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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-22-07, 02:32 PM   #1
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singlespeed conversion ??

ive been trying to figure out how to make a rear wheel tha currently has a cassette into singlespeed. is it even possible? if it is canyou please explain to me what it is that i have to do or what i have to buy to convert it. the wheel is a vuelta stylus. it has a 7-speed cassette.

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Old 03-22-07, 02:33 PM   #2
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take off the cassette. put a single cog on it with the appropriate spacers on each side and your done.
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Old 03-22-07, 02:50 PM   #3
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Assuming you have a double chainring set up, an even easier, but not very elegant way to convert is to just shorten the chain and go directly from the chainring to a cog in back, bypassing the rear der.

If you go with the small CR and the 15 or 16 tooth cog on the back, that should give you a gear in the low 70 inches, which is a good around town gear.

Chainline may not be that great, but it should work.
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Old 03-22-07, 03:01 PM   #4
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http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

Look at the section labeled "Cassette hubs."
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Here's what it would look like

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