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    Fix speed questions

    Have a 95ish trek 870 that I would like to convert to a single speed. Where do I start? (Dumb Question?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsch View Post
    Have a 95ish trek 870 that I would like to convert to a single speed. Where do I start? (Dumb Question?)
    Determine what gear you need.
    This depends on the terrain you ride and how strong you are.

    If the bike is still fully functional with gears, I'd try to ride your terrain not shifting to see what's best for you.

    After that:
    Remove front & rear derrailer, chain, shifters and shiftcables.
    Then put on new cog, chainring, chain and chain tensioner.

    That should do it.


    Edit: sorry, forgot you also need a spacer set for the cog

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    like posted. find what gear you prefer. go ride your trails and don't shift. get the then get a ss speed kit with the gear ratio you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cif View Post
    Then put on new cog, chainring, chain and chain tensioner.
    This basically sums it up. If you have a standard crankset with replacable rings, you can convert it to a single chainring.

    Wolftooth is a good place to start. They aren't the cheapest but make very high quality chainrings and SS cogs.

    There's a few options for chain tensioners. Check out reviews but most of them work well.
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    Everything you need is right at the top of the forum

    http://forums.mtbr.com/singlespeed/s...aq-780004.html

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