SS kits

decided to convert the old dust collecting MTB to ss as a new rain bike (old one going to the gf). learn me about ss kits.

surly
wheels manufacturing
nashbar
forte

lots of people talk up surly stuff, but $40 for spacers? dont know about wheels mfg, but only $25 at jenson. nashbar is nashbar, but $30 for spacers, cogs, tensioner seems like a good deal.

i hate to say it but nashbar looks like the more versatile deal here.

edit: and forte, but aren’t they the same exact thing?

go to lbs.

ask for a few old cassettes that they changed out.

remove spacers from said cassettes.

???

profit!

edit: use old derailleur for a tenstioner.
i have a selection of 3/32" ss cogs i can sell to you for a small fee. and i can throw in a few spacers.

[quote=“biekridder”]go to lbs.

ask for a few old cassettes that they changed out.

remove spacers from said cassettes.

???

profit![/quote]

^ Yep.

fuck that. go to performance, get the ss kit for 21 bucks. all you need to spend. fuck it.

yea i think pyramid/forte/nashbar are all the same.

get it. i did it to mine.

The shops I work in save all the spacers and lockrings from old cassettes, and use/sell them as needed. Unless you’re a bud of the shop, you’re probably not going to get any for free.

The Forte (Performance) kit is far and away the best value.

I used the performance kit on a friend’s gf’s bike.
It do work.

I just wish she actually rode the damn thing once in a while…

my first conversion had 2 chunks of pvc that slid over the freewheel with a cog in between. if you are even remotely handy it shouldn’t be a problem.

that forte kit looks like a great deal.

stop shifting
tadaaaaa
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