- Singlespeed conversion, recommend me some parts!!
Looking to run my HT single speed, been single speed before, but never done it myself.
So questions I have are based around what kit would people recommend?
Best 32T Chainring to go on a XT M770 Chainset?
Best 16T rear cog to go onto a Hope Pro II (Thinking Superstar wide spaced one)?
Best Chain tensioner?
Any help or recommendations on any of these be most appreciated 🙂Posted 6 years agoRob HiltonMember
+ many for Charile’s stuff. The kits are good.
Gusset Bachelor (tried a Superstar spring loaded one that confused me and (I think) died 🙂 )
Stretch resistant KMC chain
Whatever chainrings I’ve got – currently on a 38 with 36s in the spares bin
Switch between wide & normal footed cog (for when I hit the mountains!) – can’t really see any diff.
You may find 32:16 a bit easy – obv. depends on variables, I normally use 38:15, but I’m harder than Chuck Norris.Posted 6 years ago
It’s also quite flat where I livetakisawa2Subscriber
Surly stainless rings are nice but std Deore steel ones work well enough.Posted 6 years ago
You’ll need shorter chainring bolts to fit it. A cheapo non-wide base steel cog will make a mess of a Hope 2 freehub, so don’t skimp. The Superstar ones are good for the money. Never used a tensioner so can’t offer any advice there.Trent SteelMember
I would say a single speed specific chain(non ramped) is more important than a single speed chainring in ensuring the chain does not slip, I use KMC 610HX and would recommend highly. Have a couple of superstar wide base cogs, one is round other one a bit eggy, however with a tensioner its not a big deal.Posted 6 years agoMugbooMember
As above, Kmc 610hx chain.
Superstar wide sprocket kit.
Leave extra chain if your trying 16t. 16t was too steep for me so I’ve gone to 18.
So I have a chain that is now too short and a 16t sprocket spare. If you using a tensioner then I presume you can tension a slightly longer chain. Mines a slotted dropout.
As for inside or outside, not sure but the spacers at the back can be used to adjust the chainline.
Good luck.Posted 6 years agomerlinshearerSubscriber
Charlie the Bike Monger rear sprocket
DMR Chain Tensioner
Blackspire Chain ring
Whatever chain was in the spares bin!
The Chain ring runs on the inside of the chain set to enable me to get a straight as possible chain line
Run 38/18 or 38/16 depending on where I’m ridingPosted 6 years ago
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