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    rockhopper to SS to urban/comfort... ???

    i accidentally posted this in the SS section...

    i have an older rockhopper that i unsuccessfully converted to a SS, by that i mean i could never get the chain lined up right and it was always popping off...

    anyhow now that my daughter is getting to the age were she can go on bike rides too ive been thinking about buying a urban comfort type bike (i like the look of the Giant Roam 1).

    i started thinking, why cant i convert my rockhopper?

    is it possible to make it a bullet proof family cruiser?

    i would like to add disk brakes, and possibly a internally geared hub...

    anyhow just looking for some help.

    thanks

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    ? SS ? Just keep it geared pop on a set of fresh 2.0+ Slicks and enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black
    ? SS ? Just keep it geared pop on a set of fresh 2.0+ Slicks and enjoy!
    SS = single speed.

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    Sure you could make a bulletproof family cruiser out of the rockhopper. But what did you use to get the chainline correct? If you used the spacers that come with a kit you should be able to find the correct combo for the straight chainline.

    Converting you bike to disk brakes is going to require new hubs so you can get the disc brake hubs. Your fork should probably accept them. Here is on internally geared rear hub on JensonUSA:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...b.aspx?sc=FRGL

    There will be costs for the new hub, wheel build, and new disc brakes. The hub and the brakes will be the biggest costs associated with it.

    Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by DParks
    Sure you could make a bulletproof family cruiser out of the rockhopper. But what did you use to get the chainline correct? If you used the spacers that come with a kit you should be able to find the correct combo for the straight chainline.

    Converting you bike to disk brakes is going to require new hubs so you can get the disc brake hubs. Your fork should probably accept them. Here is on internally geared rear hub on JensonUSA:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...b.aspx?sc=FRGL

    There will be costs for the new hub, wheel build, and new disc brakes. The hub and the brakes will be the biggest costs associated with it.

    Good Luck

    wow, thats some expensive gear. the msrp on the Giant bike is $600

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.parker
    SS = single speed.
    Duh!!! I was just wondering why SS..... Gears are ok.
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