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March 19th, 2009, 09:15 PM
I want to return to ss'dom again. Last time around I used Surly & Rennen gear with little issue. Any reason to change? Any new stuff out there?
fwiw..I'm sporting an Inbred 456.
March 20th, 2009, 09:29 AM
I had to change the pulley on my Surly Singleator to an old derailleur pulley because the original stuck and unscrewed the bolt as i rode. No issues since then.
March 20th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Sounds like your setup works, so why change...
as far as "new" stuff for SS, the only thing that I've seen that's somewhat new to the singlespeed scene is something called an "Excentriker (http://www.trickstuff.de/index.php?p=d116en1)". I dont know if it works well, but it seems like a great way to SS a frame without any dangling tensioner bits...This model only works with External bearing cranks/Hollowtech2 standard.
There is supposed to be another one around that works with square taper stuff, but I have not seen it myself.
the only other thing I like for SS, are half-link chains...
March 20th, 2009, 10:19 AM
the other option is the ENO eccentric hub
not cheap but it works well
March 20th, 2009, 10:55 PM
And yet another option : Forward Components (http://forwardcomponents.blogspot.com). Or you could be lucky like me and have 32:18 be a magic gear for your frame... I've also got an ENO, and it works well too. ANYTHING is better than a tensioner :)
March 23rd, 2009, 04:14 PM
It's been a couple years for me and I sold what I had. I think I may grab a half link and shoot for no tensioner... see how she flies.
March 25th, 2009, 04:56 PM
If you want, I have a Rennen chain tensioner that I can sell you for $25 or so. Its half of what you would pay for it online. Its a little scratched but the bearings are good and it works well.
Oddly enough, I actually used it to singlespeed my On-One Inbred 456 when I had one. Its a great tensioner and will work with both singlespeed and regular chains. I bought it after I mangled a Surly Singulator. The Rennen is great because it has no springs to break and it still does a nice job tensioning the chain. Plus its made right here in Massachusetts...
I have since moved to a Niner with different dropouts so I have no use for it anymore. Its just sitting in my basement. Let me know if you want it...
March 26th, 2009, 07:21 PM
... Let me know if you want it...
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