Friday, April 16, 2010

Single speed 29er for SoCal.

This frame is probably going to see some very hard use. I used some pretty tough big diameter True Temper steel and my first set of Pacenti sliding dropouts. The der. hanger will be removed but if needed, the bike could be set up 1x9 with a few zip dies. The downtube takes up most of the real estate on the back of the head tube so no top tube gussett is needed.

I have learned that no seatstay/chainstay combination can resist the twisting force of a disc brake without some help from a re-enforcement of some kind. I like using a piece of cro-mo tubing with a fairly heavy wall.

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