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    the giant.
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    Going Singlespeed. what do i need?

    im sick of running gears. it skips around too much. my derailer is falling apart, and i dont feel like spending a lot of money to buy a new one and still have problems. i usually only ride one gear anyways.

    so what do i need to go singlespeed? i know i need a tensioner and the spacers to replace the other gears from the cassette.

    what tensioner would you recommend to me? i ride pretty rough dh trails and dont want something to fall apart on me. i do have a budget, but if its good, i may get it. ive heard good things about the yess tensioner and the paul tensioner. so those are an option.

    plus i get to shed some weight of the shifter and other things i wont need.

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    nothing to see here
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    The yess etr-v is probably one of the better ones. Remove the unwanted chainrings also, but buy some shorter chainring bolts. A dedicated SS cog is also recommended.

    That's about it.

    Then go ride it, take some pics and tell us all about it.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Out spokin'
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    Check the FAQ, upper right on this forum.


    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

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    the giant.
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    im going with the shimano alfine tensioner. it may not be the best, but its better than what i have now for a derailer. and im going with the gusset single speed conversion kit. it comes with 16T and 18T cogs, so i have a choice of gearing.

    ill post up pics when i get it in. it should be nice. im just too sick of skipping gears...

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