Quick question to see how many possibilities exist.
I recently snapped my old school orange clockwork which was singlespeeded. I loved the old school angles etc. etc. blah blah blah.
I bought a genesis IO to replace it and really enjoy riding it. Thing is, there is now very little to seperate it from my P7 geared bike ('03).
This got me thinking, what's the point of doubling up all my bits, (wheels, bars etc. etc.) when I could have one frame, run it geared in the summer and SS in the winter. (My primary reason for singlespeeding is one of economics).
I'm soon to move in to a little terrace house and my thoughts are, the fewer bikes the better, this is an opportunity to halve my mountain bikes.
So... What exists for this purpose? My immediate thoughts were a dialled bikes love hate. EBB with gear hanger. Upon further enquiry realised that there were no cable stops, and in fact the new frame won't even have a hanger.
There's the new on-one but to be honest, I don't like the idea of slotted Disc mounts, too much opportunity for rubbage.
I think the EBB is an awesome solution an provides a truly versatile solution. Unfortunately it looks like I'm in a market of one. Not likely a bike company is gonna stump up the frame.
Does anyone know of a company which makes a suitable frame or is my only option custom braze-ons or running full cables?