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itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
edited June 2009 in Commuting chat
I need some advice, during a recent ebay frenzy I purchased various parts suitable for both my tourer and my single speed and I now don't know what to do, should I fit a rather nice set of carbon forks to my Mercian tourer then follow suit with 700c wheels and a modern freehub or fit those forks to my SS?

I now have a new old set of FGSS wheels (thanks LiTs) for the SS which slightly reduces the over all weight plus a new BB which again makes it lighter I could perhaps even get the weight down to 18lbs with the right tyres.

Both bikes have really nice steel forks already, the SS weighs 19-20lbs the tourer about 30lbs or should I build a completely new bike?

Edit: I was promised a stem by a crazy woman in the pub least I think that's what she said :shock:
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,595
    So you have a set of fixed gear wheels going spare?

    120mm spaced?

    ;)
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 18,135
    itboffin wrote:
    I need some advice, during a recent ebay frenzy I purchased various parts suitable for both my tourer and my single speed and I now don't know what to do, should I fit a rather nice set of carbon forks to my Mercian tourer then follow suit with 700c wheels and a modern freehub or fit those forks to my SS?

    I now have a new old set of FGSS wheels (thanks LiTs) for the SS which slightly reduces the over all weight plus a new BB which again makes it lighter I could perhaps even get the weight down to 18lbs with the right tyres.

    Both bikes have really nice steel forks already, the SS weighs 19-20lbs the tourer about 30lbs or should I build a completely new bike?

    Edit: I was promised a stem by a crazy woman in the pub least I think that's what she said :shock:



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