21sp to single?
New to this forum.
Fairly clueless to the jargon being used, so please, bear with me in my technical explanation of what I want to do.
I have a MTN bike I would like to switch over to single/fixed gear.
I've seen a kit for this on which include spacers, back cog and a chain tensioner on Nashbar.com for abt $20 buck while on sale.
Is this what I would use to do the job?
Would I need anything else?
Right off the bat, I want the wheel to spin/ for me to be able to coast, so do I need a "freewheel" kit?
I plan on using the rim that I have on the bike now, is this possible?
I am having a hard time believing I can just purchase this kit and remove the dérailleurs and not have problems, like I said, new guy.
If there is a thread that will explain this all to me I apologize for being repetitive in my posting.
I read the article on sheldonbrown.com, but thought I would question the horses mouths here.
Thanks for your patience and info ahead "o" time,
It's a 4yr old beater Mongoose that I'll be using for just "running round" as it will soon be my 2nd bike.