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    SS rear wheel: best deal?

    Hello Singlespeeders,

    I'm new to the SS world. I own a Canfield Nimble9, gen2, currently running geared. This spring (or tax return time) I'm looking to drop some dough on setting it up SS for several months. So what's the best deal on a rear wheel SS setup? Looking to spend 200-250.
    Spacing = 142 x 12
    Also I want to run tubeless. Should I get a custom set laced up? Looking for the best option. Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    & I'm currently running a 30T single chainring upfront.

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    You don't need a new wheel. Just pull your cassette off and replace with a cog and spacers. Surly makes what you need.

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    Thanks Byrot. Proves how much I know. I'm currently running a Hadley XD driver. Does Surly have an option for that? I do have a standard 10 speed freehub, so I can always re install that, however I would rather not crack open that axle shell again.

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    I guess my question is: Does anybody make a SS conversion for an XD driver body? My research so far indicates that they are not made.

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    At the moment it looks like no-one makes XD SS-conversions.

    If changing to the 10-speed freehub is a hassle then a new wheel might be in order. Wheels with cassette hubs are just fine - you already have one so you know. SS-specific wheels with a short freehub and wide flange spacing are a bit stiffer (or lighter for the same stiffness), but honestly the difference is probably impossible for a human to notice.

    If you're not afraid of riding fixed, you could replace the rear rotor with a bolt-on cog (unless it's Centerlock) and install the rear wheel flipped.

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    Yes, I could certainly remove the axle shell and replace it with the 10spd freehub. I also need the proper tools from Hadley, I'm using a cone wrench & pedal wrench to remove the axle shell, it's not exactly ideal (cone wrench= small surface area, gouges shell). Hadley makes a tool kit with the proper widths, I may go that route.

    Riding fixed, ehhhh, tempting, but I think I'd wind up hurting myself. Probably the cheapest/simplest of the options though.

    I think It would be awesome to have a dedicated SS rear wheel. So, I'll either do that, or install my 10spd freehub with the Surly kit.
    Thanks for the insight.

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    Which state, or area do you live in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoolie View Post
    Which state, or area do you live in?
    I live in Danbury, CT.

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