Bicycle Mechanics - mullti speed MB to single speed
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08-03-07, 12:29 PM
Hi everyone. i recently broke the derailer on my peice of crap rhino mountain bike. :) at first i wanted to get a bmx bike, because i jump my bike alot. then i realized that the only reason that i wanted to get rid of my mountain bike, was because of the derailer, and the way it shifts gears when i land a large jump. i love the weight, and feel of the bike, so i have decided to convert it to a 1 speed bike. i have never really worked with bikes much, so i was wondering if anyone had any instructions, or reccomended parts. all help is appreciated.
08-03-07, 01:28 PM
Everything you need:
Oh, and for inspiration:
50 tooth Cannon
08-03-07, 02:56 PM
with the sheldon brown tips and this forum, you shouldn't have a problem converting. although you may not need the tensioner, start with a conversion kit, that has spacers and sprockets like the one at Performance for example:
You'll need a chain tool & chainwhip and you may as well , hex wrenches, cassette/freewheel tool
I've done it and I love the ride.
08-03-07, 05:59 PM
? . . where's that thumbnail . ?
Like a BMX,except it fits you. Cuz you're not a "kid" anymore.
At least I'm not. :rolleyes:
Can I ride it? Please??
I'll let you ride my steel Merlin single speed racer..:D
50 tooth Cannon
08-03-07, 06:34 PM
you get it! a big BMX was the intention. built it from bits off of eBay/Craigs for under $300. Come up to SF, I'll let you ride it- its fast. 53/18, roughly 72 gear inches.
08-03-07, 11:19 PM
I built this one just for fun. It has horizontal droupouts, but I found the "magic gear" without much trouble. It was too small for me, so I sold it.
08-04-07, 07:04 AM
Yeah, my only MTB is SS now. I have an SS roadie too that I use for hill repeats :)
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