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    91 Dale project

    Hey guys i just inherited a 1991 Cannondale Criterium frame any problems converting it to a SS ?
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    it will depend on what type of handle bars you are planning on putting on it
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    I believe you have cantilever verticle dropouts on that bike so you will likey need to get a chain tensioner, a White Industries ENO hub, or research on magic gear. If any of the above terms don't make sense. Search on the bolded phrases

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    it will depend on what type of handle bars you are planning on putting on it
    ...something comfortable -- it will be a commuter -- any suggestions for style or brand ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
    I believe you have cantilever verticle dropouts on that bike so you will likey need to get a chain tensioner, a White Industries ENO hub, or research on magic gear. If any of the above terms don't make sense. Search on the bolded phrases
    Yep on those dropouts....i inherited the wheels also ( cassette intact ) Woblers, haven't had them checked out yet -- think it might be possible to make use of them too ?
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    well ive seen single speed bikes created by simply resizing the chain and removing the derailer

    if you have any class youll look at hiroshimas suggestions instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeNinjagirl View Post
    Yep on those dropouts....i inherited the wheels also ( cassette intact ) Woblers, haven't had them checked out yet -- think it might be possible to make use of them too ?
    If you intend on using a cassette wheel, you first need to determine the rear cog you want to use in conjunction w/ the front chainring. This is easy since all of your gears should still be working and you can shift. Once you decide on gearing, you can check to see if it happens to be a magic gear. If not, you will need a chain tensioner which, from Performance and Nashbar, come with cassette spacers to let you use a single cog on your existing chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    well ive seen single speed bikes created by simply resizing the chain and removing the derailer

    if you have any class youll look at hiroshimas suggestions instead
    Oh yea going classy but not flashy -- riding a Rush Hour at the moment so i'm looking to do something nice... thanks for suggestions.
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    It's simple, just put a chain tensioner on.

    Or run a magic gear. You won't have as much a problem with chain stretch (I'm guessing) because a single-speed won't be subjected to the abuse that fixed riding places on the chain.
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    supposedly this will help you get ideal tension.
    http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

    so probably dont use the old wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helloamerican View Post
    supposedly this will help you get ideal tension.
    http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

    so probably dont use the old wheels.
    hey hey....this was just the help i needed...thanks ! now lets see if it works.....
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    when you eventually want to tension your chain and/or change your gearing you can get an eno eccentric hub, or you can start with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeNinjagirl View Post
    hey hey....this was just the help i needed...thanks ! now lets see if it works.....
    if it does let me know, i have a cannondale i'm considering messing with myself, if it works for you might just work for me too.

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