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What for a 1-Speed?

brisafit2012-09-01 15:20:38 +0000 #1
What are the basics parts I need to build a simple 1-speed? I've been looking online for a while and haven't found much help yet.

And are there good places to get bike frames for under $100? Maybe online?
silversurfer2012-09-01 15:29:21 +0000 #2
I've recently had a singlespeed commuter built from an old road frame and some parts I had. I did it partly because I was having trouble finding a bike that would fit. She came home on Wednesday and I love her. I was surprised at the number of components when I went through it with my bike shop. I've added the parts I had to the list we wrote out and here it is. Hope it helps.

Frame and fork

Bottom bracket

Headset

Wheels (or rims, hubs, rim tape and spokes if you want to build your own)

Tyres and tubes

Crankset

chain

Brakes and brake levers

Bars + grips or bar tape

Stem

pedals

spacers

cables

saddle

seatpost

Fixed sprocket

Lockring

Freewheel

(All three if you want the option of fixed and freewheel, or you can just fit a freewheel if you're happy with a singlespeed)

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