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    I'm converting my XT rear hub to SS...

    ... and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good SS spacer kit. My frame has horizontal dropouts so I don't need a chain tensioning device.

    I'm sure this has been covered 1 zillion times already but thank you for entertaining this question again.<O</O
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    just about any "spacer set" sill do.. I have used a gusset on mine for a bit over a year.. works great.. I now got some spacers and a new cog from misfit psycles for better chainline adjustment.... but just about set of spacers, DIY or not, will work as long as they keep the cog in place
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    Gusset

    Gusset makes a SS convertion kit for about 29$ It works well with Shimano hubs. I ran mine for close to a year before I built a new wheelset SS specific. It comes with two spacers and two cogs...16t and 18t I rode the 2:1 16t for around six months then switched to the 18T and found I liked that ratio much better for the type of trails I ride. I then had my new wheelset built and went with the 18t cog....

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    Might I recommend a spacer kit with more capacity for chainline adjustment, like the spacers from the Harris Cyclery website? I've heard some decent things about Gusset, but from what I can gather they don't offer much in chainline adjustment, which a lot of people on this forum will tell you, is absolutely necessary when it comes to most geared -> SS conversions.
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    the plastic spacers from 2 or 3 old cassetees you can break apart do the trick 100% superduper if you have access to some older cassettes.

    it is all i have ever used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratman
    ... and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good SS spacer kit. My frame has horizontal dropouts so I don't need a chain tensioning device.

    I'm sure this has been covered 1 zillion times already but thank you for entertaining this question again.<O</O
    Gray SCH 80 PVC and a hacksaw. To a mathematician there is infinte chainline adjustment, to the engineer there is finite. I made several spacers for the different cogs I use (2 wide base CK stainless, and 1 Endless). One large one on the inboard side of the cog and one thin sliver that the lockring bites on. So far so good. A 10 ft. stick of PVC is cheap and will last you many bikes and cog combos.
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    Rennen makes a nice one!!!

    An old Performance brand cassette is nice because it is screwed together. It is easy to take apart and use the spacers and even have a selection of cogs to use.

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