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    Friction and noise from singulator

    I have just set up the drive train on my single speed conversion with a forte singulator and the thing is super loud. The chain is setup correctly and the tention seems ok. Am I going to hear this when I ride? Should I try to find the magic chain length with half links? Also is the friction noticable, has anyone noticed a difference once the ditch the singulator. Thanks Stephan

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    Ditch the Singleator and buy a Rennen.
    It's a little more spendy, but once you put it on and adjust it, you'll never have to think about it again.
    It doesn't use a cog-like wheel that makes noise, just a nice soft plastic wheel with a chain groove in the middle. Silence is Golden
    Lenny

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    My 'old style' Surly Singleator is reasonably smooth and quiet. If it weren't, I'd be looking at the Rennen or Rohlen as well. Magic gearing is better if you can make it work, but has its own set of probs. For one thing, you've got much less slop to allow for chain wear, so you'd probably be having to replace the chain more frequently.

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