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single speed cyclocross(5 posts)

single speed cyclocrossctisevn
Feb 12, 2003 1:22 PM
I can no longer bare seeing my fixed gear with road salt caked on the frame (low end as it may be its still steel) so Ive decided to pick up an aluminum redline conquest for a winter ride. Im thinking itll probably get converted to single speed out of practicality. It appears the soulcraft convert is the way to go for that. maybe a 1x8 instead, but I like the ss thing and its flat where I ride. anybody converted a cyclocross with a convert, or any recommendations?
re: single speed cyclocrossscary slow
Feb 12, 2003 1:26 PM
Never converted a cross bike but I did convert a mt. bike. Total cost $40. $5 for cassette spacers and $35 for a Paul's Singlator.
Come on over to the fixie forum ...Humma Hah
Feb 12, 2003 1:31 PM
... cause on this one it'll scroll off fast.

Yeah, folks here have built SS crossers, and Travis Brown has been known to kick butt on one in some pretty high-caliber races.
Come on over to the fixie forum ...ctisevn
Feb 12, 2003 1:40 PM
Im there, thanks.
Did it and love it. Cost about 15 bucks.cory
Feb 12, 2003 3:27 PM
It wasn't a true cross bike, but an old Trek tourer with a five-speed freewheel (not cassette). I stripped it, put on cross tires (plenty of room; I can run at least 700x40s) and spun on a $1 spacer and a Shimano BMX freewheel driven by the old (34t) middle ring. Fenders go on in winter, come off in spring. It's way more fun than you'd think, and lets me use a bike I hadn't touched in a couple of years.