"Sexiest" Singlespeed FR/DH Bike Thread. (What and How-To included)

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"Sexiest" Singlespeed FR/DH Bike Thread. (What and How-To included)
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Posted: Aug 4, 2019 at 8:47 Quote
I converted my Rocky Mountain Maiden last week. It runs perfekt and the cockpit is even cleaner now Smile

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Posted: Aug 4, 2019 at 8:51 Quote
It’s indeed sick tup

Posted: Aug 4, 2019 at 8:53 Quote
bikebike69 wrote:
It’s indeed sick tup

Damn the Maiden was and is on my top list to own plus the gambler tuned

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 13:20 Quote
what spacer kit is that??
Danjel wrote:
I converted my Rocky Mountain Maiden last week. It runs perfekt and the cockpit is even cleaner now Smile

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Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 14:02 Quote
DirtyCheeto wrote:
what spacer kit is that??
Danjel wrote:
I converted my Rocky Mountain Maiden last week. It runs perfekt and the cockpit is even cleaner now Smile

It´s a Reverse single speed kit https://www.reverse-components.com/en/products/single-speed-kits

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Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 17:57 Quote
I'm tired of my cable snapping in my banshee darkside so I wanna go single speed, do I need to change my chain(10speed) and my front chainring? The shimano cts500 tensioner works only with 9 speed chain.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 17:59 Quote
Danjel wrote:
I converted my Rocky Mountain Maiden last week. It runs perfekt and the cockpit is even cleaner now Smile

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Nice bike, did you change your chain and front chainring? Or just got the conversion kit and tensioner only?

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 19:31 Quote
Anybody tried a front tensioner like the yess etr-b?

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 19:54 Quote
im working on machining a front tensioner that bolts on to iscg tabs

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 20:03 Quote
ktm87 wrote:
im working on machining a front tensioner that bolts on to iscg tabs


Nice I just realized those front one dont fit with my chain guide, back to square one

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 20:03 Quote
ybsurf wrote:
ktm87 wrote:
im working on machining a front tensioner that bolts on to iscg tabs

No
Ice I just realized those front one dont fit with my chain guide, back to square one

i could make one with tensioner and chain guide in one pretty easy

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 3:39 Quote
Dawsonmorgs04 wrote:
Im trying to convert my 2017 Trek Session 8 into a single speed. I have a 36t chain ring and a 16t rear cog. For the chain tensioner im trying to use my sram gx 7 speed derailleur which came on the bike but when i got to pedal it keeps wanting to shift and making a weird noise. I got a longer alignment screw and its aligned properly. I even put in a old piece of cable but it still does that. Can add pictures if wanted.

Bro, I have exactly the same issue. I've got a Session 8 with an X7 derailleur and my chain keeps twitching. I haven't been able to solve the issue yet but i did confirm that the aligment is good and the chain actually gets on top of the sprocket tip. Like if it would be to short. I would like the derailleur to be closer to the sprocket but it's not possible and I've ordered a Rohloff tensioner to see if it helps.
Keep me posted if you find a solution.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 5:09 Quote
Just found this thread, Awesome stuff
Here's my Supreme VIP Park with a SB One Boner, Blackspire Snaggle tooth ring & Gusset cog 30/12.
next,possibly is a Reverse short block rear hub. I'd been thinking of SS DH for way too long an gave up 4X so, went SS on my DMR Bolt. I REALLY like the different riding style of finding speed an flow from the line an not braking in stead of mashing the pedals an gears. Only had the car park test ATM cos grown up shit but, CANNOT wait to get this to a hill
 SSDH

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 5:11 Quote
dontomazo wrote:
Dawsonmorgs04 wrote:
Im trying to convert my 2017 Trek Session 8 into a single speed. I have a 36t chain ring and a 16t rear cog. For the chain tensioner im trying to use my sram gx 7 speed derailleur which came on the bike but when i got to pedal it keeps wanting to shift and making a weird noise. I got a longer alignment screw and its aligned properly. I even put in a old piece of cable but it still does that. Can add pictures if wanted.

Bro, I have exactly the same issue. I've got a Session 8 with an X7 derailleur and my chain keeps twitching. I haven't been able to solve the issue yet but i did confirm that the aligment is good and the chain actually gets on top of the sprocket tip. Like if it would be to short. I would like the derailleur to be closer to the sprocket but it's not possible and I've ordered a Rohloff tensioner to see if it helps.
Keep me posted if you find a solution.

sounds like it's trying to ghost shift. Try extended limit screws on both the upper and lower

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 at 8:26 Quote
nojzilla wrote:
dontomazo wrote:
Dawsonmorgs04 wrote:
Im trying to convert my 2017 Trek Session 8 into a single speed. I have a 36t chain ring and a 16t rear cog. For the chain tensioner im trying to use my sram gx 7 speed derailleur which came on the bike but when i got to pedal it keeps wanting to shift and making a weird noise. I got a longer alignment screw and its aligned properly. I even put in a old piece of cable but it still does that. Can add pictures if wanted.

Bro, I have exactly the same issue. I've got a Session 8 with an X7 derailleur and my chain keeps twitching. I haven't been able to solve the issue yet but i did confirm that the aligment is good and the chain actually gets on top of the sprocket tip. Like if it would be to short. I would like the derailleur to be closer to the sprocket but it's not possible and I've ordered a Rohloff tensioner to see if it helps.
Keep me posted if you find a solution.

sounds like it's trying to ghost shift. Try extended limit screws on both the upper and lower

Nope, won't work. The only thing I can do is to adjust it sideways with the short pice of wire I have that usually goes up to the shifter or bring it closer or further away from the sprocket. I don't think its close enough now but even if I replace the adjuster screw with a longer one it will start to press on the wrong surface at the derailleur. Whenever I start to pedal, the chain climbs up on the sprocket.


 
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