Single speed conversion Qu

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Glen75, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Glen75

    Glen75 New Member

    Jun 11, 2007
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    I have some old road parts, and i was thinking of building up a SS flat bar road bike, just for riding with the kids etc.
    Frame is a Giant TCR C0 carbon
    I also have some surplus Campag Chorus 11s cranks
    Fulcrum racing 5 (campag wheels).

    So i figure i need a chain tensioner and shim kit for the rear.

    Does anyone know where i can get a single rear campag sproket, or will i need to buy a cluster and only use 1 gear?

    I see most SS use a BMX style chain, with my 11s front rings, should i use a normal road chain instead?

    Anything else i have missed?

  2. Peter@vecchios

    [email protected] New Member

    Dec 30, 2007
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    I'll bet a local bike shop has a box of old cogs. One in there is probably fine. Use a single chainring. Since the Campagnolo crankarm spiders have small holes, you gotta use the supplied CR bolts but get some spacers and use 1 chainring(on the inside). Use any old 6/7/8s chain. NOT a 1/8 inch BMX type, make too much noise.

    'Surplus' 11s cranks? Lucky you.