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Old 03-21-11, 08:25 PM   #1
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Single Speed from Ten Speed?

Have 10 speed, hate derailleur, bike perfect for single speed. New at single speed, help?

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Old 03-21-11, 08:31 PM   #2
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This ^

Be careful with conversions.

Some bikes are good candidates for conversion, some aren't some of the links and info in the start here section should help.

I am kind of in the minority in that I really like conversions. They're unique, and if you have a lot of the tools/parts, it's pretty cheap, and who cares if you tore apart a bike that was already functioning fine, as long as you ride it... go for it.
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This ^

Be careful with conversions.

Some bikes are good candidates for conversion, some aren't some of the links and info in the start here section should help.

I am kind of in the minority in that I really like conversions. They're unique, and if you have a lot of the tools/parts, it's pretty cheap, and who cares if you tore apart a bike that was already functioning fine, as long as you ride it... go for it.

Thanks, this is what I was asking for.

If any people have done a 10 to single speed conversion, anything can help
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converted from ten speed.


in addition to the other thread linked, check out this site and this one and this one ... good luck
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converted from ten speed.


in addition to the other thread linked, check out this site and this one and this one ... good luck
Thanks, good to hear I might be bale to accomplish this.
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converted from ten speed.


in addition to the other thread linked, check out this site and this one and this one ... good luck
Reading the first one had me figure out that my bike is PERFECT for a single speed conversion. Thanks
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Take off nine gears.
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I did a conversion. A few things to consider:

1) How are your rear dropouts? Vertical? Semi-horizontal?
2) If vertical, are you going to go magic gear or tensioner?
3) If its going to be a commuter bike, will you want to commute on 23c tires? How much room does the frame give for bigger tires?
4) Gonna use the wheelset you have now? If so, it makes getting the chainline right easier (since you will probably use a freehub SS kit, which allows a lot of lateral adjustability)
5) Are there a lot of hills near you? This might affect #2.

Here's mine - used SRAM s100 48t crankset and DMR bikes rear conversion with a 16t cog.

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Take off nine gears.
actually probably just 5
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I did a conversion. A few things to consider:

1) How are your rear dropouts? Vertical? Semi-horizontal?
2) If vertical, are you going to go magic gear or tensioner?
3) If its going to be a commuter bike, will you want to commute on 23c tires? How much room does the frame give for bigger tires?
4) Gonna use the wheelset you have now? If so, it makes getting the chainline right easier (since you will probably use a freehub SS kit, which allows a lot of lateral adjustability)
5) Are there a lot of hills near you? This might affect #2.

Here's mine - used SRAM s100 48t crankset and DMR bikes rear conversion with a 16t cog.

The dropouts are horizontal with adjustable bolts, the crank can be easily transformed, the freehub is easily taken apart and my wheels are 27" 1 1/4

I ride it as a commuter anyhow, but now I want more of a sporty feel. I'm thinking of going 42/16 and to keep a couple extra chain rings I can change out later that are higher gear setting if I want to go up in the hills.
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Alright I did it! Might post bad pictures in a unpopular new thread later
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