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What Do I Need To Buy To Change My Gears To Single Speed? (On Mad Phas


Mirek
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Hi there,

I'm a newbie so your help will be appreciated. I would like to change my gears to a single speed on my MAD phase 1.3. What exactly do I need to buy (including the chain tensioner) and what makes/brands should I go for? Also, where do I buy those parts (Tarty Bikes?)

Thanks guys

Mirek

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You'll to get a singlespeed conversion kit which are just some metal rings making up for the space lost from taking away the cassette. Can buy these most places and get a cheap set off eBay .Then you'll need a cog, depends how many teeth what you have at the chainring.

For tensioners you'll probably want sprung. The Rohloff is the most expensive but does seem to be the best, I've fallen on it a few times now and still works fine and is straight(ish). I've also used the Shimano Alpine and it's cheap but one knock can ruin it because it's much more exposed.

Or you could just adjust your derailleur to act as a tensioner, but they're pretty bulky as well.

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You could use a spoke tensioner instead of spending money on a proper tensioner or using the mech.

Hi, thanks for the advice but now I'm a bit confused. I found conversion kits for about a tenner and I also saw Rohloff tensioner for £ 55. What do you mean by spoke tensioner? I can't find any on the internet. Cheers

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