can only find 29er singlspeed frames. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    Becoming a rare breed...
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    Check the used market--there were more options five years ago.

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    Charge had a few SS bikes back in the day, not sure what they're up to anymore.

    Early 90s Specialized bikes had horizontal dropouts and would make great SS conversions.

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    Considering there are several excellent ways to tension the chain on a standard geared frame, just buy the whatever frame you want and convert it into a single speed. It's what I did, and couldn't be happier.

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    2011 Salsa Ala Carte is $600
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    The need for singlespeed
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    Well Ryan, what'll it be?

    There's also the Pipedream Sirius 853 to consider.

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    29'' single speeding is where it's at! After you ride your 29er you are not gonna want to ride your 26'' bike anymore.
    see if you can sell the extra 26er specific parts and build a ss 29er. I am sure you can get on the ss parts swap thread and trade some parts. Also I bet there are a few guys and gals that have 29er stuff (frames forks and wheels) for sale. hint hint!

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    I think I will get an on one inbred steel frame. I can sell my old 9 speed gears and shifters to cover most of the cost of the swap. I will stick with the 26 wheels because i have a nice wheelset and dont want to mess with building up wheels for a 29er.

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    You can always get the On-One 456 carbon frame for $400. On-One and Titus USA Store — On-One Carbon 456 Frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    Considering there are several excellent ways to tension the chain on a standard geared frame, just buy the whatever frame you want and convert it into a single speed. It's what I did, and couldn't be happier.
    This. Having that direct chain line is nice, but I feel little difference between that and using a chain tensioner.

    But, if I were to go with a SS specific frame... One One Inbred all the way. I'd love to have a little brother for my beloved 29er version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post
    2011 Salsa Ala Carte is $600
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    This would be my #1 choice for a 26" SS (Salsa has discontinued the Ala Carte, so get it while you can). My wife has an Inbred and that is a good option as well. Or the trusty 1x1. Still plenty of options available.

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    VERY nice find p nut! Always liked those Ala Carte frames.

    That On-One 456 closeout/seconds frames would be hard to beat either. That's quite a nice deal, especially now that Shiggy is shipping from Portland so there's less shipping cost.

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