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Old 07-01-09, 07:51 AM   #1
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Single Speed on a Cassette: Preventing Skipping

I snapped my rear derailleur hanger last night and ended up having to shorten the chain and do the old single speed trick. I though I had an extra hanger on hand, but it seems that I was mistaken. My LBS doesnít have the hanger I need, so I just placed an order for a new one. Thing is, I donít want to miss out on my ride tomorrow night so I think I am just going to run my rig as a single speed. That said are there any tricks or suggestions on keeping the chain from dropping/skipping down to a lower gear (from the one I have the chain setup on) on the rear cassette?
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Old 07-01-09, 07:59 AM   #2
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Actually I may have just thought of an answer to my own question. What if I just pop the cassette off and change the order of the cogs so that the cog the chain is on is between two other cogs of a larger size. Anyone see any potential downfalls with this idea?
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+1...or zip tie the derailleur to the chainstay for tension.
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Actually I may have just thought of an answer to my own question. What if I just pop the cassette off and change the order of the cogs so that the cog the chain is on is between two other cogs of a larger size. Anyone see any potential downfalls with this idea?
This is what popped into my head as I was reading it.

As long as you obviously make sure the chain doesn't rub on whatever cogs you place either side of it, I see no problem.
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Rigged it up last night and rode it. Worked great. I'll try and post a couple of pictures tommorow.
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