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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 12-28-04, 09:20 AM   #1
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half-link, tensioners, etc?

Converting my Fisher 'Genesis' frame to a SS...

I want to keep it cheap and as 'clean' as possible, so I'm thinking about a half-link from Spicer. To those using them, are they pretty reliable? I'm hoping to use a 32x16, without a tensioner.

Its a cheap experiment anyway, so I'll get one and try it, just wondering if anyone has any reviews.

Also saw a DMN tensioner for $12. Being that cheap, I'm sure its not too great, but if it only had to take up a couple of mms of slack... maybe it would work? Anyone use them?

Finally, anyone know of any 'magic' gear combos that'll work with a Fisher genesis geometry?

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white ind. eccentric SS hub is the magic gear combo for any bike with vertical drops. but itll cost ya
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I don't know how much the Spicer part is but you can get KMC offset links from bikepartsusa.com for 99 cents. I used them one my fixed gear road bike conversion and my roommate's single speed mtb conversion, seem to be holding up fine.
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Converting my Fisher 'Genesis' frame to a SS...

I want to keep it cheap and as 'clean' as possible, so I'm thinking about a half-link from Spicer. To those using them, are they pretty reliable? I'm hoping to use a 32x16, without a tensioner.

Its a cheap experiment anyway, so I'll get one and try it, just wondering if anyone has any reviews.

Also saw a DMN tensioner for $12. Being that cheap, I'm sure its not too great, but if it only had to take up a couple of mms of slack... maybe it would work? Anyone use them?

Finally, anyone know of any 'magic' gear combos that'll work with a Fisher genesis geometry?

Thanks
does your bike have vertical or horizontal drop outs?
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half links usually work... but if it doesnt take out enough slack you can use a tentioner... i have one if youd like it.
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does your bike have vertical or horizontal drop outs?
Vertical, which is why he is asking about halflinks and tensioners...
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well i have horizontal drop outs and i used to have a tentioner.
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well i have horizontal drop outs and i used to have a tentioner.
If you have a P1, you have extremely short (to the point of utter uselessness) track ends, not horizontal dropouts.
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