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How much to convert this bike to SS?(5 posts)

How much to convert this bike to SS?mikebikr
Jan 16, 2003 12:38 PM
I can get this bike new as speced fairly cheap? Like to be able to set it up to tour as is and then make a SS cross bike too. Thanks.

FRAME Reynolds 631 seamless air-hardened chromoly main tubes, double tapered cromo stays, lost wax eyeletted dropouts.
FORK Kinesis Crosslight, AL unicrown, low rider braze-ons, single eyelets.
HEADSET Dia Compe SAS Aheadset, 1 1/8"
WHEELSET Mavic MA3 with UB Control rims (26" Ritchey Rock Pro on 47cm front), 36H, Ritchey Road Pro QR hubs, 14/15g SS spokes.
TIRES Hutchinson ProSeries Gold, 700 x 30C (Ritchey SpeedMax Cross Comp 26 x 1.4/700 x 32C on 47 rear).
DERAILLEURS Shimano Tiagra SS rear, Tiagra 28.6mm band clamp front.
SHIFTERS Shimano Tiagra Dual Control STI, 18-speed.
CHAIN Shimano HG72
FREEWHEEL Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 12-25.
CRANKSET Shimano Tiagra, 52/39, 165mm (47), 170mm (50-53), 175mm (55 - 62).
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-UN52, 68 x 110mm.
PEDALS Ritchey Mountain Comp, clipless.
BRAKESET Avid Shorty 4 cantilevers w/ Shimano Tiagra levers.
HANDLEBAR Ritchey BioMax II Road, 400mm (47-50), 420mm (53-55), 440mm (57-62)
STEM Ritchey Comp Road (+6°), 90mm (47-50), 100mm (53-55), 120mm (57-59), 130mm (62).
GRIPS Cork tape.
SEATPOST Ritchey Road, 6061, 250mm x 27.2mm w/ cromo seatpin.
SADDLE Selle Italia XO Genuine Gel w/ Leather top & Kevlar corner, manganese rails.
WEIGHT 23.00 lbs
Does the frame have horizontal dropouts? nmDave Hickey
Jan 16, 2003 12:55 PM
Nope...Jamis Nova Cross Bike (NM)mikebikr
Jan 17, 2003 5:12 AM
Less than $150 in partsWheelabrator
Jan 19, 2003 10:54 AM
I just converted an old Cannondale(1988)to a fixed gear. Used a Suzue hub, MA3 rim, DT 14 ga. spokes for the wheel, 39 tooth Salsa chainring, and a 16 tooth cog in back. My bike has vertical dropouts but with that combination the gearing and chain tension are good. I worked with the mechanic at LBS to get the gearing combo worked out, as the bike had Campy 8 speed components (C-Record, I think). You may have an easier time by having more choices on chainring sizes, I was limited to 39, 40 & 42 due to 135mm bolt pattern on the cranks.

And if you choose to convert to fixed gear, you will probably be limited to a single gear combo that will work. I got lucky with mine. Just waiting for a decent day to take it out for the first time. Also will be my first experience on fixed gear. Should be fun.
If you want to spend another $150...OTG
Jan 19, 2003 2:20 PM
...you could buy one of these hubs:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/white-hubs.html

Hubs that allows 15 mm adjustment even with vertical
dropouts. Not cheap, however. Hell, I bought a
complete roadbike plus surly track hub for less.
Probably only worth it if you have a really nice
frame you'd like to use as a ss/fixed.

-owen