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Old 06-10-07, 05:21 PM
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3 speed cassette

Any one know if it possible to buy or convert an exsiting rear wheel cassette in to 3 speed, and if so how do I go about it?

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Old 06-10-07, 05:30 PM
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Not sure why, but screw in the limit screws if you only want 3 speeds?
Else get a bunch of spacers to replace the cogs you want to remove and then do the above.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:33 PM
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Ok thanks for that, just wanted to check if it was actually possible. Am I correct in thinking you can get the spacers from any bike shop?

Also is it a fairly striaght forward job or is it something I will regret getting into?
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Originally Posted by skeates
Also is it a fairly striaght forward job or is it something I will regret getting into?
Both.
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Old 06-10-07, 08:31 PM
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Is this for some weird triple front, triple rear "singlespeed" set-up?
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Old 06-11-07, 02:05 AM
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I was thinking of building a single speed bike, and was talking with my girlfriend. We came to the conclusion that when ever any of us cycle in the city we only ever use 3 gears, so thought I would try make a single front and 3 back.

As for it making sense I don't really know, but thought it would be worth a try and something to keep me busy.
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I'd just screw in the limit screws. IF you find you actually need the other gears, a minute or 2 with a screw driver and you're back in business.
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Old 06-11-07, 06:24 AM
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Get a wheel with a 3 speed internally geared hub in it??
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Use three Surly single speed cogs side by side and spacers to replace the missing cogs. No spacers are needed between the cogs.
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Old 06-11-07, 07:39 AM
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This may be beside the point, but I'm wondering what you gain by making this switch. A couple grams? You still have derailleurs (you need something on the front to keep the chain from derailing on bumps), and have lost one chainring and 4-7 rear cogs. An interesting project if you like to tinker, but I don't think it will make your life any easier as far as maintenance or weight.
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