Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes: Dawes Horizon Old Frame
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Complete Beginner to SS conversion-first project
Ok people, I decided about 3 weeks ago to convert my current Dawes Horizon geared road bike to a SS (not fixed). Had a look on search but couldnt seem to find soemthing pretty similar to mine.
basically, Im after all info on how to do such a conversion, I am currently at the stage where I need to buy a new SS chainring, rear sprocket and new chain. I also need a new BB as the C&C BB is gone to shot due to previous owner neglect. Iv'e removed all the useless stuff like derailleurs etc. which i know is bad and occasionally gives me chain slip, but i hate gears. Im currently riding 52/14.
I want to ask of you, advice on which BB to get (good ones for SS, bb is 68mm), good crank/bb combos, good chains and good rear sprocket. I have also decided to build my wheels as the wheels i have now are currently for geared and are a bit of a mess tbh. I hope to complete the project before x-mas and in the new year i have arranged for it to be re-sprayed.I have all the tools needed and my budget is under £300.
ideas/advice on new cranks,bb,chainring,chain,rear sprocket, anything i may have missed.
many thanks, if you need any info i will be happy to provide.
ill try to post some pics of the progress as i go along.