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    Making a Lemans RS singlespeed

    Hello all. Recently I bought a great condition (save for a little rust) Centurion Lemans RS for 15 bucks at Goodwill. Using some parts I have from an old Trek 930, I would like to make the Centurion a singlespeed commuter/urban bike. I have no experience with singlespeed and just want to know the best way to make an old bike like this a singlespeed. I plan to put the straight bars from the Trek on to it and maybe the cranks as well, as I am not a fan of Biopace chainrings. Thanks.
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    Sorry, can't give you much advice on the conversion -- but I have almost the exact Trek 930 frame. Mine is a 97. What year is yours? I was thinking of making the 930 into a SS.
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    Why change the bars?

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    Swap chainrings, leave the cranks alone. As for a flat bar, I've ridden a road bike SS with a flat bar, and my opinion is that it sucks. Maybe try a mustache bar. Aside from that, take apart the cassette and use the cog that feels best and get the right chain tension. You really don't need much else.

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    The Trek is a 1996 I believe. And the reason I want to put the straight bars on is that I think they would be more comfortable on shorter riders, which is what this bike will be used for. My commute to Hopkins isn't that far.

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