Converting my 2008 Giant OCR3 road bike to single speed hipster dipster single-speed but not fixed gear because fixed gear is dumb and i actually want to have fun riding this bike project. Click photos for larger resolution.
-Drop bars changed to Misfit Psycles Nu-Bar flat bar (25.4mm)
-generic bell because that is now required by law in Calgary, AB
-used existing Tektro brake levers. These came stock on the 2008 model; it was a sort of nod to cyclocross road bike brake setup. You can see them on the top part of the drop bars in the BEFORE shot.
-front triple chainrings removed and replaced with a Brev 44-tooth track chainring
-rear cassette swapped out for single 18-tooth cog with Misfit Psycles spacers and lockring
-Misfit Psycles singlespeed chain tensioner (see below)
-SRAM 1/8" bmx chain. I found out after purchasing a 3/32" chain that the track chainring is incompatible with the standard 3/32" chain size. So bmx chain required.
-generic Mountain Equipment Co-op platform pedals
-Rubena 700x28 reflective sidewall tires
and because I figure I might as well make this an exhaustive parts list:
-cheapo Canadian Tire brake cables
-Shimano brake cable housing
Oh, that saddle is a WTB something or other. I bought it from Jenson USA website a few years ago.