Singlespeed Tech

How To Convert A Bike To Single Speed - Vertical Drop Out Frame

The following is a fairly comprehensive guide in how to remove the gears on your bike and change them to a single speed. This guide will talk about removal of the cassette. Adding your single gear, chain tensioner and chain as well as removal of the chainset and adding a single chainring. As a difficulty rating I would give this a 4 out of 5. The rating is high more because there is lots of things to cover here but each individual step isn't that difficult to do.

You will need Specialist bike tools for this job and there may be variations depending on your drivetrain. To start you will need to buy the conversion kit. I've used a 32t front here on a 16t rear, having a 2:1 ratio which is good place to start. (Read More)


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