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    Need help with wheelset.......

    Hey guys I need a little advice here. I have a multi geared 29er but lately I've been riding it in the 20 tooth ring in the casette to see how I would like single speed riding. Now that I have tried this, I can't wait to build my own single speed.... I love putting my bike in one gear and just hammering the trails. I can already notice that I am getting stronger. I'm really wanting to buy a Soul Cycles Dillinger frame and build it up as single speed. My main concern is buying a wheelset. Should I buy a single speed specific wheelset or buy a standard wheeset and just use spacers on the back hub for the cog? It seems to me that if I buy a wheelset with a cassette freehub that I could at least convert it to gears later if I wanted to without buying another rim?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    If you enjoy the single speeding test you've done, you will never want for gears again, so get a SS hub. That's my opinion. Your opinion is what should guide the decision.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ER NAZI
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    What's up with that nick? It seems totally inappropriate...

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    Yeah, I've been getting a little heat from it lately.... That's what my riding buddies labeled me when I went to wagon wheels.... I know these days you have to be sensitive to others... I'll probably wind up changing it sometime....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ER NAZI
    Yeah, I've been getting a little heat from it lately.... That's what my riding buddies labeled me when I went to wagon wheels.... I know these days you have to be sensitive to others... I'll probably wind up changing it sometime....
    Just call yourself a 29er National Socialist, it has a less negative connotation. As far as your wheel, why not just convert the one you have?
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    A regular geared hub is many times more versatile than a SS specific hub.

    I would get a nice geared hub and use spacers. That way you always have your choices open.

    And about the user name: Yeah everybody's frigging politically correct. The more fun we make of nazi's the less comfortable they will feel in their stupid way of thought. At least that's my opinion.

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    To take offence is a choice. It's not exactly mandatory.

    Didn't bother me.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    My mothers side is Jewish (I am not) and it does not offend me as the word has evolved to mean more like someone who is overly dedicated to a certain practice or ideology. Now if you are riding around on your 29er dressed like Hilter, well, that is another story. But there is evidence that Hitler does prefer 29ers over 26ers (link below).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jElwljxGGs

    I chose to go with the standard hub/spacer setup as I had a wider variety of rims to choose from and was able to pick up light set for a great price (for my Soul Cycles Hooligan 26er). I am very happy with my decision as when I broke some spokes, I was able to easily swap out my rear rim from my dust-collecting geared bike and ride on.
    I no longer deserve a signature.

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    If you are the type to swap parts from frame to frame to frame over the years, you might be better off with a geared hub with spacers, this would allow you to adjust your chainline a bit.

    If somebody is that easily offended by your username, they probably ought not even be surfing the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    To take offence is a choice. It's not exactly mandatory.

    Didn't bother me.
    X2. Go wth SS specific wheel you'll get a stronger wheel build and if you already like it that much, you'll love it even more once yoou're free of a derailleur and geared casette!

    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO
    .... But there is evidence that Hitler does prefer 29ers over 26ers (link below).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jElwljxGGs
    That is FUNNY! The Single Speed version is hilarious too!
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Many SS hubs can be used with a 9 speed cassette (minus the 3 smallest cogs) to make a 6-speed. So, you could use the SS hub as a 1x6 if you change your mind and want some gears. That's what I was thinking when I got my Hope Pro II SS hub awhile back.

    Now, I am getting Chris King SS hubs for xmas (from the GF !), which also will allow for that I believe. I may convert to 1x6 for some things, so this seems flexible enough. Also, I like the extra strength of SS wheel builds (no dish). Some hubs (paul I believe, probably others too) accept the threaded freewheels, which may limit you more if you are worried about that...

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