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    Looking for trick spacers

    I'm almost done with my carbon s/s build. HBC spiderless ect. I'm looking for a set of spacers for the rear cog. I've read about the Gearclamp and it looks ok. What are some other options for a good looking or trick spacer set up? I've got the normal stack already.

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    I have a question along the same lines. Might belong on a new thread, but I can't start one since I'm a newbie here.

    I'm building my first single speed. I've got all the components bought except the crankset and wheels and I'm really confused as to what exactly I should go with. Is there a reason for me to go with a SS specific rear hub? There is no weight savings. Why not just go with a regular rear hub and spacers? I know there must be a reason they make SS specific hubs; I guess I just need someone to tell me what that reason is. Seems to me that it might be wiser to use a regular hub and spacers in case I want to switch things up in the future and go back to gears.....unless there is a good reason for the SS hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asetliff View Post
    I'm almost done with my carbon s/s build. HBC spiderless ect. I'm looking for a set of spacers for the rear cog. I've read about the Gearclamp and it looks ok. What are some other options for a good looking or trick spacer set up? I've got the normal stack already.
    All depends upon what your looking for. I'm assuming that you have a standard hub as you mentioned the gearclamp. You can always buy a set of spacers or cut your own out of PVC as I've seen a number of times. Last few wheel sets I've built up I cut some copper spacers which look very different. Next time I order material I am half tempted to cut a few spacers matching some top caps blending metal and wood. Check my photo albums for pics. Since I have the process figured out pretty well now I'm sure they will go smoothly. If you or anyone else is interested I would be willing to fabricate and sell first few prototypes at $100 for an inner and outer spacer. Only willing to do 5 prototype pairs seeing how it goes as they are difficult to make if I go by the ring I did for a campy headset as a guide.

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    Me as well.

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    In UK you have this good looking spacers and other stuf.

    VeloSolo Shop - Singlespeed Spacer Kits, Cogs, Tensioners and Accessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebrownw2 View Post
    Why not just go with a regular rear hub and spacers?
    i have a couple of bikes with a cassette hub, cog, and spacers. works fine. But I gotta admit that a non-dished wheel with a SS-specific hub is a lot more aesthetic.

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    Schedule 40 PVC (here in the States). Infinitely adjustable chain line. Lightly sand then spray paint. I prefer flat black. cheap and functional, works well, therefore very trick. Just be sure to cut it square. Compound Miter saw works well.
    Mind your own religion.

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