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    New to the single speed trend need help

    I am building a bike just for around town riding and trails still need some parts but confusing myself of what is really needed

    I have an old set of cranks shimano mc 440s the where the chain ring bolts to the crank is a little loose didn't know if that could be tightened up with ring on back also need a chain ring and crank arm bolts didn't know what size and even if still available? also would it be cheaper/ better to get new crank and bottom bracket or just get chainrings and new bolts and use these with new bottom bracket?

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    The SRAM Stylo 1 SS crank with a true SS chainring and including a bottom bracket and bashguard is very nice (I run the sh**t out of it) and is all over the place for just north of $100.

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    Cheaper to get a new ring and bolts of course. You could PM ISuckAtRiding to see if he makes a ring in that size. A ring will cost you around $40 and new bolts might cost another $10 or so. A new shimano bb will run you about $50 or less for a cheap one.

    As for a Stylo SS crank, they are ok. There are better options out there but the cost goes up of course. You can always look for a used Shimano LX or XT or even an SXT crank and get a ss specific ring for it and it will hold up much better than the Stylo imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle
    picture of some ****
    Yeah, with you the whole way. But then people enable the mundane. Glad I clicked on the thread...

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    It's not a trend, it's a religion.

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    i just decided to buy a new crank with bottom bracket so my problem is over

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog
    It's not a trend, it's a religion.
    I thought it was genetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackspade
    I thought it was genetics.
    I knew I had inherited my being a glutton for self punishment from my Dad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy
    The SRAM Stylo 1 SS crank with a true SS chainring and including a bottom bracket and bashguard is very nice (I run the sh**t out of it) and is all over the place for just north of $100.
    YUP! I got one a year ago and I'm very happy with it

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    I thought it was genetics.
    0 Yeah, I didn't chose to ride single speeds, I was born this way

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    the stylo has a pretty problematic bottom bracket, IMO. I have one and i couldnt get 2 months out of it, VS 4 years with my shimano. I know i'm not even close to alone on this one. I'd get an SLX long before i got another stylo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtotheZ
    0 Yeah, I didn't chose to ride single speeds, I was born this way
    Well, i didn't choose SS. i couldn't get damn derailluers to work when building bike. So i pitched them. Loving it ever since.

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