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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004

    SS on a budget (x-post RM)

    Hi All-

    I have been thinking of dabbling in the world single speeds. Since I donít currently have XC bike to convert I have made a shopping list what I think I will need. I would like the frame to have a derailleur hanger just in case I decide to put gears on it (god forbid). My riding style will be mainly climbing hills and flat fire roads. Iím 6í5Ē and weigh 215 lbs.

    I would love to hear what you guys have to say.

    Frame: Access XCL size 22Ē $159.99
    Cranks: Used XTR or XT
    Chainring: ??
    Rear cog: ??
    Wheels: Deore/Rhynolight discs $89.99
    Fork: OE Judy XC I got for $40.00
    Tensioner: Rennen Rollenlager $50.00
    Spacer kit: Spot One Spacer $35.00
    Brakes: Avid mechanical on Sale $79.99 (I have levers from an old bike)
    Chain: I need suggestions. I will be doing tons of hard climbing and donít want it to break.

    Or do I just buy a KHS Solo-One for $550.00 and forget being able to add gears if I change my mind?

    What do you guys think?


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    Jan 2004

    At your height...

    I think you owe it to yourself to give the 29er thing a try. Not sure what your budget is, but you can get a brand new Fisher Rig for $999 (with a little patience), or build a Surly Karate Monkey with a bunch of the same stuff for not too much more. Both of those bikes have derailleur hangers too. Post this over at the 29er forum and you'll get a bunch of good advice. At 6'5", a 29er will fit you better IMHO.


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