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    Best way to convert my old Trek HT to a SS

    What's the best way to convert my old Trek HT to a SS? It's not a SS frame, so I'll need something to keep tension on the chain. I know there are a lot of variations on those devices, but which is best?

    Right now the bike is spec'd as follows:

    1997 Trek 8000 Easton frame (last year of the bonded frames I believe)
    8-spd XT drivetrain (shifters, derailleur)
    SRAM 5.0 8-spd cassette (still have the old XT cassette in a box)
    Nuke-Proof hubs + Mavic 517 rims
    Kooka cranks (compact 94mm 5-bolt version) w/Ringle chainrings (22/32/44)
    Avid 7 v-brakes + levers
    Noleen Mega-Air fork (@80mm)
    SRAM PC69 chain
    Kore (Easton) flat bar
    Kore stem

    And what gear/cog ratio should I run? I'm a pretty strong biker, but this will be my first SS bike.

    Thx...Doug

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