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I just picked up this 2011 Cannondale Bad Boy Solo a few weeks back and wasted no time in swapping it over to Single Speed.

Swapped parts are:
Profile BMX Cranks and Sprocket
Primo BMX Pedals
Salsa Bell Lap Drop Bars
Rennen Tensioner
Odyssey Chain
Odyssey Brake Lever and Cable


Here is my old SS that I just sold to pay for this one
Van Dessel Country Road Bob w/ custom paint

and here is the new ride the day I brought it home

and today with all the swapping done




So far I love it. I plan on beefing up the tire size a little, and trying to find some different levers so I can put the Hydraulic brakes back on it.
 

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sheesh! all my SS are freebies...why pay to play, find it and recycle it. :)
 

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With that thing listing at around $1000 it baffles me why you would buy it and then take off the Deore components and change so many other things just so that you would end up with a blacked out single speed. There's no question that this is a cool bike but surely there had to be a cheaper and better way to accomplish what you wanted. It's your money of course but I am always in shock and awe at how easily people are separated from their cash. I'm in the wrong business....
 

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First off, it is my business what I spend my money on. I work for a bike shop and I can promise you I did not spend near 1000 on this entire build. In fact after selling the Van Dessel, I have not spent more than 200 out of pocket on this bike.

As long as a person is having fun on a bike, what concern is it of yours how much they spent?
 

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tsage, I love the new SS as I did the Van Dessel. Like the idea of the disc brakes and blackedout look. How much it cost, who cares, its yours. I have expensive bikes and rusty rollers and they all have there purpose.

Repurpose before Recycle
 

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What about it? I liked it because it looked unique. It does not handle any differently and you don't have to pull the wheel to change a flat. It does look pretty wild as your riding it around though.

If you want to see the hub/fork setup disassembled let me know and I can post up some pics
 

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First off, it is my business what I spend my money on. I work for a bike shop and I can promise you I did not spend near 1000 on this entire build. In fact after selling the Van Dessel, I have not spent more than 200 out of pocket on this bike.

As long as a person is having fun on a bike, what concern is it of yours how much they spent?
No need for you to get defensive. I acknowledged that of course it is your money to spend and I said that you've ended up with a nice bike. You started with one as well. It just seems a bit over the top to take a purpose-built expensive brand new bike and change it so drastically. It would be nice to know the thinking behind what you've done, what you are trying to accomplish, and what other SS bikes you looked at before taking the route that you have.
 

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It is a cannondale design. I am not sure if they sell them individually or not. IF you were able to get your hands on one you would need to re-lace your front wheel as well. These forks use a specific hub.
 
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