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Old 07-14-16, 02:43 PM
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Steel Hybrid 1x9 Conversion

Bought a used Jamis 2010 Coda Elite for around $350 a year ago, finally got around to converting it to a 1x9 for $250 as I never use anything but the big 48t ring up front. I ride primarily around NYC where there are some hills but not many. My rear cassette is 11-32, I kept that stock. There are not many 48T narrow wide chain drop resistant chainrings so that is a SRAM X-Sync 48T chainring up front. Had to convert from the stock 4 bolt crank to a 5 bolt crankset so threw on a Fuji Oval 730 crank as it was on sale. Overall shaved off a few pounds and created slightly better aerodynamics. Rides great! Been on a couple quick 15 mile rides and haven't skipped a beat. I hadn't used the small ring ever and the middle ring only by accident the last couple years.

Only other things that are not stock is a new Easton seatpost, lighter pedals, 28mm Panaracer tires, and new grips. Came with a Deore XT rear derailleur and Avid BB7 discs so felt no need to upgrade those components. That's it! Cheers!





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Old 07-16-16, 07:03 AM
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The simplicity of a 1-by set is appealing. I bet compared to a double or triple, you may have sacrificed a little range but not very many effective gears. And if you're not doing a lot of climbing, you have all the gears you need.
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I'm a fan of hybrids with a 1x9 drivetrain! This is a Trek Multitrack with 34 x 11-28 gearing. I'm fortunate that there are no real hills where I ride. If I broaden my riding horizons I'll switch to a double but I don't see ever going back to a triple.

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That's a beauty for sure.
I usually don't change from the 38 tooth front gear on my bike , the 28 and 48 could go missing and I might not notice....
The 8 speed 11x34 setup is just right for me lately.
We have some pretty intense hills where I ride and I still don't use the 28 front.
I imagine the bike flies anyway , it sure looks pretty .
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The simplicity of a 1-by set is appealing. I bet compared to a double or triple, you may have sacrificed a little range but not very many effective gears. And if you're not doing a lot of climbing, you have all the gears you need.
Definitely. I like the sleek look but also the simplicity. Have done multiple rides in the city since the conversion including some of the hills there and never missed having another chainring up front


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That's a beauty for sure.
I usually don't change from the 38 tooth front gear on my bike , the 28 and 48 could go missing and I might not notice....
The 8 speed 11x34 setup is just right for me lately.
We have some pretty intense hills where I ride and I still don't use the 28 front.
I imagine the bike flies anyway , it sure looks pretty .
Mick

Thanks I love the bike's looks. I always wanted an all gray, black or chrome steel hybrid but when I saw the craigslist ad for a Coda Elite I thought it was too good a deal to pass up. The combo of white and black has grown on me considerably since! bike is pretty fast for a Hybrid though would be nice to lose 2 more pounds or so. Maybe a new wheelset down the road can get me there.
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Old 07-20-16, 09:11 PM
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woah what a build, nice hybrid bike. would love something like this! thanks for posting , given me some ideas for sure!
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Well done. As long as the gearing works for you that is what counts!
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Nice looking bike.

My front gear of choice has always been a 42t if I had to go with a single gear it would be the 42t but I love my triple. You are getting about an 8-10GI jump with each shift and for most casual riding that’s enough. I stuck a 45t next to my 42t on the outer ring and it is virtually the same gear but gives me half steps. The big advantage for me is a straighter line on the tall gears with an outer ring. I can really feel the difference.

You said you don’t use those gears much if at all so you have made a really simple solution for where you live and the hills you have. Nice job.
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