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    steath72
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    Is this a thing yet? Do the usual SS rules apply (pedal, pedal harder, get off & push)?
    I’m thinking of something like a Genesis Day One Disc Cross, what would the maximum tyre size that I could fit? I’m hoping to run 40’s…

    #23543

    gregmay
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    Always been a thing. Quite a few bikes out there that you can run SS. Bang in a Rholof chain tensioner and you can run whatever you’d like SS. I ran my Cutthroat SS for a while that way.

    Advice would be chose your gearing wisely.

    #24500

    mandopicker101
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    Just to hijack this thread…I’ve rediscovered an old bike of mine living in a cupboard at my mother’s house (I’m 42 btw!). It’s a cheapo steel-framed affair with 27 1/4 inch wheels (Emelle Clipper GT, bought at the local Co-Op as I recall). I’m thinking it has a future as a single speed wintery/gravelly hack for commuting and mucking about on.

    Are these conversions as easy as I’ve read online? You just ease in the 700C rear wheel and adjust (side pull) brakes?

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    steath72
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    Could be, although you may need shorter drop calipers. Try it & see!!

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