So my current master plan involves turning my trusty 1×10 hardtail into a singlespeed. I have some s/s chainrings already (33t & 36t). I need an 18t cog with a wide enough base to not knacker my Hope hub’s alloy splines. Some kind of spacers to laterally position the cog on the freehub. And some kind of chain tensioner. And a singlespeed-friendly chain. And a beard. Although I’d rather it didn’t cost a fortune it’s more important that it just works reliably through the wet months with minimal maintenance. Enlighten me!
Really? Hasn’t singlespeed died a horrible death yet? Granted I’ve seen super fit dudes riding it on our normal trails but does your bike really need to be that winter proof? Looks like misery to me and I don’t even feel the need to winterise my FS to be honest.
Dunno what forks you’re running – but I had SID’s on mine, and it was as light as a very light thing! I ran 38 / 17 (was waiting for a rear mech to turn up – it’s now 2 x 10) which was great for offroad use, but ‘found me out’ on longer road climbs. The Gusset Double Six sprockets are pretty good at not destroying Hope freehubs too.
I enjoy using it geared, but it was also great as a single speed.
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