Light weight carbon single speed....idea

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Light weight carbon single speed....idea

Postby steve-waters » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:13 pm

I am thinking of building a light weight single speed - but going against most of what I see here I want to do it with carbon frame, 50mm tublars, maybe disc brakes and a belt drive.

I am going with BB30 Carbon frame and something like a Beer Components eccentric bottom bracket.

What I am chasing is a good quality single speed hub that also comes with disc bakes are these out there?

Probably chicken out on the tubs but it would be cool I think....

Cheers,
Steve
Roadie: BeOne Black, SRAM Force, TWE 50mm full carbon clinchers, Vértebrae ceramic cable housings
MTB: Chin29er, Fox Terralogic, XT, 3T and TWE wheels
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Re: Light weight carbon single speed....idea

Postby Chef » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:16 pm

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Re: Light weight carbon single speed....idea

Postby steve-waters » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:29 pm

Yea man - nice one also found a Phill Woods and White Industries.

Thanks...but wow $500
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Re: Light weight carbon single speed....idea

Postby Chef » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:51 pm

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Light weight carbon single speed....idea

Postby neild » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:29 pm

Hi Steve, thanks exactly what I was looking at doing.

I was looking at the ICAN SP-AC024 generic Chinese carbon frame with BB30 and using the BEER components EBB. The frame looks exactly the same as the On-One Dirty Disco.

Its not belt and I wasn't going to go carbon wheels but the idea of carbon disc single speed is appealing to me.

I looked at the Origin8 rear hub but I think I'll go down the path of a normal XT rear hub and just use spacers with a single cog. Not the most elegant solution but it's what I use on my current single speed and it means I could quite easily go back to a 1x10 setup if I wanted.

Interested to hear how you build goes or what bits your looking at.

Cheers
Neil
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