My attempt to turn my ancient Beast of the East into a singlespeed seems to have gathered a lot of momentum this month and is probably not that far from being finished.
I'm using a really old Beast of the East frame that I inherited with some '97 Z3 lights up front with Race Face bits. Wheels will be old school Bulbs on Mavic rims.
My first question is what sort of gear ratio would be best to start with - I am reasonably fit with this bike likely to be used at Cannock / local woods etc.
I am running a normal cassette hub on the rear - what are considered the best conversion kits? Ideally I'd like something that isn't too much of a pain when taking rear wheels off etc.
Chains - single speed specific of just a chain with a half link to get the chain length right?
Thanks for any help.