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    Niner One9 ss

    I was wondering if it is possible to put gears on niner One9 ss?

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    Of course.

    But your options are all fairly unconventional.

    Do you already have the frame?

    Can you give us a little context?
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    yeah it is a built up already and i am looking at buying it but i would want to put a cassette in the rear and i wanted to know if that is possible
    here is a link to the bike
    Niner One9 ss

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    I'd skip it. There's not going to be a straightforward way to put a rear derailleur on it.

    For $1500, it shouldn't take too long for a nice geared bike to show up on Craig's List. That's also going to be bikes that people sell through their shops on consignment, and some pretty nice '13 hardtails that are being sold new on clearance. So, make some phone calls.

    If you're using price brackets to search faster, set your lower one to $500 or $600. You'd be surprised what people list their high-end, late-model hardtails for if they haven't been riding them.

    Since you're willing to spend a reasonable amount of money, you should be able to find a nice bike without too much difficulty. Just look for one that is already set up pretty much how you want it.
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