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    Single speed ?'s

    So i've been riding my Haro Flightline Comp since last summer, and I can say I love the bike (hats off to Haro). My only issue is that while I ride I notice how little I use the front derailleur. Its got a 9-spd rear der. and I believe that will be enough for me, since im only a young gun, and I THINK I can muscle around with only 9-spds. Now, im just wondering what crankset do I get that wont break the bank (XTR, Saint, XX....etc), but that will be decent, that will let me run a 32t or bigger front chain ring only (subject to opinion....please feel free to help me choose the correct chainring size). I know how to work on bikes myself and I can do all the labor, I just need some assistance on picking the cranks, chain tensioner and the bash guard. Input very much appreciated.
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    You might get a better answer if you posted your question in the drivetrain forum

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    I have the same bike and havbe also been thinking of going to a 1x9. Haven't looked into it enough though.

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    Yeah I'm really lost in picking out a crank. I would like something durable and
    light yet unexpensive. So this limits out carbon fiber and ti ti. But I just don't know how you can order a crank arm with only 1 chainring on it.

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    You can use your existing cranks if you want to save a few bucks.

    A 34T sprocket works great for all around use, I also run a 11-26 road cassette in back. If you ride up allot of steep hills a 11-34 gives a good spin.

    For a chain guide the MRP G2 is awesome!!!!

    http://www.spadout.com/b/MRP/chainguide/

    http://www.mrpbike.com/fit_guide.php?section=fit_guide
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    Okay. Do I have to measure out my chain line since I'll be switching to a 1x9 or does the chain guide do that. I would hate the fact that if I'm in low or high on the rear der that it'll cause it to bind up in the guide. Also, does the chain guide come with the correct mounting equipment that'll let me mount it to my bike? I was looking on the website and I got totatly confused on how this mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Wheelz?
    Okay. Do I have to measure out my chain line since I'll be switching to a 1x9 or does the chain guide do that. I would hate the fact that if I'm in low or high on the rear der that it'll cause it to bind up in the guide. Also, does the chain guide come with the correct mounting equipment that'll let me mount it to my bike? I was looking on the website and I got totatly confused on how this mounts.
    You will need to cut the chain to proper length for a single ring.

    The guide will need to be a BB mount dont look at the ISCG those wont work. The chain guides fit a range of front sprockets so be sure to order the correct guide for the gearing.

    You will need the wrench to disassemble the BB to install the guide. The BB secures the guide to the hanger if you look up the mounting instructions it's much easier to understand.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/

    http://www.mrpbike.com/pdfs/G2.pdf

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    So where I work at they sell bikes and bike parts so I can order stuff. So I found that we have a Deore LX crank on sale for like 60 bucks! Should I pick that up and use that as the crank set? And I can order the MRP G2 guide for cheap too so this will make this build alittle more affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Wheelz?
    So where I work at they sell bikes and bike parts so I can order stuff. So I found that we have a Deore LX crank on sale for like 60 bucks! Should I pick that up and use that as the crank set? And I can order the MRP G2 guide for cheap too so this will make this build alittle more affordable.
    That is a good crank set for the price. Tou should replace the drive chain since your going your drive train.
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