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    single speed frames

    i am looking to buy a single speed frame but i do not what to buy ????
    should i go with horizontal dropouts or vertical dropouts ???
    i will be racing on the bike
    let me know what you think !!!!

    thanks
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    Depends...

    But if you plan on racing it get something where you can remove the rear wheel without too many problems (in case you flat, don't ask...). i.e. vertical dropouts.

    After that it's really tough: steel, Ti, Al., 29", geometry, custom or off-the-shelf... It's all down to personal preferences and $$. You can also convert. Many choices...

    Maurice

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    i think most frames now, seem to got the vert drops with ebb. but i have horiz. drops and regular bb and don't have any problems. also if you want disc brakes, the vert/ebb thing seems to be the way. rim brakes(like i have) work fine on either set-up.

    i think best way is to choose what frame and from where and go with their options. you can't really lose either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog1
    i am looking to buy a single speed frame but i do not what to buy ????
    should i go with horizontal dropouts or vertical dropouts ???
    i will be racing on the bike
    let me know what you think !!!!

    thanks
    yeah, soo many choices. for racing on the 'cheap' the jenson zion ebb seems a killer deal, if it fits ya and you can deal w/ lack of fitting a fatty in the rear (which shouldn't be a biggie for racing).
    Kona unit is high on my list for off the shelf SS frame.


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