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    MTN convert question

    So I found the old mountain bike that I got for my 12th birthday (12 years ago!!) in my attic.... I want to turn it into a SS but I do not know what to do about the wheels... it obviously had MTB wheels on it, and it has cantilever brakes.... so a 27" isnt going to work out (tried it today...) anyhow, WTF??? What are my options here for wheels/ brakes.... any info would be RADICAL!!! Thnx
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    You could take off the old cluster and screw on a single speed freewheel cog. Then re-space and re-dish the rear wheel. There are lots of articles on the internet about how to do this.

    I'm also currently building up a SS MTB and was planning on using this method.

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    Keep the cantis!
    Also look for slick 26" tires. Not hard to come by at all.

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    I've got a near new pair of panaracer ribmo's laying around. 26x1.75. semi slick/Light tread. PM me if you are interested.

    As said before, just use spacers and a single cog. Surly makes a singlespeed kit as do a few others. You may need a chain tensioner if you don't find the perfect gear ratio.

    Heres a good place to start:
    http://www.mtbr.com/ssfaqcrx.aspx

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    The wheels that were on it are no good.... so what should I buy at the LBS to throw on it? Anything that can just go right on and be able to ride?
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