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    recent SS conversion

    got the dirt bug lately, so I converted my older GF mamba hardtail into a SS. Real getto style, took apart a few extra cassettes had laying around to use the plastic spacers and the cog. Not bad for not having to buy anything but a chain. Got lucky with the gearing, didn't need a chain tensioner, but have a sigulater if I decide to change anything. Gearing is 38/18. Chainring is a circa '89 Cheese chainring bolted to a early XTR crankset. need better pedals and saddle, but rides nice for around town and some steep hills. What do you think






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    looks like a super fun ride. looks real nice without the tensioner on it. i dig it.
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    how does the chain play? i had to use a tensioner on mine, the vert drop outs left me a half a link shy of perfection.

    i have a single speed with horizontal drops. i cant wait to beat the piss out of that thing.
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    You're going to need the tensioner. Looks good.
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    Looks good. If it were me, I'd move the chainring to the inside of the spider to allow my rear cog a more inbound position, style points notwithstanding.

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    I have a tensioner for when I need it. Have had no issues with it popping yet, and beat the crap out of it yesterday and today in the snow.

    I wanted to move the chainring inside, but it would hit the chainstay.

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    an improperly tensioned chain sent me to the ER once. they are unpredictable. it was fine for over a year.... then one day i kissed the pavement
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