I am thinking about running a single chainring up front. 9 speed at the back.
I currently have a Deore LX triple crankset. I have replaced the large ring with a bashguard and resized the chain and put on a medium cage rear mech (Shadow SLX).
If I remove the granny ring and front derailleur, will I need to use some sort of chain device? Or do I have to get a single speed specific front chainwheel (32 teeth)?
I want to do this on the cheap, so if I can keep the current middle chainring and dont need any chain device that will be great.
I dont see any reason why I would need anything else?? But not sure. Maybe the 'geared' front ring will jump? But it never jumps now.
Thanks in advance for any advice.