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    Rear King ISO disc to SS??

    Can I easily convert my King cassette rear hub to a SS? Do I just need some sort of kit for that from King? THX!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Can I easily convert my King cassette rear hub to a SS? Do I just need some sort of kit for that from King? THX!
    nothing special from king. they do make spacers that come with the SS rear hubs and they obviously have King Kogs in both Alu and steel- the latter being much more durable. i think you'd need somewhere around 25mm of spacers to fill up a 8/9 speed casette along with their cog and its 5mm base.

    possibly cheaper option:

    http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...cat=402&page=1

    that'll do the trick nicely- running it on my kona without issue. however, it comes with a 16 and a 18 tooth cog, so, a cheap 20t track cog would do nicely. will attach a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    nothing special from king. they do make spacers that come with the SS rear hubs and they obviously have King Kogs in both Alu and steel- the latter being much more durable. i think you'd need somewhere around 25mm of spacers to fill up a 8/9 speed casette along with their cog and its 5mm base.

    possibly cheaper option:

    http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...cat=402&page=1

    that'll do the trick nicely- running it on my kona without issue. however, it comes with a 16 and a 18 tooth cog, so, a cheap 20t track cog would do nicely. will attach a pic.
    That looks nice. Do I need to convert to bolt-on (vs skewer)?
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    i have king classics..

    on my 29er ss. i am using a king cog and some spacers from webcyclery. i also have horizontal dropouts on my frame, so i thought getting the bolt-on axle would be a good thing to do.

    i ordered one from king, and cancelled my order after 3 months of waiting (figures). they never could tell me when they were expecting them to be ready (that's nothing new either).

    i have been using a surly chaintug driveside with the xtr skewer and have had no problems from day one. that's another reason for cancelling the order..."if it ain't broke, why fix it???".

    do you need the bolt on upgrade? well, that depends on your frame. if you've got a ebb or sliding dropouts, i'd say no, just run a qr skewer. if you've got horizontal dropouts and are running discs, i'd say yes. if you've got horizontal dropouts and are running v-brakes (which is my set up) then i'd say it's up to you.

    also, it's best to get a nice wide-based cog like the kings so you don't dig into the freehub body (especially if you've got the aluminum one on you king).

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam
    on my 29er ss. i am using a king cog and some spacers from webcyclery. i also have horizontal dropouts on my frame, so i thought getting the bolt-on axle would be a good thing to do.

    i ordered one from king, and cancelled my order after 3 months of waiting (figures). they never could tell me when they were expecting them to be ready (that's nothing new either).

    i have been using a surly chaintug driveside with the xtr skewer and have had no problems from day one. that's another reason for cancelling the order..."if it ain't broke, why fix it???".

    do you need the bolt on upgrade? well, that depends on your frame. if you've got a ebb or sliding dropouts, i'd say no, just run a qr skewer. if you've got horizontal dropouts and are running discs, i'd say yes. if you've got horizontal dropouts and are running v-brakes (which is my set up) then i'd say it's up to you.

    also, it's best to get a nice wide-based cog like the kings so you don't dig into the freehub body (especially if you've got the aluminum one on you king).

    cheers!
    Thx for the info. I'll be getting a Karate Monkey and using discs, so it sounds like the bolt on upgrade is in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam
    also, it's best to get a nice wide-based cog like the kings so you don't dig into the freehub body (especially if you've got the aluminum one on you king).
    Yes, do get a wide-based cog or you could uglify an alu freehub. Plus, it may be very difficult to remove the cog if it embeds itself into the splines.

    If you are going to use a wide-based cog, you won't be able to use both parts of the previously mentioned Gusset spacers. I've tried it, and it doesn't fit, so I wouldn't recommend it if you're going to use the wide cog. On a steel freehub it works magnifique.

    If you did not want to use PVC or cast off spacers from old cassettes, this completely bagged set of spacers from Wheels Manufacturing looks very clean and works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    That looks nice. Do I need to convert to bolt-on (vs skewer)?
    well, if youre running horizontal tabs, then bolts are a good way to go. vertical drops? QR is ok. running that setup on my 29er. XT hub, boone cog, boone sppacers, XT QR. all good.

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    Jubilee I'm using a 9 speed xtr with spacers

    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Thx for the info. I'll be getting a Karate Monkey and using discs, so it sounds like the bolt on upgrade is in my future.
    and a quick release with horizontal drops, and no slipage/eatsh!tage after 8 hammerfest rides, the secret is the Surly chain tug, cause it has a machined washer/spacer that works with the quick release skewer. Also note the king cogs have a wider base so the don't eat into your free hub body also XT & XTR have steel freehubs which is a good thing for durability when running a poormans rear singe speed wheel.

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    Spot spacer kit

    Another clean looking option for spacers is th kit from Spot---highly adjustable and aesthetically pleasing.
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    yep

    here is a pic of mine... plastic spacers king 17 tooth cog


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    um...yeah, i'm gonna have to say "no" to the Gusset conversion. here's the deal. you'll slap it on, and WOW! it fits perfectly! then you'll go to your bike a few months later and attempt to take it off. lock ring comes off, outer spacer comes off, cog comes off, bug god damn! that last spacer won't budge. and you know why? 'cause the narrow based cog has put little imperfections in your cassette body, which will keep you from getting that spacer off. so you'll waste plenty of time trying to fix your cassette body, just to get that damn spacer off.

    so, get a King Kog, and some spacers.

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    I scored a good deal on a King hub set and just used platic spacers and a King Kog.

    I'll most likely replace the drive shell with a steel one for piece of mind.
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    Just converted a Classic hub

    As of two weeks ago CK had the parts (axle, clamp, fun bolts) needed to convert a QR hub to a bolt-on. With shipping and some CK lube the total was, I think, $76. Not cheap, but it's working great.

    I used the Gusset spacers with a CK cog. I had to some grinding on the spacers to get the cog to fit. Used a Dremel and a file and it took a long time; perhaps a better grinder would've worked better.

    The wheel has a black hub, black spokes & nipples, black ceramic rim and black Gusset spacers. Looks great and the curves of the Gusset spacers compliment the CK hub nicely.

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    haha, you think that's bad, I had to pay $160 for the steel cassette shell. Ouch!!! Plus, now I have my aluminum shell and nothing to do with it. Uh, does anybody want an aluminum shell? I can cut you a heck of a deal

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    Modified Gusset spacers...

    I use a Spot Brand spacer kit on my other singlespeed, cost a little more, but easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Can I easily convert my King cassette rear hub to a SS? Do I just need some sort of kit for that from King? THX!
    on the high end of the scale, there's Boone ti cogs and spacers if you want to add a little 'wow' factor to your ride. Nice wide base on the cogs too. Last I checked the cogs ran $2.50/tooth.

    here's mine on my King cassette hub:

    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/234043Boone.JPG">

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