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    Want to get into SS

    The more and more I have been riding lately, the more and more I am seeing people on SS. And, to be honest it looks like a hella lot of fun, and i want to get into it. The question is how should i go about starting. I dont has a SS bike, and I see a huge mix of people using old steel frames and just building them up, and pople with brand new SS bikes. Should i go shopping for an old light steel frame, and go from there? I dont have a huge amount of funds, its just something i kind of want to try out for awhile, so i want to avoid spending more then i spent on my FS bike. I tried using the search button, but i failed miserably. Where do you guys buy parts, what brands do you feel are best for SS parts, which should i stay away from. I am new to the SS world, and will take all the help i can get. Thanks in advance for any help!

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    monocog.

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    Any old frame will work, as long as it fits you. SS should build up light no matter what. You could probably find a decent old steel MTB with a rigid fork in your local classifieds for a couple hundred, strip off the extra junk and have enough of an SS bike to know whether you want to spend more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterBreath
    Any old frame will work, as long as it fits you. SS should build up light no matter what. You could probably find a decent old steel MTB with a rigid fork in your local classifieds for a couple hundred, strip off the extra junk and have enough of an SS bike to know whether you want to spend more.

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    What he said.
    There are tons of old steel frames around.
    Also keep an eye in the classifieds here and Ebay.
    There are alot of good deals on monocogs, units, & surly 1x1's . You gotta pull the trigger quick the good ones don't last long.

    The new BIKE mag said the Monocog 29er sells for $470 complete, trail worthy.
    It's hard to believe, but that sounds like a sweet deal.

    Later
    Jim

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    I agree with the comment above - start cheap by building up a used frame. If you happen to have an old geared bike around, you can usually convert it to SS for under $100. The FAQs on this site have some god info on how to do it. http://www.mtbr.com/faq/ssfaq.shtml
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    I repeat, monocog29er.

    Order it from Performance Bikes with a team membership and get another 40 bucks back to buy a front disk brake or new headset. Guaranteed to get you into singlespeed.

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