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I have a folding bike with 1x6 speed. I plan on making it a 1x9. I saw this crank set and cassette, 3x9 speed, for a fairly cheap amount and was thinking of getting them and installing on my bike. If I were to remove the 2 other chainrings from the crank set, would that mess with the alignment of my chain? Is there any harm in doing this?

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    Before you get ahead of yourself, can your folder even take a 9 speed cassette? And why do you want to replace the crank? – Batman Dec 1 '16 at 10:59
  • @Batman I believe so. I measured the rear spacing and it's at 135mm. As for the crank, just to match everything else because I already replaced the brakes and derailleur. – dork Dec 1 '16 at 13:20
  • @dork it is not just the rear spacing, it is the space for the cassette itself. – njzk2 Dec 1 '16 at 15:11
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    Typically, 6 speeds are freewheels, 9 speeds are cassettes (though we are seeing more 9 speed freewheels presumably for E-bikes). So you're likely looking at a new wheel too. – Batman Dec 1 '16 at 15:18
  • Ah yes, they do include new hubs as well. – dork Dec 1 '16 at 15:27

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