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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?

    Thanks

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gbike
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    does your bike have vertical or horizontal drop outs?
    Vertical, which is why he is asking about halflinks and tensioners...
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    well i have horizontal drop outs and i used to have a tentioner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    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.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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