Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: Will This Work?

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79

    Will This Work?

    I went on PricePoint.com and picked out 3 parts for my single speed project...can you guys help me out by telling me if this is all i need and if it will even work. My bike is a 2009 norco rival.

    Tensioner - http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/141...-Tensioner.htm

    20 tooth cog - http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...0&style_id=065 Q2PPC9

    Cog Spacers - http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...3&style_id=065 RENSC6

    I have never worked on a mountain bike before so this is all new to me...i just need to know if this is all i need to convert and if all these parts will work with my 09 rival thanks alot.
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  2. #2
    human dehumidifier
    Reputation: wv_bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,059
    If it were me, I'd avoid the alloy cog and go with a Surly

    Other than that you should be good to go.
    When you get older, much of your hate comes from knowledge and experience, which is why really old people hate everyone

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    so thats all i need and everything will work fine. Why go with a surly?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  4. #4
    human dehumidifier
    Reputation: wv_bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,059
    The surly is steel so it will wear less.

    so thats all i need and everything will work fine
    I make no guarantees

    Have you got a chain ring already?
    When you get older, much of your hate comes from knowledge and experience, which is why really old people hate everyone

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    Cant i just use my old chain ring?

    in the description of the tensioner i have picked out it says

    " Improved for 2005 the new DMR Tension Seeker 2 is completely revised and is designed for cross-country applications. The main difference is a new rigid frame mount that fits any frame with a normal dropout and a new spline drive spring system. Features double sealed pivot bearing and alloy pulley with sealed cartridge bearing with a tough anodized finish."

    does that mean it wont be good for trail riding / dirt jumping?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    Please use a fixed tensioner instead of a spring mounted one. A fixed one is better in every way.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    oh. i thought that one was fixed...what would you reccomend from pricepoint.com
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    thanks..did you take a look at the spacer kit and the cog...will that all work fine for me on my 09 rival?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    I think 20t will be too low a gear for you. I'd suggest this instead:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/167...ersion-Kit.htm

    It comes with both a 16t and an 18t so you can experiment.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    awesome maybe ill get the 16 18 and 20...its only 11 dollars! but is that spacer kit i picked out fine?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    The kit I gave the link for comes with spacers, so it'll save you $30.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    last question that kit only comes with the 3 spacers is that enough? and should i get the single speed chain for 5 bucks

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...3&style_id=070 KMCZ46&detailName=KMC Z410 Single Speed Chain&dept_id=&deptName=&sub_id=&subName=&lprice=5.98&hprice=5.98
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  14. #14
    human dehumidifier
    Reputation: wv_bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,059
    Quote Originally Posted by kylebooth
    last question that kit only comes with the 3 spacers is that enough?
    Actually that's two spacers and a lockring. I bought one of those kind of spacers, and coudn't get the chainline right. I'd be happy to give them to you but they probably won't work for you either. I used a rockwerks (IIRC) spacer kit I got off ebay - $10 including shipping IIRC.
    When you get older, much of your hate comes from knowledge and experience, which is why really old people hate everyone

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    Yes, they're enough 95% of the time.

    No, skip the single speed chain and just shorten your existing one if it isn't worn. If need a new chain, I recommend the SRAM PC-870.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    how would you be able to give them to me? ship them?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    ok thanks alot for the help...i appreciate it. sorry for all the questions...i hope the spacers will be enough this is what i have in my shopping cart

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...0&style_id=065 Q2PPC9

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...4&style_id=075 RENRL6

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...7&style_id=065 SETSC7

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/149...peed-Chain.htm

    what do ya think?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    I would hold off on the 20t cog. If the 18t is too hard, then spend the money.

    Don't buy a 1/8" chain. They're heavy, annoying, and don't work as well as a 3/32" chain. If you need a new chain, then buy this:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/170...rlink-2008.htm

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    ok thanks alot! i will do that...the only thing im worried about is the spacers....but iam sure you know what your talking about! i will order the stuff today..do you want to see my bike when its done!?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    If the included spacers don't work, you can always build your own from PVC. There's no reason to spend a lot of money converting a bike to single speed. If you try it and like it, then you can start looking at buying nicer bits.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    ok ...so ill just get the 2 cog and spacer kit for 11 bucks and the tensioner you recommended for 50 bucks and use my old chain! thats the cheapest way to go..
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    Word.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kylebooth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    79
    disc breaks dont cause a problem when converting do they?
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    No.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •