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    New question here. How do you mount a singleator?

    i might be being really stupid here but i cant seem to mount the singleator i just bought (second hand so i think its an old design).

    heres a photo of the mech hanger:
    mech hanger

    heres the singleator im trying to mount:
    singleator

    and heres a close up of the back of the singlator where it bolts onto the mech hanger:
    close up


    i want to have it tensioning upwards so theres more chain round the back cog but i cant even getr it to mount properly.

    ive tried just bolting it on but i dont think thats right as it has some sort of special bracket on the back (see close up photo above)

    can anyone tell me how they're supposed to fit as im really stuck on this one!

    thanks

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    Go here

    for the instructions
    http://www.surlybikes.com/hotmetal/downloads.html

    Make sure that you have an 18mm cone wrench, 4 & 5 mm allen wrenches and you should be good to.
    Don't worry about it being the old model.
    Get your chainline right and run as little chain as possible.
    Play around with the tension. Too much will make it noisy and may break the spring. Too little and the chain will drop.

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    thanks - thats exactly what i was after.

    dont know why i hadnt thought of looking on the surly sight

    thanks again

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    Download the installation instructions from Surly.

    Does the singulator have the the push up or pull down spring? It's important in order to determine the proper installation.

    Do you have a 18mm cone wrench? Necessary to set the spring tension at installation time.

    I used one for a while but remove it, I didn't like the way it worked but after a look of tinkering with it made it work ok. What I ended up doing was putting in a bigger cog and a Spicer half-link.

    Feel free to email or pm me if more info is needed.

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    i think its got the push down spring in

    i can probably get my hands on the right tools if i dont have them lying around somewhere....

    i may try setting it up without the tensioner at first to see if i can get the perfect tension for a bit (until the chain stretches....) as i prefer the simplicity of no tensioner

    where can i get this half link? is there any point as wont the chain stretch anyway soon enough?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by projectss
    i think its got the push down spring in

    i can probably get my hands on the right tools if i dont have them lying around somewhere....

    i may try setting it up without the tensioner at first to see if i can get the perfect tension for a bit (until the chain stretches....) as i prefer the simplicity of no tensioner

    where can i get this half link? is there any point as wont the chain stretch anyway soon enough?

    thanks
    Half link at Spicercycles.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebo
    Half link at Spicercycles.com

    thanks ill take a look at that

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