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    Ghetto SS by yanking derailleur cables?

    Is it possible to do a psuedo-SS bike by just yanking the cables from the derailleurs and using the RD as a tensioner? Or would that introduce some friction/interference in some way that would cause the chain to lock up? Anyone do it this way? I wanna try it first before dropping some money on a tensioner/new chain.♠
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
    Is it possible to do a psuedo-SS bike by just yanking the cables from the derailleurs and using the RD as a tensioner? Or would that introduce some friction/interference in some way that would cause the chain to lock up? Anyone do it this way? I wanna try it first before dropping some money on a tensioner/new chain.♠
    you don't even need to yank the cables. just don't shift.

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    aka a bum single speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    you don't even need to yank the cables. just don't shift.
    I've been trying that out but the urge to shift overtakes some times. It's the whole forced-into-doing-it mentality I'm trying to reach here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
    I've been trying that out but the urge to shift overtakes some times. It's the whole forced-into-doing-it mentality I'm trying to reach here.
    Set the limit screws on the derailleur. If you decide you don't like it you won't even have to reinstall the cables.

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    Well is it doable or do I have to spend money on a tensioner? If I can just keep the RD on as a tensioner I'd rather just do that.
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    you can

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