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  1. #1
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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?
    your moma's so ugly, one time she looked out of the window and got arrested for mooning

  2. #2
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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.
    Slowly slipping to retrogrouchyness

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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.


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    I am looking for the same thing

    The nashbar product looks like 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
    old fart cyclist

  8. #8
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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.

  9. #9
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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.
    .....spreading the love

  10. #10
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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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