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converting single speed back to geared

diego felixstowediego felixstowe Posts: 2
edited March 2011 in Workshop
I am a bit of a noviceand i have recently purchased a b and h light weight racer that has been converted to single speed i want to convert it back to a geared bike could someone please advise me of the best gearing setup for both effectiveness and value and anything else i need to know

Thanks :D


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Too many variables - depends on how the conversion was done in the first place i.e. is the rear wheel a standard cassette hub with a spacer kit and does the frame still have a mount for a rear mech?
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    As above the check around for all the deals on groupsets: see what's in your price bracket and that you like the look of, do a quick check on reviews, purchase.

    Bear in mind that 2011 sets are coming out so 2010 bits should be starting to head into the sales.

    As a novice I wouln't worry about the differences: pocket the savings and use that to offset the cost of upgraded stuff when you feel that you need it.

    Re gearing: go middle of the road - 12 -23, 12 - 25 if you live somewhere hilly.

    As you get more experienced, you'll be able to decide what you want and upgrade from there.


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