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Old 04-29-07, 10:12 AM
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SS Conversion

I really want to convert my only mtb in to single speed form, for its sheer simplicity/ enjoyment.

But i paid good money for this setup, and its my only mtb.If i where able to sell off the parts that come off, it might be justified, but right now its very iffy.

I have converted a free hub before, and its pretty easy, (with the right spacers).I use it mainly for XC riding.

Any one here convert to ss and then go back?

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Old 04-29-07, 10:36 AM
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I would just do the conversion, using the same cranks, and the derailleur as a tensioner. Then if you change your mind, it's just a matter of cables and housing-plus, all you have to buy is some short stack chainring bolts, a cog, and some spacers. Hope this helps..
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i just got my SS, first mtb and am making it geared in the back. It's usefull and simple if u don't go on varying terrain. If u have the power to push the gears up the hill without blowing out your kneses go for it.
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Old 04-30-07, 09:16 AM
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It's easy to convert back - just reinstall all the parts you took off. Easy-peasy!
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Or locate an older used bike and convert that.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
Or locate an older used bike and convert that.
Thats what im thinking now...
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