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    yoyo riding fast
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    converting 9speed cassete rear wheel one speed freewheel

    hi all- i have Neuvation Rear Wheel with 9 speed cassette, however i want to convert to single speed freewheel (or one speed cassette?). what are my options? thanks!

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    you're going to need some more spacers. but you remove the cassette, which is made up of 9 cogs and a bunch of spacers. Then you put some spacers on, throw a cog on, add some more spacers, and top it off with a lockring. Put the cog in line with your chainring and you're golden.
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    Should be about 15, 20 dollars from just about any shop

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    In addition, (I guess the frame won't have track or horizontal drop) you will need a chain tensioner and short chainring bolds (if you have double chainring front).

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    cool, thanks all for the post and the pics. very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post

    Should be about 15, 20 dollars from just about any shop
    How redneck are you? Because I used PVC pipe from Home Depot for the spacers. A 10' stick costs just under $4.00, and that gives you just enough extra to mess up a couple hundred times cutting the pieces to size. I bought a BMX cog, but you could probably find a way to break up the cassette if you were so inclined. Then just put the lockring from said cassette on top.

    I thought maybe someone in Home Depot would be curious as to why I had a rear wheel in the store, but true to Home Depot employee custom, none could be found the entire time I was there. I swear, the first thing they teach their employees on day 1 of orientation is to say, "I don't know. This isn't my department."

    Anyway, that's one way to do it.

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