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Single speed conversion

Post  bferrey on 2010-01-19, 06:52

Hello all

I'm planning on converting my 1995 Marin commuting bike to single speed, now that the original drivetrain is completely worn out.

Basically I need to buy a new rear wheel (the old one is worn out), plus single speed sprocket/spacers, chain, new middle ring and chain tensioner.

Does anyone have any advice on which single speed conversion kits are best - there are lots with the sprocket and spacers on Chain Reaction for about 20 and they all look much the same. Likewise, any chain recommendations? I was planning on just getting a SRAM single speed chain.

Ben
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Re: Single speed conversion

Post  Jase on 2010-01-19, 08:43

There is another thread on this subject which may help here: http://cyclonembc.editboard.com/maintenance-bike-tips-f5/singlespeed-conversion-t1458.htm

I used the on-one doofer on an old Kona I converted once and it worked fine.

With regards to a chain, I have always used the 1/8 sized chains on my SS specific bikes, they appear to be bullet proof.

Just check what chain the conversion kit you purchase is compatible with.
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