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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 06-24-12, 09:05 AM   #1
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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.

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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Old 06-24-12, 09:29 AM   #2
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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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