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  1. #1
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    Help me turn this into a SS...

    the cheapest way possible.

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    I don't want to change out the fork, or handlebars, seatpost etc.

    I just want a nice working ss that won't be a pain to maintain.

    and yes, I am getting new pedals. My dad never rides this bike anymore, so I'm gunna have some fun with it instead.

    Thanks alot!

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    All 26.5" all the time!
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    Adjust the derailleur travel screws to lock the bike in one gear and remove the shifters and cables. That's about a simple and cheap as it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Liquid
    the cheapest way possible.
    Don't shift? haha.

    Just kidding. Take apart the crankset and run just the middle ring. Get a BMX cog for the rear in the "magic ratio" and shorten the chain. Space the cog with PVC.

    If that's too cheap then add parts (spacer kit, nice cog, nice front ring, tensioner) as money allows. FWIW I rode my Fuel as a SS on several rides by just not shifting to see if this whole SS thing was interesting. It was so now I have a 2006 monocog frame to build up.

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    yup

    Lose the shifters, derrailleurs, cables etc. Run your big ring as a Bash Guard and you won't need to buy shorter chainring bolts. Use PVC spacers and buy a nice rear cog. I like endless, but Surly's are nice too. ($30) When you wear out your chain ring, buy a sturdy one with no ramps and pins. They work better and cost the same. ($25) 1/8th inch chain is also a good investment, when the time comes. ($15)

    The best tensioner so far is a Rennen Rollenlager, which are a little hard to find, but they are worth it. Magic ratios and spring loaded tensioners are sloppy at best. If you can't afford an ENO hub, use a Rennen. It pays to buy a decent chain too.

    Around $100 should get you rolling in style. Enjoy.
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    Can we see the drive-line side please?

    for about $30-35 will get you a new chain (1/8" KMC Z chain) and this kit:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...rsion+Kit.aspx
    If you want you can get this for your chain tensioner:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ingleator.aspx

    Just some suggestions that I know of for under $100

    Rob
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    Drive Train shots

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor
    for about $30-35 will get you a new chain (1/8" KMC Z chain) and this kit:
    https://www.jensonusa.com/store/prod...rsion+Kit.aspx
    If you want you can get this for your chain tensioner:
    https://www.jensonusa.com/store/prod...ingleator.aspx

    Just some suggestions that I know of for under $100

    Rob
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    SS at no cost...

    For no cash...
    1. Remove the shifters, cables, and front derailleur.
    2. Remove links from the chain to shorten it.
    3. Screw in the limit screws on the rear derailleur (now the chain tensioner) so it doesn't move from the gear you choose.
    4. Remove the cranks and remove the inner chainring, put cranks back on.

    For a minimal investment...
    1. Remove the cassette, break it open, and remove the cog you want to use.
    2. Get a small amount of PVC and use it (and the cassette spacers) to hold the cog inline with the chainring.

    A little more cash...
    Add a real tensioner of some sort (Surly Sinlgeator, etc.).

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    Idea!

    Thanks for this thread...I'm in the process of converting my ghetto ss into a proper one and wasn't exactly sure what direction I wanted to take....but anything in here will be an improvement from what it is now.


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    Bikeman.com

    Sells KMC rustbuster chain for like $9.00. Best deal going, nice nice guys,

    those Mainers... I tell ya!
    "Welcome to my underground lair...."

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    Crank q fer ya......

    Check and see if the middle ring is bolted to the small bolt circle or if it is press on like the big ring.
    rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tractor
    Check and see if the middle ring is bolted to the small bolt circle or if it is press on like the big ring.
    rob
    It's pressed on,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Liquid
    It's pressed on,
    Just run the chain in the middle chainring of the crank for now. When you decide you really like this riding style, get a different crank that has changeable rings, and consider a 180 mm crank when that is so. Then follow some of the other suggestions already posted in this thread. Have Fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Liquid
    It's pressed on,
    You have a couple of options with the cranks.

    1) Leave them as they are and run in the middle ring, just in case you decide to go back to gears so no harm no foul.

    2) If you don't plan to use gears anymore you can grind the teeth of the big ring and use it as a bash guard. Also remove the granny or grind it too.

    3) Get a cheap used crankset and leave only the middle ring in the middle or outside position.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Why would you say this....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutarious
    Magic ratios and spring loaded tensioners are sloppy at best.
    I won't tell my wife, she has been riding/racing a bike with a magic ratio for three years. She hasn't had a single problem, yet.
    I rode a singulator, in push up mode,on my first convert for about a year, no problems.
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    Todd............. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

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    Thanks alot guys!

    I'll post pictures when this puppy is done

    Thanks again!
    JM

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