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    Advice needed gor GT MTB

    Going SS and need an affordable single crank and rear hub. Crank is more important because it has a cassette and a spacer kit can be used.

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    I guess everyone is waiting for you to pop the question...

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    I'd get a Race Face X-type and just run a single ring. The Ride and Evolve DH are overkill, but less than $100 including bb. Nashbar sells rear single speed cassette hubs for $50, 135mm spaced with a 16t cog, bolt on. Otherwise I'd get a nice freewheel rear hub and a WI freewheel.

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    He can just get the SS kit for his hub for under $30.

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    Yea but he asked ab a crankset...

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    I see that. And he mentioned that he has a cassette hub already, so I'm wondering why you suggested buying a new rear hub. That's all.

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    Going SS and need an affordable single crank and rear hub
    Sorry, I must have missed something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo! View Post
    Sorry, I must have missed something.
    Indeed. Not sure how though:

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    Going SS and need an affordable single crank and rear hub. Crank is more important because it has a cassette and a spacer kit can be used.

    2001 GT Aggressor

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    unbelievable

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    He's asking about an affordable crank and a rear hub, but states that the crank is more important, as he has a cassette hub already, and can use spacers. Since he seems to be budget conscious, I see no reason to suggest a new hub. Instead, get a decent crank, and use the existing hub.

    I think we're making a lot more fuss than necessary.

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    If budget is important, why not take off two of the chain rings and use a spacer kit to line up the cog to the remaining chain ring? Total cost, spacer kit plus shorter crank bolts.
    Last edited by Steev; 01-05-10 at 12:02 PM. Reason: fix typo

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    That's how I did it. With PVC spacers, which cost under a dollar.

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    I agree that keeping what I already have is going to be the most cost effective way to do this. To do this I want to find a SS specific chain ring, shorter bolts, chain, and rear cog. Also I'm going to need a chain tensioner and figure out what gearing to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    I agree that keeping what I already have is going to be the most cost effective way to do this. To do this I want to find a SS specific chain ring, shorter bolts, chain, and rear cog. Also I'm going to need a chain tensioner and figure out what gearing to run.
    don't even bother with the SS specific chainring, at least not at first. Just use one of your existing chainrings, and at one point, when you are flushed with money, you can but yourself a new fancy one.

    If you want to be really cheap, you can make your own short stack chainring bolts by grinding down your existing pair.

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    It has rivits that I will drill and bolts are deffinatly needed.

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