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    New question here. Convert Chris King Classic to SS?

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    I just had disc tabs added to my Ibis SIlk Ti and now I have a good set of chris king rim brake wheels. I was thinking of putting the wheelset on my single speed. Currently I am running a paul word on the rear - should I just stick with that. It works fine. If CK would be a better option...What is the best way to convert the rear wheel to SS? Will a king cog fit on it? Does CK have conversion kit?

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    The King classic hub cannot be converted to a true single speed hub. What you could do is purchase 7 7spd spaces, a King Kog and run it this way. If you needed bolt-on you could up-grade the axle as well. For all this you might be looking at $100 or so. You can also up-grade your hub shell to run discs. If you know a shop that has the hub tool, or if you have it, you can purchase a new hub shell, pull all of your parts out and swap the shells. This is about $80 or so.

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    Hi,

    I just had disc tabs added to my Ibis SIlk Ti and now I have a good set of chris king rim brake wheels. I was thinking of putting the wheelset on my single speed. Currently I am running a paul word on the rear - should I just stick with that. It works fine. If CK would be a better option...What is the best way to convert the rear wheel to SS? Will a king cog fit on it? Does CK have conversion kit?

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    I would spend the money on a Eno White Industries Freewheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude!
    What is the best way to convert the rear wheel to SS? Will a king cog fit on it? Does CK have conversion kit?
    for your king hub, a king or endless cog would be great, then a bunch of cassette spacers, end cap and lockring.

    i'd give marshall at endless bike co. if he has you endless cog in stock, order it and add a few cassette spacers with your order.

    head to your lbs and order a cassette lockring and end cap thru wheels manufacturing.

    cool thing with running a cassette hub om a ss...easily adjustable chainline.

    cheers and nice bike!!!

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    Any standard hub can be SS'ed with a cog & spacers, just make sure you use a wide base cog if you have the Aluminium freehub body (Surly, King, Endless & Boone make them). Here's ny King ISO hub with an Endless Bike cog:
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/516/234259Stickel_CK_endless.jpg">

    If you have a Classic hub, you'll need to convert it to disc with one of <a href="https://www.firstprinciples.ca/products.html">these</a>, or get King to replace the hubshell - but you're probably better off getting a new hub. If you have a Universal hub, just buy the disc adapter. If you have the ISO disc hub, well, you'er ready to go!

    Paul's hub with a White Ind. ENO freewheel would be a good route too.

    Cheers,

    Tom
    Last edited by itsdoable; 06-27-2005 at 07:52 AM.

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    Somebody did it very cleanly....(not my bike, but very nice)
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    ...spaced out...

    really nice - looks like one of them Pink bikes from Hollywood
    ...BOONE spacer KIT... one of the nicest out there...!

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