the set up is made for a 2 speed grip shifter paired with derailleur. but he set his up single speed.Oh it's a move the chain by hand situation.
I feel like have have enough spare cogs and spacers to make this out of a cassette hub
But I live in Chicago. I only need one gear and there's no trails.
That's the first I've seen that. A clean setup that gets the job done and is almost as simple like the one speed.
I'm working on a four speed setup, but I'm doing mine the hard way that may or may not even work.
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As for conversions to a single speed, I've done them, but not with the same size wheel diameter or width. I usually went with a SS or 2 or 3 speed from a ten speed bike. Width isn't much of a factor as long as the stays are wide enough. The diameter is a problem when it's different because the handbrakes dont reach and it changes the geometry of the bike. And your pedal may be closer to the ground which may scrape when cornering. The coaster brake takes care of the brake problem but you still will have the change in geometry. I would stick with the same size wheel diameter on a conversion. Here are a few, 27" ten speeds converted to 26" cruisers, except the silver Racer, which was always a 26".
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the set up is made for a 2 speed grip shifter paired with derailleur. but he set his up single speed.
here's a older version of that type set up.
Browning BMX 2-speed transmission . shimano thumb shifter with Shimano chain tensioner . 85 JMC DY frame/fork/bars. Redline Flight 180mm, full wrap, single pinch cranks.
Araya 7X, Shimano DX, Comp 3 fat/skinny
Skyway Tuff Pedals
DC MX 1000 caliper, levers and cables
Haro plate, number
JMC repro padset
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or a newer bike . with newer set up has scram grip shift.
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http://www.whiteind.com/double-double said:"Our Double/Double group is a drivetrain solution for single speed riders that like to ride on the road to the trail head and then get serious off road. The gearing is such that allows a suitable road gearing and then by manually moving the chain, the rider converts the gearing to a suitable off road gear ratio."
the black BMX I posted has that same system he posted up. the bad part of no shifter is stop some were. loosen wheel nuts if you have enough chain links. then move wheel up in drop outs. if you can then slide chain over to gear number 2. pull wheel back. to take slack out of chain. way to much work and down time. just to manual shift the chain to next gear. bleep that. add the shifter lever of your liking. and a derailleur.I think that's different from what matti had posted. The Double/Double isn't made to go with any kind of shifter.
use derailleur or. since 2 sprockets / gears up front and 2 in back. just bring along 2 diff size chains? to swap gears. doesn't seem that convenient.I want this setup:
White Industries Double Double. Two gear ratios on a singlespeed.
|The Double/Double is a unique drive train system the we offer. The system is comprised of a double chainring machined from one piece of aluminum, mated with an ENO crank and a DOS ENO freewheel. The configuration for a 26" wheel bike is offered with a 38/35 big ring mated with a 16/19 freewheel. The 29er configuration mates a 31/34 ring with a 16/19 freewheel. The system works by either running a chain in the outer tooth positions or, alternatively a diff size length chain, in the inner tooth positions front to back. The gear ratios are significantly changed when switching from one combination to another, however, the chain length do's need to be altered to accommodate the two differing ratios. Running the ring in the outer position tends to be more suitable for on-road style riding, whereas, riding in the inner ring position lends itself more to off-road riding.|
but it's to geared freewheel. so not getting the fixed gear set up you speak off?It’s basically the way mine is set up. I can ride to the levee on the roads, paved and dirt, and then stop, drink, loosen the nuts switch to the lower gear (maybe two minutes) then ride the softer and unmown trails in lower gear.
I don’t switch very often, and like riding fixed, so it works for me. The wheel moves so little the brakes stay adjusted.
The lighter freewheel hub needs a rim brake, which adds back some of the weight I saved, but the back pedal ability makes the ride a little more fun. This frame was made for 26" wheels but not a SS, it was meant to be a 10+ speed bike. Compared to all the coaster bikes I've had, I'm now happier with a SS freewheel setup.Those look REALLY good! I have about a half dozen old, ragged out 10-speed/MTB frames I'd like to do the same (single speed) treatment, but with the wide rear dropout spacing, I'm not quite sure how to go about it. (I'm new to this) I'd prefer coaster brakes on all of them for the economy, simplicity and cleanliness of look, but I'm not completely opposed to having a rear rim brake.
That said, I gather one can modify an existing multi-speed hub, but I'd really rather just buy a coaster brake wheel and bolt it on.
I'm more of a painter and parts swapper/-bolter-onner at this stage of the hobby! Lacing and dishing are a little beyond my skillsets and aren't in the cards for now!
Are you lacing up those rear hubs yourself, or are you buying the entire wheel/hub assembly?The lighter freewheel hub needs a rim brake, which adds back some of the weight I saved, but the back pedal ability makes the ride a little more fun. This frame was made for 26" wheels but not a SS, it was meant to be a 10+ speed bike. Compared to all the coaster bikes I've had, I'm now happier with a SS freewheel setup.
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Right. I can have it either way, I have a flip flop hub so two fixed gear ratios, and two freewheel ones. I prefer to ride fixed, but occasionally you want to coast. Im sure the purist he-men would not approve of my old, rusty, sprung seat, two sets of brakes, awesome grips , racks, (panniers if going to work or camping) dynamo and light bearing fixie that also has two freewheel speeds.but it's to geared freewheel. so not getting the fixed gear set up you speak off?
I just recently started lacing up my own wheels. I always thought it was too complicated but used you tube vids for instruction and it's easy. I let the locals true up the wheels as part of my "Support the local economy" plan, but I've laced and re-laced a dozen wheels in the last year. I wait until the hubs I like go on sale and buy them, same goes for spokes and rims. I use a calculator for spoke length that's also on the web: https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculatorAre you lacing up those rear hubs yourself, or are you buying the entire wheel/hub assembly?
I'm not at all concerned about weight savings. I'm looking for a cheap, simple solution to converting 10-speed/MTB frames into SS bikes.