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    Gusset Single Speed Conversion

    Building my first SS MTB and Just wondering what your opinions are on the Gusset Single Speed Conversion. I'm considering the conversion instead of purchasing a new hub, just for my first SS build. So let me know if they are junk or ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDawg
    Building my first SS MTB and Just wondering what your opinions are on the Gusset Single Speed Conversion. I'm considering the conversion instead of purchasing a new hub, just for my first SS build. So let me know if they are junk or ok.
    They're nice, clean and easy. If you don't feel like gathering up the stuff yourself, this is a good way to go. Just make sure that you don't have an aluminum freehub body or the skinny steel cog will gouge the splines.
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    You will do just fine

    I ordered a similar conversion kit three years ago. It was awesome, and let me try singlespeed without a huge outlay of cash. The warning about the aluminum freehub body is accurate though, as I have done a little damage to the body of one of my hubs.

    Enjoy!

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    I just used a bunch of spacers and the cog fo my choice. works great for me. And cheap!
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    Gusset

    Had one...worked well.

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    They rock for us nooobies.......

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    Nice and clean and you should be able to use most any other cog with it. Takes a lot of the headache out of your drivetrain portion of your build.
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    Runnin' one on my conversion...

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    I use one on my 96 Trek 7000 and love it. Chain alignment is perfect with stock cranks/bottom bracket. Nice and clean. Installs in a snap too. Highly recommend it. Got mine a www.pricepoint.com for something like $20.

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    What is a good replacement cog for the stock Gusset cogs?

    Will the Boone Ti Cogs work with this kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet_Corn
    I ordered a similar conversion kit three years ago. It was awesome, and let me try singlespeed without a huge outlay of cash. The warning about the aluminum freehub body is accurate though, as I have done a little damage to the body of one of my hubs.

    Enjoy!

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    the Novatec and/or Shimano DX cogs.

    i got a Gusset and wasn't a big fan. i like the adjustability from using spacers.

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    Thanks for the feedback - I think I will have to give the gusset SS conversion and the whole SingleSpeed thing a try.
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    i like mine

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDawg
    Building my first SS MTB and Just wondering what your opinions are on the Gusset Single Speed Conversion. I'm considering the conversion instead of purchasing a new hub, just for my first SS build. So let me know if they are junk or ok.
    using it on a Surly with an LX hub. has worked great so far. before i got it i also asked and a lot of people suggested using spacers for easier adjustment of the chainline. i didn't have that many spacers lying around and in the end i had absolutely no problem getting the chainline set up with the Gusset. i put it on & voila! ready to roll.

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    Same. Got the DX cog and an aluminum spacer kit at Excel Sports for $15. Although I'm sure the Gusset works ok, you can really fine tune the chain line with the spacers. 2cents.

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