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    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.
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    If it were me, I'd avoid the alloy cog and go with a Surly

    Other than that you should be good to go.
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    so thats all i need and everything will work fine. Why go with a surly?
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    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?
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    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?
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    Please use a fixed tensioner instead of a spring mounted one. A fixed one is better in every way.

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    oh. i thought that one was fixed...what would you reccomend from pricepoint.com
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    thanks..did you take a look at the spacer kit and the cog...will that all work fine for me on my 09 rival?
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    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.

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    awesome maybe ill get the 16 18 and 20...its only 11 dollars! but is that spacer kit i picked out fine?
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    The kit I gave the link for comes with spacers, so it'll save you $30.

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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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    how would you be able to give them to me? ship them?
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    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?
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    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

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    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!?
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    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.

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    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..
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    Word.

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    disc breaks dont cause a problem when converting do they?
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