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Reconverting a single speed back to multiple gears

BigNickBigNick Posts: 2
edited July 2015 in Workshop
Hi, I hope I'm in the right place.

Normally I wouldn't even think about trying to add gears to a single speed bike.
However, I've seen an old Dawes Giro that was converted to a single speed. Would it be possible to convert it back again? I can't do single speed because of disability issues, but I really like this bike.

Apologies if this is the stupidest question you've ever heard. Please tell me if this is crazy talk.



  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    Yep, won't be cheap though.

    Rear Mech
    Rear wheel
    Front mech
    bar tape
    bottom bracket

    That's most of a bike...
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    It depends on how it was made a ss. If a spacer kit was used then take it off and fit a cassette. But then as above.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Depends on how much you want to spend - I can do you most of the above list dirt cheap but working perfectly if you want.

    Bu the rest at CRC or similar in the sales and jobs a fish.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • How many gears do you want/need - could you get away with a single ring at the front and gears at the back?
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