November 4th, 2004 09:01 PM
Another one in the works
OK, I have a problem with Singlespeeds. I admit it. Anyway I'm playing around with my latest project bike (another Schwinn Project Underground frame I bought on Ebay for $200 ). I have 2 SS bikes already. One is a 32X17 the other a 32X18. This was more the result of what I had lying around than any real planning. So this time around I'm debating going with a 36X20 or something to that effect. I may just build it as a 1X8 as I have a bunch of parts floating around to do that too. The rest of the parts are as follows: Ritchey Logic square taper cranks, an old Race Face big ring w/the teeth ground off for a bashgaurd (we'll see how this works), UN 73 BB, Titec Hellbent bar, Big Al stem, XT levers and V brakes, Kona P2 rigid fork, old Control tech post, SDG Bel Air saddle, an old Crossland front wheel and an old 217/LX rear and M540 pedals. All told I think this thing is going to run me less than $400 in the end. I need to get a HS at the shop, but nothing too fancy. So the question is do I build it 1X8 or as another SS? Am I an idiot? (wait, hold off on answering that last one I think I know the answer).