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    gears on a steelhead?

    until i can switch it over, can i put a deraileur on a 2005 steelhead? im eventually gonna run SS, prolly w/ a 2:1 ratio, but al i have now is a geared setup to put on the frame
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    Yes you can.
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    ok because the frame up at the shop doesnt have a deraileur hanger so i didnt know if you could put one on.
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    Oh it doesn't? Hmm, it's supposed to . . .
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    looks just like this but no hanger...it looks like there holes for it on the dropouts so ill prolly just order one http://www.azonicusa.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=191
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    That's the 06, but the 05 was just like the 06 w/o the decals.
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    umm i have an 05 steelhead and it has a hanger on it. its the silver piece on the back of the bike. its and integrated piece. you have one

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    Why not just start single speed? Take apart a couple cassettes to get spacers, order a DX/Novatech cog, and call it done. If you are currently using QR and not using hubs with a proprietary axle, add a Wheels Mfg Axle-20. $20 tops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    If you are currently using QR and not using hubs with a proprietary axle, add a Wheels Mfg Axle-20. $20 tops.

    soi dont have to switch new hubs? sweet.
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    Yup. If your axle is threaded all the way across, you can just swap out a bolt on axle. Any decent shop can help you. I've been using some single speed spaced 8 speeds hubs from I think a Specialized for several years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    Yup. If your axle is threaded all the way across, you can just swap out a bolt on axle. Any decent shop can help you. I've been using some single speed spaced 8 speeds hubs from I think a Specialized for several years now.

    i work at a shop so we can do it, ive never had to do it before tho. the other mechanic can do it tho so it should be good. im just switching out the wheelset from my 06 hardrock sport, so im still not sure if itll work...i may just get some doubletracks w/ a bolt on rear..
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    Specialized's website says you have this hub.

    Joy-Tech, cassette, 36h, ground race double sealed loose ball w/ alloy QR

    The loose ball part tells me that it will be a fairly easy axle swap. Just make sure that you use a true 10mm x 1mm. A 9.5mm x 1mm axle may seem like it will work, but the excess play will ruin your cones/locknuts/axle nuts. I found out the hard way.
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    ya you will need a solid axle that is 9mm by like 190-200mm very easy for any worth while lbs to do

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    Um, the front is 9mm. The back is 10mm.

    I personally like to replace the front with 10mm as well, but that requires replacing the cones and locking nuts as well.

    I then use Primo Jewels all around. Best 10mm axle nuts ever!
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