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  •  That Sheldon Brown page bears studying. (1+ / 0-)
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    pHunbalanced

    After a quick look, it seems to indicate you can put a BMX cog on a Shimano freehub.

    The best choice for this is to use BMX cassette sprockets. These sprockets are quite inexpensive, and are available in a range of sizes. They have taller teeth than sprockets designed for derailer use.

    That section is a little unclear though.

    Reaganomics: The belief that: 1) unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for an unlimited number of people on a planet with finite resources; 2) You can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

    by FrY10cK on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 06:03:43 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, basically... (1+ / 0-)
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      You can buy single-speed cogs that fit on a standard multi-speed cassette, and use spacers (or even sections of PVC pipe) to replace the other cogs.

      Here's a kit:
      http://www.universalcycles.com/...

      Or you can just get a cog:
      http://www.universalcycles.com/...

      and improvise the spacers.  Every cassette(gear cluster) contains spacers.  When I converted mine, I found the spacers from two cassettes gave me enough to convert one to single speed.  You already have one cassette, so you just need one junked cassette to tear apart.

      You'll also need some special tools, a cheap kit should do it:
      http://www.nashbar.com/..._

      •  Mucho gracias (0+ / 0-)

        for the links.

        Reaganomics: The belief that: 1) unregulated capitalism can produce unlimited goods for an unlimited number of people on a planet with finite resources; 2) You can increase revenue by decreasing revenue.

        by FrY10cK on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 04:03:54 AM PDT

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    •  3-speed internally geared? (0+ / 0-)

      How about a Shimano Nexus internally geared hub? Those work with coaster brakes. They come in 3, 4, 7, and 8 speeds, IIRC.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 08:44:49 PM PDT

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      •  they've just come out with an 11 too (1+ / 0-)
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        my bike has the 8.. sometimes I wish it had a couple more speeds on the high end.

        •  Bigger chainring? NT (0+ / 0-)

          "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

          by HeyMikey on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 09:47:27 PM PDT

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