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    singlespeed build

    if you see something i need or something that will not work together please let me know.
    im going start ordering parts friday.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=12527
    LX crank and BB
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ingleator.aspx
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...speed+Kit.aspx

    thats about all i need to order have have most everything else
    also i was planning on just a front deraileur to keep the chain on the mid ring

    might also need this
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ains+2010.aspx



    getting this wheelset

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...eelset+10.aspx
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    If you're buying a frame anyway, why not try to find an SS frame so you won't need the Singulator?

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    And why the Singulator? You just threw off the oppressive cloak of relying on a spring to keep your chain tight, why given another spring control over your life? Use a rigid tensioner!

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    ive been looking for a singlespeed frame ........i just havent found what i was looking for

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    In my opinion, a singlespeed frame is entirely unneeded. The two best tensionering systems available will work with any frame:
    http://www.forwardcomponents.com/
    http://www.whiteind.com/rearhubs/singlespeedhubs.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    In my opinion, a singlespeed frame is entirely unneeded. The two best tensionering systems available will work with any frame:
    http://www.forwardcomponents.com/
    http://www.whiteind.com/rearhubs/singlespeedhubs.html

    I agree completely...if you already have a frame that you'd like to use. If you're starting from scratch, there are better tensioning systems out there, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater
    I agree completely...if you already have a frame that you'd like to use. If you're starting from scratch, there are better tensioning systems out there, IMO.
    To be clear, I'm not trying to start an argument.

    I think even starting from scratch, those are the two best, with the FC EBB being the best. If I bought a custom bike, I'd be it with vertical dropouts and put a FC EBB on it.

    What do you feel are better systems?

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    I'm not trying to start an argument either...that's why I added "IMO" above.

    I think the White Industries hub is a really nice hub and an ingenious design. It's just more futsy to remove your wheel to change gears and/or a tire. I've got a bud who's been riding a converted Klein hardtail for years with a ENO hub...he doesn't change gears or tires nearly as much as I do though...in fact, I do it for him when he needs it.

    I have zero experience with a FCC EBB...a friend bought an Excentriker (sp?) and it didn't work with his crank so he sent it back. Is the FCC only compatible with Shimano external bearing cranks? This is an honest question...I really don't know.

    Neither of these systems offer as much range of adjustment as standard EBBs, sliders or track ends. And all these are compatible with a wider range of components, therefore, these systems work better for me...although I don't really like track ends with disc brakes. I'm currently on a bike with an EBB, but it's getting replaced very soon under warranty by a bike with sliding dropouts.

    But, both systems you mention badmechanic, are better then any spring loaded tensioner out there.

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    i thank you for all the info but my bike building skills are not up to speed with the hub and fcc ebb

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    Any of the fixed chain tensioners will work better than a spring loaded one. The yess models look nice, the Soulcraft one is nice too.

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    I don't think you need a tensioner with that frame. Looks like the dropouts are adjustable.

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    your right someone posted it on another thread....and i just saw it...thanks

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    Just for the sake of argument, I used a shitty spring loaded tensioner for an entire summer without a single issue. Sure, the lines aren't as clean, but it rides and works fine.

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