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fat buddha wrote (see)
Petal has a Spec Langster - frame bought from a certain person just above me... mine is an old alu frame of mine with standard dropouts but I use a Surly chain tensioner to keep the chain tight. flat bars and BMX brakes madlot - don't get hooked on the Pompino - as Mr W says, there are loads of other equally good, if not better (but perhaps more pricey), ones around. check out the London Fixie & SS site for loads of info on bikes, builds, parts, classifieds etc. it's an excellent site for info.
That's what I was thinking, would be for riding around London so probably wise. Thanks
Sorry for the post hijack!
Fair enough that's easy enough... so all I would need theoretically to do it now would be the chain tensioner? How difficult are these to fit?
If that is the case I would be tempted to do it sooner rather than later so that I can get some winter commuting on it
The bike I was going to change is only my 2nd (soon to be 3rd bike) bike and was only about £170 about 10 months ago... i use it for training in the week as I work away in Edinburgh on weekdays. Hopefully I will be working in London again in 4/5 months so will probably just wait until then and I can convert this to a fixie and use my main bike to train on in the week. Doesnt really make sense spending more money on another naff bike to convert and then having to sell this one when I finish working here.
Oh the joys of working away
singlespeed ??? I still don't get it....... gears were invented for a reason
anyway, I (almost) have a shiny new bike to work voucher in my hand - time for a new commute steed - I think an alfine hubbed cyclocross with mud guard mounts...... oh look, theres one from genesis - and its orange!!! - SOLD!