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    Senior Member smurray's Avatar
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    Convert Panasonic DX-3000 to SS

    I have a mid '80s Panasonic DX-3000 road bike. I'm contemplating converting it to a SS, but only if it could easily be converted back. I'm in the process of building a SS, but that will take me a few months. In the mean time is rather use the Panasonic as a SS than a geared bike. I'm not sure if mine is an '86 or not, but the components seems to be the same as those listed below.

    http://panasonicbikemuseum.info/archives/424

    Basically I'm wondering how hard it would be to convert, and what components I'd need to buy to accomplish the conversion.

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    yes, it can be converted and you probably wont even need to remove the crank. If you want to keep it cheap and simple you can just get a new chain and keep the ride with one gear on your freewheel or get a new chain and ss freewheel.

    Are you comfortable working on your bike? If so, this will be easy.
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