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  • jaycmx1
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    ive just been given an old kona cinder cone frame and forks and a few other bits i think im gona try and build it up as a single speed so i i can see how it suits me.its not got disc mounts or anything but ive seen some retro single speeds posted on here before.show me some pics and any advice you might have please.the girl friend cant moan coz its free and i will try and sorce cheap bits on here and ebay.ill post some pics when i get some later

    Dont have a pic of a bike, but i have a pic of everything you need to convert your bike to SS

    16tooth cog (used 3 times)
    18tooth cog (unused)
    A2Z spacer kit (used 3 times)
    Lockring (unused)
    Gusset Tensioner (unused)
    SRAM chain with all important half link meaning you get a better chain tension with no skipping (used 3 times)

    Selling the lot for £22 posted if your interested?

    jaycmx1
    Member

    surfr them pics are ace theres me thinking i must be mad for doin this old bike up.david taylforth im interested in them bits.the old crank thats onit do i buy a new one or do you convert the geared one.also the wheels ive got have got gears on the back are them spacers for converting the wheel aswell.

    Surfr
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    I’ve got a 93/4 Cindercone undergoing the SS treatment as we speak. I’m just waiting for some new P2 forks to arrive and me to bother putting the cassette spacer and sprocket on the wheel.

    jaycmx1
    Member

    also how do you use the geared frames without them doofer things that tighten the chain

    Premier Icon Andy
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    I got me a white eno eccentric hub off a doner bike from ebay. Thus:

    clubber
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    95 kona kilauea

    The crank you have on it will be convertable i would have thought. Just remove the chainrings you dont need and run a single one.

    Ho many gears (on the back) does it have at the moment?

    If its 8 or 9, then removed them all and add the spacers plus one of the cogs.

    Its tricky to run geared frames without a doofer (tensioner). I managed it on my bike, but only because I was running a half link (included in the sale) to get the right tension. However, after time all chains stretch so then you have to use a tensioner to tension the chain.

    However, if you have used a half link then there wont be much slack in the chain anyway, so you can tension the chain ‘upwards’ which makes more of the chain wrap around the rear cog. If you have to much slack in the chain then you have to tension downwards which isnt great because theres less contact between the chain and cog and this can make it skip when pushing down hard on the pedals, and this sint a nice experience.

    Some bikes you can get the perfect tension without a half link (not often) but the chain will stretch eventually, which is when you bang the halflink back in to regain tension

    Premier Icon postierich
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    I got me a white eno eccentric hub off a doner bike from ebay. Thus:

    Sort it out with a WI freewheel!!!!
    Frame over 10 years old!

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Ai Rich I’ll get a WI cog when the thing on there now dies, but for now as a pub/commuter its fine.
    I like that blue thing each time I see it.

    matthewlhome
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    Mine. 1993 Klein Fervor

    Now has a yellow flite and some pedals:

    Has been retired and replaced with a generic inbred – i wanted discs and bounce (and better modern handling)

    MrSparkle
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    Dead now,o’course. Chainstay snapped like most owd Kona’s do.

    slugwash
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    The circa 1993 KHS Ti

    And, in two parts the now mothballed 1980’s Giant Stonebreaker with retro fitted horizontal dropouts…..


    jaycmx1
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    just stripped the bits off it now its a kona cindercone race light.chromolly frame its got kona project 2 forks its got k race light bars stem and seat post,being new to the mountain biking i take i need some retro type bottom bracket tool.and whats going on with the threaded stearer and retro headset.will by lbs still stock them and bottom bracket bearings? 😐

    jaycmx1
    Member

    oh and david acn you send me your payment instructions/details so i can pay for them single speed bits.20 pound posted would be better 😆

    £20 posted is fine.

    Paypal to david.taylforth@googlemail.com

    Pay tonight, they’ll be in the post tomorrow

    Cheers

    David

    knottie8
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    My mate Johns Roberts Dogs bollo*

    Dave
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    To right some of the crimes against Kona above.

    Premier Icon cp
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    that a’ha is beautiful!

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Dave; my kona was nicked off me in 2001 and I only got it back in 2007 hence the state it is in! Any old kona that is being used is a good Kona!

    Premier Icon Woody
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    About to bbe treated to a new, as yet undecided, paintjob

    I love this thing – cost about £60 to put together and it’s the most laughs per £ I ever had.

    This was my dream bike – but I just found it difficult to justify the money tied up in it while I still have so much fun on the c’cone

    Payment received, Ill post tomorrow

    jaycmx1
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    notamassifanbut that cindercone is exactly the same as mine any idea how old it was

    It’s a 1990 – I had one new back in the day – great bike and I wish I never sold it. The one I got now came up about 3 years ago for £40 and I couldn’t resist buying it. Took the inner and outer chainrings of an old chainset, took a 19t cog our of an old cassette and put a tensioner on and it’s all works great.

    Premier Icon ssboggy
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    A mate of mines. Cost about a fiver

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Thought I’d resurrect this thread from a few days ago…
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