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  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005

    Need Help turing my HardRock into SS.

    I have a Steel 2003 Hard Rock, the parts are pretty much junk but I love the frame. I have made the decision to try and turn it into a SS after my Derailler recently broke.. Question is can I do it and what would be the most efficient way to do it? Are there any kits I could buy and plug in?

    Thanks in advance.

    See link to Bike.

    FRAME Cr-Mo mainframe, double-butted and manipulated downtube, forged dropouts with eyelets


    FORK RST Capa CL, 80mm travel, steel steerer

    HEADSET Threadless 1 1/8" sealed loose ball with alloy cap

    STEM Alloy, 25 degree rise

    HANDLEBARS Steel, 40mm rise, 9 degree sweep

    TAPE / GRIPS Specialized Kraton "Revo"

    FRONT BRAKE Tektro linear pull, stainless steel pipe

    REAR BRAKE Tektro linear pull, stainless steel pipe

    BRAKE LEVERS Tektro TS 327, alloy, "Revo" compatible

    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano C-051, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull

    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus

    SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Revo RS-41, twist shift

    FREEWHEEL Shimano MF-HG37, 7 speed, 14x28t freewheel

    CHAIN Shimano IG-31

    CRANKSET Shimano FCC-051

    CHAINRINGS Shimano 48sx38sx28s

    BOTTOM BRACKET square taper, 68mm shell, 113mm spindle, sealed cartridge

    PEDALS Dual sided, composite, clip compatible, w/reflector

    RIMS Alex Z-1000 , 26"x1.5", ground side wall, black

    FRONT HUB Joy-Tech, 32 hole, ground race double sealed loose ball

    REAR HUB Joy-Tech, 32 hole, double sealed loose ball

    SPOKES 14g stainless steel, brass nipples (Front: L266/R266 Rear: L265/R264)

    FRONT TIRE Specialized Ground Control, 26"x1.95", wire bead

    REAR TIRE Specialized Ground Control, 26"x1.95", wire bead

    TUBES Specialized Schraeder valve

    SADDLE Specialized Sport ATB

    SEAT POST Alloy 30.4mmx300/350mm, micro adjust

    SEAT BINDER Cr-Mo socket head binder bolt

    NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual

  2. #2
    you go ahead
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Take my advice with a grain of salt... I'm not a true SSer yet (almost done building a frame up at the moment).

    1) I don't know your crankset, but if it's three peice, then take off the small and inner chainrings. I think you can buy shorter bolts to accomodate this or you can buy a bashring to replace the big ring.
    2) Take off all of your shifters and derailleurs.
    3) Remove rear wheel.
    3) Take off the casset and pick out the appropriate cog that you'll be running. Maybe start out with 16T cog, assuming your middle ring is 32T.
    4) Get some more casset spacers from your shop or from another casset.
    5) Slip these on and allign the cog and the chainring with the spacers.
    6) Buy a chain tensioner like the Soulcraft or Singleator and use it to tension your chain.
    7) Go to the Singlespeed FAQ page to double check all of this.
    It's at the top right of this page.

    Have fun

    You can also buy lots of parts to make your SS work better, but this is the cheapest way. walks you through the process of buying these things. Easy but a little too pricey.

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