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converting to fg/ss

Old 09-19-08, 05:34 PM
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converting to fg/ss

Hey helpful members of BF,

Initially, I considered getting an assembled bike such as a Langster, Pista, Madison, Capo, or even a Windsor Hour or Kilo TT...but after reading about some owners replacing various components, I thought an alternative for me would be to look for an affordable entry level road bike from my local craigslist and do a conversion - something like




So to help me decide if this is worthwhile, can anyone tell me what parts would I need to change/swap?

I figure the derailleurs and the cassette would be removed. I read that a new cog is needed. Would this work?-- here?

With regards to the crank, chain-ring, and bottom bracket, could I keep the existing crank, one of the chain-rings, and bb, or would I need to get new parts?

Lastly, could I keep the existing wheel-set? Would the rear wheel hub need to be replaced?

Thanks again for the help. BikeForums has the best members!

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Old 09-19-08, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by browniecharles View Post
Hey helpful members of BF,
Is this a joke?
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Old 09-19-08, 05:47 PM
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You would probably need to replace the rear wheel with one that has an ENO eccentric hub ($$$) or some kind of eccentric bottom bracket since modern road bikes have have no way to adjust chain tension. You might be able to do OK on the money by ebaying the gear/shifting components, but you'd probably do best with an older road bike with horizontal dropouts or a bike designed for singlespeed.
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Thanks for the clarification. This special hub seems to be what you're referring to. I'll look into it now.
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