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    Use 8 sp cassette for SS

    I was running an 8 ring cassette until the other day when I broke the RD.
    Is there any reason why I cant use the cassette and just remove the der and tune the chain for SS

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    Your biggest issue lies with getting enough chain tension for the application; does your frame have vertical, horizontal, or sliding drops?

    If it's a vertical drop frame, you might be able to find a magic ratio, but it takes a lot of of trial and error and adding/removing chain links.

    Otherwise you'd have to get a derailleur style tensioner, and if your bb doesn't have ISCG tabs, you could use a bb style tensioner as well; yess products makes either of these.

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    Its a Horizontal drop out, which is why I initially didn't see it as an issue.

    and what are ISCG tabs?
    Last edited by LandoCommando; 03-30-2009 at 11:28 AM.

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    Chain guide tabs on the bb, but no worries since you have horizontals.

    Have at it dude!

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    The cassette cogs have ramps on it to help shifting. If you hammer on it hard, you may drop the chain. I did it twice this last week. Banged my knee hard the first time and tweaked my shoulder the second time. I ordered a 13t singlespeed cog after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    The cassette cogs have ramps on it to help shifting. If you hammer on it hard, you may drop the chain. I did it twice this last week. Banged my knee hard the first time and tweaked my shoulder the second time. I ordered a 13t singlespeed cog after that.
    This is only for testing purposes since I just broke my RD and was wondering what all the SS hubbub was about. If I liked it I would eventual just get one cog. If I dont Ill just get a new x.9

    Side Note:Is 34x20 a good ratio for 26ers for street and DJ exclusively

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandoCommando
    This is only for testing purposes since I just broke my RD and was wondering what all the SS hubbub was about. If I liked it I would eventual just get one cog. If I dont Ill just get a new x.9

    Side Note:Is 34x20 a good ratio for 26ers for street and DJ exclusively
    I'd start with a 16t out back and work up from there.

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    34x20 is way light. You'll spin out like crazy and not go anywhere.

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