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mtb switch to ss
#1
I'm looking to switch my k2 mtb to a single speed. Any body have suggestions for cranks and free wheels. I'm not trying to climb too much just some street trickin'.
thanks
swanlove
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#2
What kind of drive train do you have?
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
First thing with converting to a single speed is the rear dropouts. The "dropout" is where the rear axel attaches. Single speed specific frames will have a Horizontal Dropout so you are able to tension the chain by pulling the wheel back and tightening it. If your K2 has vertical dropouts, you'll need to try a few different things. You could use a SingleSpeed chain tensioner, which is sort of like a derailler but it just tensions the chain. Or you could try and find that "magic gearing" where it would fit perfectly in the frame.
Here are some examples of what I mentioned.
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