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Old 07-16-14, 07:17 AM   #1
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My first conversion to Single Speed, but kinda stuck atm!

Hello all,

I'm not a native english speaker and this is my very first bike project! (sorry, for the noobness and bad grammar)
I'll keep my question short. Is it possible for me to use this hub/cassette(??) for a single speed conversion project?

(I was hoping to convert this hub to a lockring system. Also sorry for the grease and dirt!)






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Old 07-16-14, 07:58 AM   #2
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That seems to be an early Uni-glide freehub body and it won't take a regular lockring as it hasn't got the internal threads needed.
The easiest approach by far is to keep using the smallest sprocket as the lockring.
I've heard, but haven't tried, that a lockring for a regular Non-Drive side(=left) bottom bracket cup would fit. It'd look a little sleeker than using the smallest sprocket, as you would get rid of the teeth.
With a bench grinder, it wouldn't take many minutes to remove the teeth fron the smallest sprocket either. Then you could use a file to cut a notch for a hook wrench.
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Old 07-16-14, 08:01 AM   #3
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Just put the chain on the cog and chainwheel combo you wish to use and then size the chain. You will need to have a bike that has horizontal dropouts in order to adjust the chain length.
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Old 07-16-14, 09:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys! Gonna use the smallest sprocket for a makeshift lockring, just gotta make it as sleek as possible I geuss! As for my dropouts they seem to be called Semi-Horizontal(?), I've read that having semi dropouts is fine aswell.
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Old 07-16-14, 09:56 AM   #5
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You really need a new wheel , single speeds just have 1 cog ..
good news is you can start out with a pretty cheap freewheel wheel


I have taken old 5 speed wheels , removed the rusty 5 speed freewheel ,
changed the axle spacers to make them equal length on both sides , hub in the center.

then put the wheel in my truing stand, and took 'the dish' out
by loosening the right side spokes , tightening the left side spokes

so the rim is in the center of the axle width and also the hub flanges..

then screw on a single speed freewheel .
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