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    First single speed build.

    First single speed build up. New to SS. My right hand wants to shift while climbing, but the shifter ain't there. Just a nats ass over 22 lbs with pedals.

    Build:

    $475 - Cdale Flash - new w warrenty card on CL
    $35 - Cdale headset adapter for tapered fork
    $515 - Fox float 100mm, 15mm t/a ebay with 20 hours
    $245 - X0 crank 26t, 80/120
    $85 - Surly 18 t cog, Surly spacer kit and "The Converter" by Soulcraft (CL 1 month old)
    $48 - Forte Pro SL saddle
    $275 - Had to buy some XT brakes to replace the ones used from anther bike in build
    $60 - Easton Haven carbon 27.2 seat post

    still waiting in mail
    $77 - Eggbeater 3
    $50 - 120 BCD Bash guard from HBC (this might take a while to arrive)
    $160 - Enve strait carbon bars

    $2025 build cost give or take a few pennies.


    Free, laying in shop

    Shimnao 9 speed chain
    Stans Arch/ZTR wheels
    Special Ed Captin (rear)
    Geax AKA TNT (front)
    Cdale lock on grips (might switch out and get rid of the green)

    I might move over my set of Hadley Flows but I'll have to buy the 15mm conversion for the front.
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    Nice build!

    Doesn't that frame have a BB30?

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    Really nice looking! just build up My first ss to but with high end parts like you.

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    Doesn't that frame have a BB30?
    Thanks, Yes BB30. I'll beat it up this week and see how it compares to external BB.

    Really nice looking! just build up My first ss to but with high end parts like you.
    Thanks. post some pics..
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    I have to say I'm fairly impressed w the forte saddle. I usually ride Special Ed Henge at $110 a pop, but I've been destroying those so fast I gave the Forte a try at $48. And about 50 grams lighter too. I might post up a review after I've got more time on it. Don't want to rush to judgment becasue its new.

    UPDATE: Rode the Forte saddle for about an hour and its going back. Just doesn't stack up to the Specialized henge seat.
    Last edited by crclawn; 10-28-2012 at 07:18 PM.
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    You can get an eccentric BB adapter that fits inside that BB30 shell. I think Problem Solvers makes them. That would be an ideal chain tensioning method for that frame. Sweet bike BTW!

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    Thanks pulsepro. That's pretty cool.
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