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Removing a chainring and a front Deraileur 10 to 5 speed conversion

Old 06-04-17, 08:53 AM
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Removing a chainring and a front Deraileur 10 to 5 speed conversion

Hi all,

I am in the process of converting a 10 speed road bike to a five speed by removing the larger chainring and taking out the front deraileur and shifter .

2 questions if anyone can help

Will the bike be safe in so far as the chain wont slip off the front ring now that it wont have the support of a deraileur or outer ring ? or will the rear deraileurs tension be enough to keep it on ? I forsee it being used only around the city and at lowish speeds.

Should I remove a few chain links now that the chain doesnt need as much capacity as before ?

Thanks again ,

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Old bike chain rings dont have the latest rapid shifting features, that make the latest chains so eager to shift..
So it will be kind of like single speed chainrings..

But as a single ring the chain line will not be best, that is a line thru the gap between the 2 on the crank,center line
like the 3rd cog of 5.

Should you take initiative on your own, ?? you decide..
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