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    how to convert

    I just realized today that my old specialized rockhopper had a cracked headtube. I really don't ride it much anymore and I only noticed when I was putting my other bike back. So I took the busted specialized to the dealer and they are going to give me a new warranty replacement. So I have decided that I am going to turn the new frame into a SS. I have basically no idea how to do this so I need your help. Please tell me what I need to do to make the conversion: what to read to help out, what brands are good, who sells good parts, what gear ratios work well. I live in florida so there aren't too many long climbs. I am really excited to revive an old bike and hopefully really enjoy a new challenge. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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    Start with the FAQ page in the upper right hand corner.
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    ... and if we just ... has lots of ss stuff and you can email meantodd there and he will tell you what you need to know. i got a 32t front 16t rear, a surly singulater,the spacers,and an 8 speed 1/8 inch chain, and the short chainring bolts for about $120. i am in augusta georgia and have only ridden ss 3 or 4 weeks and have had no problem with a 2 to 1 ratio.i think a 32/18 combo would spin out to fast for all means build it! since i did mine i cant seem to get off it, and i own a 5 spot, a vt, and a hardtail geared bike but this thing wont let me put it down.

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