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Post  Craig on 2007-01-17, 03:13

Guys,

I am building up a new frame and transferring quite a lot of kit from my old frame to the new one. I'll be left with the old frame and a few bits. I am considering an SS conversion. What do I need to know? I'll take a look at CRC for the drivetrain bits. I assume I can get some sort of chain tensioner and there's a rear cassette replacement part. What ratio's should I be looking at?
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Re: SS Build

Post  Jase on 2007-01-17, 08:44

Fantastic, right here goes.

All you need to know is:

1) its cheap

2) cleaning post ride is faster

3) its not as hard as you imagine its gonna be.

2:1 ratio (e.g. 32:16) should be ok unless your normal route includes loads of massive hills.

Use any old chainset and just remove the inner and outer rings and keep the middle which will prob be 32t.

Remove the cassette and replace with a cog and spacer set as you mentioned. Some people use piping cut to size instead of the spacers to save .

Any old chain will do.

Unless your frame/chainset results in a magic length you'll need a chain tensioner.

This is the spacer/cog/tensioner set: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=10009

However, others are available (on-one/surly) so shop around.

Don't forget to tape your thumbs to the bars on your first ride to prevent you trying to change gear Laughing
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