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    SS conversion question. how many spacers?

    ok, this is probably a dumb question... if it is, i expect a dumb answer

    i'm in the process of converting my P3 that i use for DJing/Urban. i've pretty much got it all set up already using a surly singleator. i do, however still have the SRAM 9-speed cassette on it fully assembled. my last step is to take that cassette off and only keep the 16t and fill the rest with spacers. one of my LBS's was kind enough to sell me 4 plastic (4.5mm?) spacers for $1. i called another LBS and they have some they can sell me as well (although they want $3.99/each for them?).

    how many spacers do you typically need? just a rough estimate. i'm guessing one for each cog you remove?

    thanks in advance.
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    Roughly speaking 1 3/4 spacer for each cog. One for the spacer that was in the cassette and 3/4 of a spacer for the cog itself.

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    Cog

    I'd ditch the SRAM cog and throw down 5 bucks for a Shimano DX cog. They're cheap and there's less chance of chain skip.

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    "surly singleator"? doesn't a P.3 have horizontal dropouts like my P.1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0jones
    "surly singleator"? doesn't a P.3 have horizontal dropouts like my P.1?

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    i wish. my P3 is the green model from 2001... before they started making the single-speed/street/whatever ya call it horizontal dropout frames. it has "semi-vertical" dropout, thus the need for the tensioner.

    anyways, thanks for all the input... picked up about 8 spacers from a few LBSs and managed to find the right combination to get it all set up. rides very nice.

    gonna stick with the SRAM cassette for now... never had any issues with it and i'm kind of an anti-shi(t)mano type of guy

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    ummm ?

    i guess you need to look at your chain line to see what you might need, here is a pic of mine, the gray ones i got on ebay with 2 other ones and a cog for 9 bucks, and the 2 black ones i got from the lbs for .50 cents.

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    After breaking open old cassettes I built up this.
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    Get a piece if 1.25 pvc schedule 40 tube and cut as needed.

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