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    Which shop has a good selection of single speed parts?

    I'm converting my 29er to a single speed and I need a 32t chain ring and a set of single ring chain ring bolts. Any recommendations on a shop with a good selection of single speed parts?

    (I've got everything else I need.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyMonkey
    I'm converting my 29er to a single speed and I need a 32t chain ring and a set of single ring chain ring bolts. Any recommendations on a shop with a good selection of single speed parts?

    (I've got everything else I need.)
    Pretty much any LBS will have the bolts (just ask for BMX bolts). I can't comment on the chain ring, as I was not aware there were SS-specific chain rings.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    SS chain rings are not ramped... I could probably get by with the one I have.

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    I've been SS on a non SS chain ring for ever with no issues. Most middle chain rings are 32t standard anyway. When I built my SS I just used what I had, 12 months later and over a 1000 miles and still going strong.

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    Most shops should have what you need, however a couple of recommendations...

    Do not get aluminum BMX chainring bolts - get the steel cheap ones. Less creaking and way less chance of breaking one, especially with the 4 bolt cranks

    Also, get a SS specific chainring - especially if you are using a chain tensioner like a surly or whatever. The teeth are longer and will hold the chain better than a geared ring. Recommendation is the regular old Salsa non-ramped chainring - 20 bucks, pretty much last forever (I get about 2 years out of them) and are strong. Swiss American, Slippery pig, and Rage should all have the ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyMonkey
    I'm converting my 29er to a single speed and I need a 32t chain ring and a set of single ring chain ring bolts. Any recommendations on a shop with a good selection of single speed parts?

    (I've got everything else I need.)
    The Pig. If you are coming out for the night ride you can call them and ask Eric to bring them out to the park.

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