How to Convert a Mountain Bike to a Single Speed

Converting a mountain bike to single speed bike is a difficult process but with the right type of information, you will certainly be able to convert a mountain bike into a single speed. It is costly if you go to a bike mechanic to convert your mountain bike into a single speed but if you choose to do it yourself you can save lots of money. Converting a mountain bike into a single speed bike, you can also give a new life to your old bike.

Things Required:

– Chain tool
– Allen wrenches
– Locking tool
– Rear cog and spacer
– Tensioner

Instructions

  • 1

    Use valuable information

    Before converting your mountain bike to a single speed bike, you should get all the important and valuable information which is needed to start the process. You should get valuable information from all sorts of different sources. Use the internet and also ask experienced mechanics regarding converting your mountain bike to a single speed bike. It is important that whenever you decide to convert your mountain bike into a single speed bike, you need different parts as well. Ranging from spacer kit to rear cog and from tensioner and chain, you should know that these all things are used to convert your mountain bike into a single speed bike. Not only just the parts, but you will need plenty of tools also to get things right. Without a proper tool kit, you will not be able to convert your bike into a single speed.

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    Tools required

    To convert your mountain bike to single speed bike you will need a chain whip and locking tool. It will help you remove the cassette from the rear wheel. You will also need a chain tool as it will help you shorten the chain to the correct size. You should also use some big adjustable wrenches as it will help you to turn the locking tool. Along with other tools you will also need various Allen wrenches for removing the rear derailing and shifters along with installing the tensioner.

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    Converting the bike

    Now start converting your mountain bike into a single speed bike by removing extra parts off the bike. Usually the chain along with front derailleur, rear derailleur, front shifter, rear shifter and all shift cables and housing.

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    Chaining

    The main part is extra chaining which usually helps riding uphill as you can easily remove it and also take out the gear shifters. By doing this, your bike will become single speed bike.

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