single speed

  1. Zipp2001

    Day by the lake with the Single Speed & Special Guest.

    Nice cool day rolling out the single speed by the lake and taking a special guest with me. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeK-fy3zvG4
  2. Racing roadkill

    I think I’m going to convert my old road bike to single speed.

    It’s my BSA Tour de France from the mid 1980s, and my first road bike. I really haven’t got the time or inclination to do a full resto, so I’m going to convert it to single speed, when I get time.
  3. Zipp2001

    Take Me, Take Me, Single Speed bike !

    Started the morning thinking I was going to ride the road bike from the shop. Then decided that yesterdays trail ride was so fun that it was the 29+ from home after work instead. Go down to the bike cave to get the trail bike, and look over at the Single Speed and just had to take her out for...
  4. Whorty

    Tour of Cambridgeshire

    Anyone else doing this (the 100 miler) on a Single Speed or Fixie this year? If so, what gearing you looking at riding, and what is your target time to complete?
  5. ChrisEyles

    Single Speed Hardtail - M frame - £100 - SOLD

    Looking to sell this single speed hardtail MTB that I did up recently. I bought this bike as a donor for another project, then decided it was too nice to languish as a bare frame in the shed, so built it up again as a SS. Medium frame (18" seat tube) 32/17 gearing (brand new 17t sprocket and...
  6. silva

    Which brands/models chainsets / chainrings have perfect centering?

    Since my newest bicycle I'm plagued with serious chain tension variation. First a Sugino now also a Stronglight. Other causes have been eliminated, I replaced chainring/chain/rear cog with new, still directly a tension variation of 2 cm up and down, which is said to result from a 0.5 mm...
  7. Zipp2001

    Single Speed comes out of hibernation

    With the trails being more bike and hike right now because of the warmer temps and melting snow. It was time to dust off the Single Speed and go play out on the roads. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MDc1pKwuqk
  8. N

    Building a Single Speed

    Hi, I am looking at the 2 frames below to build a cheap SS. I am pretty technically inept but want to improve. Are there any obvious issues/things I would need to consider with the frames below? I know I would need a chain tensioner for the vertical dropouts. I am leaning on the caliper...
  9. PHL67

    Falcon 531 single speed

    Update for my Falcon. This is so light. Put in some bars and wheels to get a perspective. Wheels will change but I think I will keep the bars.
  10. BeardyAndyM

    What gear ratios are you running?.....

    I'm currently running 42/18 on my cyclocross bike and it can become a bit of a wrestling match on the longer gravel climbs! Was thinking i could go 36 at the front as i'd rather spin out than blow up, thoughts are appreciated.
  11. jay clock

    Across Australia on a single speed in 1918

    Great story! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2654800/Historic-photos-3-000km-bike-ride-Adelaide-Darwin.html
  12. ChrisEyles

    Single Speed plus Granny - will it work?

    First the idea - since it might sound stupid I'll add some background as to why I want to achieve this next post. I want to convert my 90's rigid Marin to SS, with the option of a granny gear for long steep climbs. I currently have a triple 42/32/24 chain ring set-up, and an 11-34t...
  13. Twizit

    Single Speed various components for sale

    Stronglight single chainring 48t plus 5 single chainring bolts. Relatively little use. £15 + PP Miche 18t single fixed cog. Brand new - £5 +PP White Industries ENO freewheel, 17t. Nearly new with very little wear. Absolutely bomb proof freewheels and fully serviceable. Currently £89 new from...
  14. Twizit

    Single Speed frame and wheelset for sale

    On one Pompino frame, large in white and fluro green. Will include the Brick Lane Bikes stem, spacers, Cane Creek headset, Planet X seatpost and Charge Spoon Saddle. No idea how to price this one as the frame has been well used and it shows in the paint finish! However, it's never been crashed...
  15. addman100

    Sold. On One Macinato single speed 54cm

    On one macinato single speed road bike 54cm Upgraded carbon kinesis forks Planet X CNC stem Carbon seatpost Ritchy alloy bars Everything else is standard In good condition, there are cable marks and marks here and there but nothing significant. No dents. Quandro wheels, run true and...
  16. biggs682

    Woodrup Ex track bike single speed

    I need to thin my collection down a bit and i think Meet Woody the Woodrup hopefully has a strong chance of selling , so it's being offered for sale here first . Most of the details are in the thread but if you need anymore please shout . At the moment it's set up on freewheel i have done...
  17. PHL67

    Newly refurbished single speed vintage Dawes

    Vintage 1952 Dawes Windrush refurbished into a fantastic single speed with flip flop rear wheel. 531 frame. Size of frame is 57cm. SR crank. Sakae handlebar stem. Engraved bars. Vittoria tyres. New cables & bar tape. New chain. Original head badge. Please see pictures for condition. This bike is...
  18. EasyPeez

    Which tool for replacing single speed freewheels?

