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    SS newb here w/ a convesion question.

    Hi all!

    I just spent the last few hours reading over much of the info linked to, and would really like to convert my bike. I have been wanting a more bulletproof solution to derailleurs, and this looks to be it!

    My bike is a Jeep branded bike with Shimano Altus components. It has nearly horizontal dropouts, which looks to be a good thing. I realize that the components are not the best, but I am more of a weekend warrior than anything. Is there an inexpensive way to get rid of all the extra chainrings in the system, esp. on the crankset? Should I just get rid of the derailleurs and shorten the chain and call it good?

    Thanks for any help!

    If possible I would like to be able to use some spacers or similiar to make this work to see how well I like it. Also, any comments on the pros and cons of this style of bike would be very helpful. I would eventually like to do some trail riding with it, but it would not be anything extreme.



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    leave the toys r us bike alone and invest on a new one. not worth converting.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    As much as I like to breathe new life into old bikes I have to agree with fishcreek. You'll be better off (and probably happier) with something newer. Check craigslist for a nice used MTB in your area.
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    No doubt something new would be nicer...but I spent my funds on other interests. I may just see how far I get messing around with this one, so I can know which way I need to go on my new one.

    We'll see if the 'Bubba' in me can do a no-buck conversion.

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