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    Single speed build?

    I am interested in building a single speed, dont want to spend a ton. Any recomendations for frame and fork and other parts. What type of gearing should I start with? I live in California and will be climbing with this bike.

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    Others have referred to the IRO

    IRO highlander is $200 for frame and fork (I read earlier on the board)
    as far as gearing I have started with 32:18, and have a 16t rear as a back up. It seems decent for climbing, not as ideal for fast flats but my weakness is climbs anyway so it works.

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    Is that combo for sale through an internet store? If so do you have the site address? And thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    Is that combo for sale through an internet store? If so do you have the site address? And thanks for the info.
    http://www.irocycle.com

    I recently built up a Highlander and I'm very, very happy with it. Also, the people there were great to deal with. The SS is not my primary ride and I needed to get it built up on a budget - the folks at IRO helped me with some stuff that I needed that they don't have listed on the site (ex., budget crankset). I highly recommend them to anyone looking to save $.

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    Im on a budget too, what did your build cost?

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    SMW, check your PM. (nm)

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