View Full Version : Wanted: Good rear non-disc singlespeed wheel
July 21st, 2004, 05:07 PM
Looking for a good quality rear wheel to save me from having to buy and use a tensioner to convert my bike to a singlespeed . . . anyone have a solid rear wheel (or reasonably priced pair) that will fit an old hardtail and prevent the necessity of a tensioner? respond here or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks! happy riding.
July 21st, 2004, 06:02 PM
If you don't have horozontal dropouts or other method of taking up slack in the chain, i believe you will still ned a tensioner irregardless of what type of wheel/hub/sprocket design you use.
July 21st, 2004, 06:13 PM
10-dog is right, I am selling a wheelset below this post, maybe we can work out a deal?
July 23rd, 2004, 11:44 AM
thanks for the feedback guys, i have learned that yes, i would need a tensioner even if i had singlespeed-specific rear wheel UNLESS it had an eccentric hub . . . so if solid's wheelset has an eccentric hub, please let me know, otherwise i'm just going to pick up a singleator and use my current, heavy-but-true wheelset . . . thanks again
July 23rd, 2004, 11:53 AM
"eccentic hub" I think i had one of those too! Seriously, overall it would probably be eaiser and cheeper in the long run to use a singleator, reg wheel/hubsets are fairly inexspensive and easy to come by. Good luck with the project.
July 23rd, 2004, 12:25 PM
thanks again for the feedback, singleator it will be . . . now to just find one affordably!!! i think i saw them new for about $39 . . . someday i'll have it built up and i'll post a picture!
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