Convert mountain bike to a single speed
I have an old jamis durango 27 speed with disc brakes and want to convert it to a single speed. Is this possible? What all would be involved?
You will need an eccentric bottom bracket and keeping the chain line taut.
Its rather involved. Why not buy a single speed bike to begin with?
Are you thinking fixie or just single speed
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You can get an SS conversion kit for the rear wheel, will need to singulate the front crank or buy a purpose built single, and get a tensioner for the chain... old road derailleurs (short cage) are my favourite chain tensioner
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Or just sell the Jamis and get a single speed. Newer SS bikes are nice, light and fast. I'm fond of the Trek Pure S myself, would add one to the stable it I could afford it.
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I have started dismantling my old Jamis tonight. Any good web sites to buy used chain ring and rear sprocket? Chain and spacers?