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    My SS build Jamis Exile



    New build,
    Going to be single speed and rigid

    My question is, can I get by with just shortening the chain and hoping it fits or do I need a tensioner???

    I found one at performance bikes for 25 bucks.... https://www.performancebike.com/bikes/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&langId=-1&catalogId=10551&productId=1031512&cm_mmc=$(refer rer)$-_-Bike%20Parts-_-FORT-_-50-6550&CSE=GooglePS&mr:trackingCode=102ABC46-A681-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

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    It'll never work

    Oops, yes it will. Go here:
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    Ok still not a SS but i am working on it...... First change to make it able to pedal when I stand up was the 29er fork.... Is it me or does the geometry look ****ed?

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    It's a chopper, baby.

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    She's gonna steer funny, Vern.

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    I'd keep the squishy fork on, or at least find a fork with the correct geometry, but that's just me.

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    Yeh i am not liking the way it looks. I took it for a spin last night and man was it such a better ride than a stupid suspension fork. Ill leave it like this tell I put something else on.

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    the aggressive rake of the fork will make the steering slow and cumbersome. it's your bike and if you like it, so be it.

    did you already try shortening the chain and converting without a tensioner? you may be able to find the magic ratio with/without a half-link, a much cheaper alternative to a tensioner, if you're on a budget.

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    Yes it def felt a little sketch lol, but at the same time I put more power to the ground easier so its a win loose deal. I actually just got a Voodoo Wanga frame and its on its way. So I might be parting with this bike... waiting on craigslisters now...

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