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    cheap conversion kits?

    I have started my single speed project using my 10 year old hardtail. My goal was to do it as cheap as possible as soon as possible. I bought a new crank set off Ebay for $14 (my old crank was destroyed). I was going to buy the Nashbar conversion kit $19 that includes spacers, 3 cogs and a tensioner.

    I went to buy it today and the price was raised to $29.

    Does anyone know if this item goes on sale often?

    Is there another cheap single speed kit like the one in the link below from another store?

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    I went to buy it today and the price was raised to $29.
    Yeah that happened to me today too... what a burn.

    It's been in my cart for about two weeks now.

    $10 isn't that big of a difference though, considering my family's paying double that every visit to the gas station

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    An old rear derail, spacers, and an old cogset are free if if you have them lying around. A shop probably has old cassetes/Derails in a junk bin and may charge a few bucks for the spacers.
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    Cheap Shimano DX cogs and PVC spacers.

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    I went to buy that kit when it first came out in the Nashbar catalog, and they didn't even have it in stock.

    $29 still sounds like a pretty good deal for what you get, IMO.

    Jim

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    I am looking for the same thing

    The nashbar product looks like
    http://www.misfitpsycles.com who also has a ebay store.

    Has any one tried their conversion kits?

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    16T&18T Cogs, 14&19mm Spcrs, W/Lockring

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...rsion+Kit.aspx

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    no conversion kit

    Dude, you may not even need a conversion kit. If you have time and patience on your hands, you can probably find a ratio and chain length that will give you perfect tension-yes, even with vert dropouts-without all the hassle and expense of a tensioner. plus, it looks so much cleaner. If you're having problems with that, try a half link.

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    it works

    I bought the nashbar conversion kit to breed new life into my friends old bike.
    It works fine and has taken some beatings on long rides. Is their 10% off code finished?
    W204 - think it finishes mid month.
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    9 speed chain won't work

    I got one at $19 and pretty sweet for the cash.

    One problem is that the cogs they give you don't work with 9 speed chains. So I took a 16T off an old cassette and used that. Work great.

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