Bicycle Mechanics - multi to single speed conversion
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08-03-07, 12:52 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, 01:18 PM
This should help (http://www.mtbr.com/faq/ssfaq.shtml#ssConversionsHowTo)
08-03-07, 03:08 PM
If you have horizontal drop outs, all you have to do is get rid of the ders and shorten the chain. Pick a gear that you like, I recommend you use the middle CR and then just cut the chain so it is tight on that gear combination. Not pretty, but it works.
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