Bicycle Mechanics - Single Speed Question!
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I am continueing in the saga of building a single speed. I purchased a Gusset Spacer Kit with 16 and 18 tooth cogs, with two spacers, however when installed on my hub they over shoot the end and my lock ring will not screw on. Any suggestions? Or do I need to purchase a set with smaller spacers. So far I haven't found an option.
Thanks, some day I will actually ride this thing!
I may be wrong, but single speeds do not require lockrings. The freewheel feature does not allow enough torque to loosen it once pedaled up a good hill.
Or am I off base ? I've never heard of a gusset kit.
You need to get smaller spacers. This will also allow you to adjust the chainline.
colinm - many people convert cassette hubs for SS use. That requires a cog, spacers and lockring.
That was my first thinking, because I was figuring it was a 7 speed hub, however it isn't so that means the spacers are the wrong size. Thanks for the help I needed a 2nd oppinion.
colinm, you are correct, however, I am converting my old bike so I have to use spacers to line my chain.
Thanks for the help again!
Good deal then.
I was going to actually purchase a cassette wheel, then I figured why not get the real deal and go flip flop, since I'm spending money. Hence, I forget about the cassette conversion scenario.
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