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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 06-27-07, 08:29 PM   #1
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conversion kit for 8/9 sp hub

what is a good conversion kit for a 8/9 sp shimano/sram compadable hub, this will be going on a specialized P.2 which has both a derailluer hanger and horizontal drop outs. i would imagine that since it has horizontal dropouts that it would not need a tensioner.
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Old 06-27-07, 08:53 PM   #2
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If your going singlespeed, just get a spacer kit. If you want fixed, you'll need a Surly hub.
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will this do the job linky
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For a single speed, yes.
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I've had success with using stainless steel wedges under the pawls of a 3 pawl freehub body. It is holding up so far, and it was cheap and easy.
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would a 34x16 be too easy or to hard, in a place like cape cod
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i am now thinking 34x17 since that is a 2:1 ratio.
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