- First foray into singlespeed, is this frame too drab!
These parts are on their way to me for my first singlespeed bike – fancied something a little bit different and fun.
I think the rest of the parts had better be black, at least it will stand out from the crowd.
Just need to source some other bits now. Anyone have any single speed specialist supplier recommendations.Posted 5 years ago
you’re never gonna lose that in the snow
This was one of my major concerns. 😉
Where do you put the brake?
Rear only, caliper.
Clipless pedals better than flats for SS.
That may well be the case but I don’t do clipless.
This will be a flatland fun bike, I don’t have the fitness levels for serious singlespeed use. It will mostly be used for cycle path use around Cardiff, I have other bikes for other stuff. I’m building it coz I can!
Some manufacturers BS:
The perfect cross between a commuter and trick bike. It features a slightly raised BB and lowered top tube lowered making this frame easy to ride and fly. For 2013 we revised chainstays shape to fit your favourite fat tyres (now up to 45c size).
The Analog has many of the features that we used to make the lightest dirt jumping frames on the market: the Majesty and Suburban. You will get an oval machined head tube for weight saving, with a campy style headset standard, a totally unique high-end tube-set with offset multi butting, 100% cromoly tubing made by Tange and what’s most important, trick specific geometry.
HAha I just liked the colour 🙂Posted 5 years ago
I like the colours of this, let’s see a built pic when you’re done!
It may be some time before I finish building this, having spent many oodles of moneys on bike parts over the last few months on upgrades for my Giant Anthem and Mongoose. Her indoors thinks that stuff for the house has a higher priority. 🙁 I had to tell her about this as she’ll not miss it when it comes, its hard to camouflage. So the rest of the build will be a gradual process as and when I can sneak parts in!Posted 5 years agogears_suckMember
You don’t always need to look for SS specific parts. Most are interchangeable. Eg, take two rings off of a triple and as for the rest, don’t buy any gears. I also suggest a fixed rear wheel. Much better than trying to stop with a rear brake. If your only going to have one brake, front is always better on a fixie.Posted 5 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
any road front wheel will fit but you’l need a track rear wheel with either fixed or freewheel. freshtripe is also good shop. Just google what you need loads of shops out there. Charlie and Velo are the most popular.
fixed + flat pedals with no straps = gonna have a bad day.
freewheel with no brakes = gonna have a bad day.
but its your bike and your face, do what you want and try not to run into anyone else.Posted 5 years ago
OK, build of this bike has started with a few bits trickling in. Waiting for wheels from Single Speed Components and a few other bits and pieces. Got some v-brake clamps for the forks so will have front brakes. Apart from frame, forks and grips everything else will be black. Look forward to finishing this and giving it a try, been wanting to try singlespeed for a while 🙂
I don’t think its too drab!!Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘First foray into singlespeed, is this frame too drab!’ is closed to new replies.