I am in the process of converting an old 1993 Giant Iguana Rigid MTB into a single-speed, mixed-terrain cruiser.
The original bike had a 7 speed triple set up but I wanted to use a large ring track crank (Sram S300 courier) only to discover that you cant use a track crank on a MTB frame because the chainring hits the wide chainstays before you even finish tightening the BB. Newbie mistake.
Instead, I thought I would use the Truvativ Stylo 1.1 SS MTB crank but see it only comes with a small 32t ring. (I would like a 48t to maintain the gain ratio with my 18t cog)
My questions are:
What is the largest ring that will fit on the outside of the Stylo spider and not hit the chainstays? Anyway of knowing this without buying it first?
I noticed a that there is a triple version of the stylo with a 44t outer ring. Are these individual rings or are they riveted together like my old triple? If so, I can get the triple and chuck the smaller rings. (Although I'll need a small cog)
Do they make a 44-48 tooth Single speed chainring (tall teeth, no ramps and pins) that will fit on the stylo crank? (104 BCD)
I will seriously appreciate an answer to any of these questions or any other help you can provide.