Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    fat on tires
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1

    eccentric bottom brackets?

    I have always wanted to purchase a singlespeed. What are the pros and cons in terms of the way it is set up? Some have horizontal droupouts, some have the adjustable bottom brackets, and then there are the chain tensioners. I know one guy who loves his bike and it has the adjustment with the bottom bracket. Anyway, pros and cons are what I am looking for.

  2. #2
    TBF
    TBF is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: TBF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    31
    Here ya go man...

    Heard good things about it and it keeps things clean on the bike. No unsightly chain tensioner to get ripped off on the trail or bounce your chain off the ring.

    http://psyclestore.com/product_info....products_id=64
    The Black Foxx
    -------------------------------------
    http://leightonmiller.blogspot.com/

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    210

    Wink ecb vs horizontal drops

    Quote Originally Posted by sdflaherty
    I have always wanted to purchase a singlespeed. What are the pros and cons in terms of the way it is set up? Some have horizontal droupouts, some have the adjustable bottom brackets, and then there are the chain tensioners. I know one guy who loves his bike and it has the adjustment with the bottom bracket. Anyway, pros and cons are what I am looking for.
    This subject has been debated many times. But here is the Readers Digest version heavely tainted by the writer's bias.

    Horizontal drops are the snizzle for your drizzel manh. No stinking single speed needs disc brakes - I don't know for sure about the Northwest, but no single speed, that is none that I am aware of, "needs" disc brakes. Horizontal drops allow for fixed gear, so does ecbb, but it is a pain in the ass to set up. Horizontal allow perfect chaintension every time, without set screws or a wedge type ebb. The brake pad alingment on changing gear ratios is highly overated. All the above baloney is coming from a guy who has both. Any single even at speed can effectively be stopped by rim brake. Disc brakes are, well in my opinion, just a cop out for people who don't know or are too lazy, or don't care to admit the foibles of disc brakes.

    Don't take any of the above drivel as the last santimonious statement. Do your own reasearch, make a decision for yourself about what you need and/or want. I went with discs on my single speed mainly cause discs look cool and the frame I purchased was disc only. Mainly have fun with your final decision and don't take it too seriously.

    VTW

  4. #4
    TBF
    TBF is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: TBF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    31
    Don't need 7 bikes either....but I like em'
    The Black Foxx
    -------------------------------------
    http://leightonmiller.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,108
    [QUOTE=victorthewombat...Disc brakes are, well in my opinion, just a cop out for people who don't know or are too lazy, or don't care to admit the foibles of disc brakes...[/QUOTE]Once upon a time I would have agreed with you, then I rode a 24 hour race with miles of mud. Wore out my rear rim (almost paper thin), slightly scored my front disk.

    Easier to replace pads and disk rotors than rims.

    Try buckling a wheel 10 miles from anywhere and riding home with V-brakes.

    I still like V-brakes but only for nice dry conditions, otherwise disks are better.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Flat Ark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,646
    The EBB has worked to my advantage in this way. I have a 15" frame and a 29" front wheel. Toe rub would be a problem except the EBB allows me to place my crank spindle towards the back of the EBB which in turn allows for the toe clearance that I need. This may not be an option (or even an issue) on your single speed because the EBB is there for chain tension where as I run geared so my derailleur takes care of my chain.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.