Singlespeed Tutorial

How to build a cheap cool Singlespeed bike in 60 minutes:

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Step 1: First of all! BUY an old bicycle, don’t steel it! Give attention to SIZE & *DROP-OUTS*

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Step 2: Prepare the tools.

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Step 3: Prepare yourself. Hoody, Oakley sunglasses, green camo cap 🙂

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Step 4: REMOVE ALL! – *Maybe not the bartape, save work & money.

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Remove front & rear derailleur, chain, saddle, …

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Are you sure that you have the correct drop-outs?

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Step 5: Remove the cassette.

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Step 6: Clean all a bit or not, it depends on you.

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Step 7: Find your right cog size. You should use the bike for a week, always using the same gear for the whole day, and see what ratio you need.

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Step 8: Fill up the freewheel body with spacers and tighten the cog. Spacers can be found in old cassettes or you local bicycle shop, they are different for Campagnolo or Shimano!

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Nearly done.

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Step 9: Mount the rear wheel.

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Step 10: Trash the old parts or help a friend.

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Step 11: Bring the smaller chainring to the front if you aren’t sure which ratio you need, use the smaller for the first rides. Dont use any Biopace chainrings, this won’t work!

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Step 12: Tighten all chainring bolts very well. May you will need some washers.

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Step 13: Shorten the chain.

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Step 14: Give attention to the cainline. Fixed-gear and Singlespeed hubs have a chainline of about 40-42 mm centerline of the frame/hub to center of the sprocket.

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Step 15: Find the right chain tension, if you don’t have the correct drop-out, you will need a chain tensioner.

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Step 16: Mount a cool vintage saddle like this white Flite. BEWARE OF HIPSTER PARTS as much often as you can!

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Step 17: A new fancy handlebar tape.

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Finalizing

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Alternate handlebar set up.

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Step 18: Add stickers and a water bottle cage holder.

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Step 19: Your new Singlespeed bicycle is ready now.

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Step 20: Now let’s have a beer, … or two …