    I plan to replace one of these: Cassette Shimano SF-MX30 18T With one of these: https://www.condorcycles.com/products/white-industries-eno-freewheel?variant=36250255690 Can anyone confirm which tool I need, please? As there seem to be quite a few different sizes and types and I don't want to...
  19. 3narf

    Single speed road frame

    Hi... Just wondering if anyone has a nice singlespeed suitable frame hanging up in the garage that they'll never use. Something classic or modern in a size M, 54cm or thereabouts. Thanks Andy
  20. jahlive905

    Best road bike and single speed combo under £1000?

    Cyclescheme time! I've got £1000 to spend - Cyclescheme say that I can purchase up to two bikes under the £1000 limit, but they have to be from the same retailer. I'm thinking I need something to whizz around on the commute - something light and fast, probably a single speed (I'm in london)...
  21. Venod

    Broken Chain Single Speed

    I have had broken chains on derailleur bicycles on several occasion, the fix is easy, take out a link and rejoin the chain and restrict gear changes to the chains usable length. Yesterday was a first while putting in a big effort to crest a short steep rise on the single speed the chain bust a...
  22. addman100

    sold - Specialized langster 10 year anniversary edition, 2014.

    Specialized langster 10 year anniversary edition, 2014. The bike is in good condition, some small scuffs here and there but nothing major. FRAME & FORK: Specialized Langster 10th Anniversary edition - 56cm - Carbon FACT fork WHEELS: Miche wheels bought from V sprint with schwalbe durano etape...
  23. EasyPeez

    Single Speed Bike

    I'll soon be in the market for a single speed bike. Ideally steel framed, in excellent/good condition and with mudguards fitted or proper mounts on the frame so I can fit my own without resorting to P clips. I'm 5'8" so something around the 53/54cm seat tube size. If anyone is selling or sees...
  24. TreeHuggery

    Fixed or Single Speed or Geared for commuting?

    Ok need some help I've always rode a geared bike but quite like the look of the fixed or single speed bikes. Would they be any use for commuting? (It's hilly but not ridiculously hilly) Any advice welcome also can use you use clips with them? TIA
  25. dhd.evans

    Single Speed - Eastway

    Looking seriously at picking out a winter hack. Spec i think i want is single speed, drop bars perhaps disc brakes if possible. If more than £500 the bike would have to be available somewhere under the cyclescheme. I've looked at Wiggle and their Eastway brand and this single speed looks nice...
  26. MossCommuter

    DMR Revolver Single Speed Hub 135 14mm axel (Now gone)

    I have one of these: It's brand new. It has six disc-bolt holes. You can have it in exchange for a donation of at least £10 to Shelter or a charity of your choice (this will be taken on trust). I'll pay the postage. It'll be Saturday 1st July before I can get to a Post Office. Register...
  27. Bodhbh

    Ford B-max single speed 16" folder

    Anyone got one? In particular, what gear ratio does it have and will it fit a long legged 6ft rider? We're on hols in Galicia in a few weeks, driving about, and at 150-200 quid tempted to buy one over there to stick in the back of the car...then flog it to a LBS when we're done.
  28. broady

    Mango Fixie Point Blank Sold

    Mango Point Blank fixie bike / track bike 54cm frame (medium) Suitable for someone around 5'8 - 5'11 This is a secondhand bike so has some marks but not many as this has mainly been used at Derby velodrome (different pedals needed as you can't ride flats on the track) Also comes with the front...
  29. U

    ON ONE INBRED SINGLE SPEED For Sale

    Another bike from my collection I need to sell, unfortunately. On One Inbred single speed Frame DN6 lite Forks Marzocchi bomber 100 z3 Seat tube 18" Top tube 23" 26" wheels 16 tooth rear sprocket 34 tooth front cog 175 crank length Front wheel Hope hud Mavic 717 disc rim Shimano front brake...
  30. mythste

    Gravelly-Urbany-Fun single speed inspiration

    I've got a new job, Yey! New job is on a much flatter and much more urban route than the 11 mile commute I've been doing for the last few years on my beloved Genesis Equillibrium disc 20. As such, I'm thinking about treating myself to a nice single speed that can be as much a fashion statement...
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