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    Forte Single Speed conversion kit + Raceface singlespeed 9/10 compatible crankset....

    Hey All,

    I recently picked up a Raceface single speed crankset which says its 9/10 speed compatible. (Race Face Ride Single Speed Crankset > Components > Drivetrain > Cranksets | Jenson USA)

    Eventually I want to go 1x10, but for now I want to try singlespeed - I was thinking of getting the "Forte singlespeed conversion kit" but, it says its only compatible with a singlespeed or 8speed chain... (Forté Single-Speed Conversion Kit -)


    With this combination, what chain should I run? I'm hoping to do this on the cheap, in case I end up not liking single speed...

    Would this chain work? Black Single Speed Fixie Bicycle Chain YBN 1 2x1 8" 112 Schwinn Cruiser Bike BMX | eBay

    can you recommend a cheap, black, compatible chain?


    Do I need to worry about a single speed chain/8 speed chaing prematurely wearing out a 9/10 speed compatible chainring?

    Thanks!
    Shyam

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    I've been running a RaceFace Narrow/Wide chainring with a Sram 950 chain and a ACS 8 speed freewheel. I haven't run into any problems myself. I'm more worried about an 8 speed chain messing up the aluminum chainring than a 9 speed chain messing up a steel freewheel. My $.02.


    Also, that is a bmx style chain you have linked to. Buy a Sram 8 or 9 speed.
    SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain > Components > Drivetrain > Chains | Jenson USA It isn't black, but that should be your least concern on dialing in your drivetrain.

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    Thanks!

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