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Converting trail bike to Singlespeed/street

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by MountainBiker12, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. MountainBiker12

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    Hey guy's I haven't been her in a while, been very busy with hockey and school. Site's looking good, better than before. I currently own an Iron Horse warrior, I know you guy's do not think it's very good, I know it's not the greatest, but it's good FOR ME. I have decided I want to convert my bike to a single speed bike and make it more street style. I am going to a bike show in Toronto this saturday and am going to buy a crank I think and a ss conversion kit so that it will be single speed. Then later on I will get different upgrades such as tires/forks, etc. Do you guy's think it will work? I know my bike isn't great, but I think once I upgrade it a bit, it will be good to go. I am thinking about the Truvativ Ruktion for the crank. I have heard it's decent. Does anyone know the pricing of it...anyone know any other decent cranks that you think would be at a bike show that is not too expensive? Thanks guy's!
     
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  2. LordOpie

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    Should work. I suppose your biggest issue will be chainline.

    Are you using the same rear wheel and hub for the one cog?
     
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  3. MountainBiker12

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    lol man sorry I no nothing about biking dude, I just ride...I haven't changed anything on my bike from when I bought it(if that helps)...and I guess I could ask the guy at the place. but I just don't underastand what your askin.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Are you doing the work yourself or is a bike shop?

    1. If it's a shop, no worries, I'm sure they'll do a good job and you'll have fun riding it.

    2. If you're doing the work yourself, see #1.
     
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    My friend is doing it with his dad. They are both experts on bike's and always fix and install thing's on their bike's...so is my bike even good enough to work with?
     
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    Do you like it?

    (It's really that simple)
     
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    Yes to be honest I do really enjoy it. Haven't had problems with it and I've taken a few spills on it. Do you think it can handle jumps or no? Be honest
     
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    sorry for double post but what cranks can u recommend for not too much money. how is the ruktion?
     
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