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    SS coversion help

    So, I've finallly decided to make the move and change the ol' Chameleon into a single speed. I'm trying to do it without spending a wwhole lot but I will spend as much as necessary to make it right. I'm going to use a 34 tooth chain ring, what size cog is good for someone new to SS'ing? I also assume that I need a chain tensioner, I'm not going to use the derailuer it would better serve me in it's original capacity. Who, what where, when and how or whatever else anyone could come up with would be greatly appreciated.

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    Use a 20 tooth if you are a slower rider or riding really hilly stuff or you like riding very technical stuff.. Use an 18 if you are strong/fast and the trails are not so hilly. Best thing to do is to throw togather a gear combo and try it. If you don't like it then change it and try it again.

    I assume you mean a Santa Cruz Chamelon? If that is the case not tensioner is needed as those come with horizontal drop outs. I have seen them configure both as a geard and single speed bike. Nice ride too.

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