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I was looking into a similar thing today, and the Pitlock FAQ specifically states: "If you have horizontal dropouts on your bike's rear wheel (horizontal and open at the rear), we dissuade you from using the Pitlock system. Usually (almost) all rear wheels are assembled in vertical dropouts (opening diagonally towards the bottom). Here the assembly with ...


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I rode a Swobo Otis for my winter commuting here in Minneapolis. That was one of my favorite winter rides. It had a 3-speed internal hub with a coaster brake and a disc front. I never lacked for stopping power and the internal gears weren't effected by all the salt. The newer swobo's don't have coaster brakes but disc front and back. I believe they make a ...


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As others have said, simply purchase a fork that will accept a disc mount. There will be some initial cost to set it up but you'll save money in the long run just in wheels alone. I would certainly suggest another shop to have the work done or a different mechanic at that shop, it would have taken them 15 minutes to get you a list of forks and options ...


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Well, there are lot's and lot's of commuter bikes with internal hubs and disk brakes. I see no reason why a single speed wouldn't work as well. A google search for "single speed cx bike disk brakes" turns up this beauty. http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy_disc There are low budget models out there as well. Nashbar 29'r Single Speed Swobo makes ...


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Brake not break. A disc brake kind of violates the whole minimalist single speed karma. That said front disc brake is not a frame thing. Just install a front fork that will take a disc brake. Doubt anyone is going to have an off the rack that way as it violates the karma thing. It is a money thing as it is (likely) a custom build. You are going to ...



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