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Old 08-03-07, 11:29 AM   #1
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mullti speed MB to single speed

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.

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Old 08-03-07, 12:28 PM   #2
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Everything you need:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

Oh, and for inspiration:
http://www.63xc.com/
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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:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5132
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.
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Old 08-03-07, 04:59 PM   #4
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? . . where's that thumbnail . ?
THAT"S AWESOME!

Like a BMX,except it fits you. Cuz you're not a "kid" anymore.

At least I'm not.

Can I ride it? Please??

I'll let you ride my steel Merlin single speed racer..
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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.
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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.

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Yeah, my only MTB is SS now. I have an SS roadie too that I use for hill repeats
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