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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-04-09, 08:12 PM   #1
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which conversion kit is the best?

looking to turn my rockhopper into a single speed. All I need are single chainring bolts, spacers and cog. I saw this http://www.performancebike.com/webap...ductId=1031512 which has individual spacers and 3 cogs but an iffy tensioner. then there are these http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...8&style_id=075 SETST7 and http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...7&style_id=065 SETSC7 tensioner looks better but there are only 2 spacers so my chainline may be crooked. each about the same price. then there are these bolts http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...4&style_id=080 SETSC7 which look fine. Im open to other suggestions but I dont wanna spend over $50 on the whole project.
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Old 11-04-09, 08:53 PM   #2
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Get the Sette, spring loaded tensioners are trash. I have the DMR tensioner and it works great.
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Old 11-05-09, 03:59 PM   #3
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Get the Sette, spring loaded tensioners are trash. I have the DMR tensioner and it works great.
okay. ive not heard good things about the forte but I use their products with good luck but no experience with sette. but now I will.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:53 PM   #4
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Get the Sette, spring loaded tensioners are trash.
The Sette is spring loaded. In fact, it is identical to the Forte.

I have been using the Forte kit for 2-3 years, even through winter, with no problems. Just make sure you have that chain short as can be. Oh, and instead of getting the chainring bolts, get a bashguard. A BBG bashguard is only $12 and will let you use your existing bolts, protect the ring/chain and helps keep grease off your leg.

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Crap i was looking at this one http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/170...-Tensioner.htm
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Old 11-05-09, 05:22 PM   #6
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oh s***. I just purchased the one in my link. Oh well. Ill use it until it snaps then get the one you were looking at.
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