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Originally Posted by jignall View Post
I'm converting my trek 520 to a single speed and I want to use the existing mountain crankset I have on it. I have a Shimano Deore LX FC M582 triple. I want to remove the two inner rings and only use the 44t big chainring. However, I noticed that the middle ring is attached to the crankarms with the same chainring bolts as the large ring. If I remove the middle ring will I need new, shorter chaingring bolts in order to secure the large outer ring to the crank arms -- or will the exisiting ones work? Or worse, am I screwed all together and can't remove the inner rings at all?

Here's the link to the model of crankset I have:

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...+m582+Crankset
I would go to the LBS and ask for a set of single-speed (sometimes called "BMX") chain ring bolts. To put the chain in the middle of the cassette, it may be necessary to mount the 44 on the middle position (assuming it clears the chainstay).
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