i have what may be a dumb question....yes, i have searched .....for a conversion.....what if i were to get a single peed rear wheel and a chain tensioner; would i be able to still use my front dérailleur still and have a 2 speed....would it be too noisy or plain old just dangerous....i would use a freewheel....thanks, bob
But the front derailleur wouldadjust the chainline up front, and you don't need to adjust it in back since you only have one gear back there. Seems more or less the same but opposite of running just a rear derailleur.
There are only two things you need to get done to change a single gear. Move the chain, which a front derailleur would do for you. And change the length of the chain, which a tensioner would do for you.
Am I missing something? I very well could be since I don't know much about derailleurs.
doable, but you loose the clean looks of a single speed, and you have most of the complexity of a geared bike.
I only grant you my permission to do this if you track down a rod actuated front derailer. Otherwise it will be too messy
Why would it be messy?
Yeah, he loses some aesthetic points, but gains in practicality. Suppose he goes with a 52/39 crankset and an 18t cog. That gives him 76 and 57 gear inches: one gear for climbing modest hills and another for everything else.
'09 BMC roadracer, CAAD3, CAAD4,'88 Steel Custom, F moser track bike
what if... you had a fixie, with a front derailleur, and no tensioner? im sure on the smaller of the two main gears the chain would be a little loose but, how loose do you think it would be? very good question i think.
just so u alls know...a fixie is way to go, i know....but this way i could put off buying a new crank and bottom bracket fer a bit....and it would be fun....we all know a straight up fixie is the way to go...just havin fun with idears....though, i am actually going to do this....peace...