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    ^ Hmm, I wonder if Anything Cage eyelets are possible. Anyway, no hurry for me as the local Salsa seller went bust recently, and I'm recovering very slowly from a broken collarbone so no riding off-road for a while yet - and definitely no crashing!

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    Question: Will a SS El Mariachi be convertible to geared? I am dabbling with SS now, only using one gear on my geared bikes. I don't know what it was about SS, but I rode the hilly 9 miles to work this am, and it wasn't any worse than my usual geared ride. But I always worry about the "omg what if" situations.

    Would it "really" require a new hub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    Question: Will a SS El Mariachi be convertible to geared? I am dabbling with SS now, only using one gear on my geared bikes. I don't know what it was about SS, but I rode the hilly 9 miles to work this am, and it wasn't any worse than my usual geared ride. But I always worry about the "omg what if" situations.

    Would it "really" require a new hub?
    The El Mar SS is truly a single speed build. There are no cable guides for gears and the OE rear hub is an SS specific hub. To run gears you need to get the hub situation squared away and then you also need to purchase a drive side alternator plate with the derailleur hanger.

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    Thank you for the reply. The drive side alternator plate wouldn't be expensive or difficult I'm assuming. And I could use carbon fiber zipties for the cable guides, right? What makes the hub SS specific?

    Maybe I'll go geared first, then I can just take off the derailleur, and fix the chain?
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