i have a hardtail mtb that deperately needs a new drivetrain, but i *think* i might want to convert it to a singlespeed, so its on hold for the moment. what would happen if for now i just picked a gear with a decent chainline and left it there and then removed the shifters and the front derailieur? right now the bike has standard mtb gearing, so if i left the chain on the middle ring, would i be ok? or am i going to run into all kinds of problems with the chain coming off?
the reason i want to take all that crap off is so the temptation to shift isnt there, and because most of the time i'm riding it in one or two gears anyway, so its just a bunch or extra cables and stuff to get in the way.
any advice would be helpful, thanks.