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Questions tagged [conversion]

How to convert part or all of your bicycle from one type to another. For example, from a derailleur bike to a fixie; from an upright to a recumbent; or from dropbars to straight bars.

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Rickshaw electric conversion

Is it a crazy idea to buy a traditional pedal rickshaw and stick an electric bike conversion kit on it? The rickshaw I've seen is the type when the rider is at the rear and so has two wheels at the ...
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Is it possible to convert a press fit bottom bracket to threaded?

I have a road bike with a press fit bottom bracket (I'm not quite sure which kind). The guides I have watched make it seem fairly risky to replace and requires ~$250 worth of tools to replace. I saw ...
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Hybrid flat to drop conversion advice [duplicate]

I have a Whyte Portabello hybrid, I wanted to swap to an adventure bike with drops. I thought as an alternative it might be easy to convert my existing bike instead, and save a bit of money. It has ...
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How do I purchase a drop bar bike that will be converted to flat bar?

I really like the Kona Sutra from both a price and specification point of view. As I have only ridden flat bar bicycles I am not sure if I can used to the drop bar. In case I cannot, I would like to ...
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Can I install/convert a Giant Quick-e+ 2019 to use an Alfine 11 speed IGH?

I have a Giant Quick-e+ 2019 and would like to install either a Alfine 11 speed di2 IGH. My first question is, is it compatible? I've been looking at the measurements and it seems all ok. But when I ...
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Brifters for Shimano Acera M3000 9 speed

I'm trying to find out if I can swap the handlebar on this bike Trek Lync 3 for a dropbar one. It has 9 speeds and Shimano Acera M3000 rear derailleur. Would any Shimano 9 speed brifter work? (...
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Ultegra R8000 groupset want to convert to flat bar shifter

I have searched but could not find any answers for my question. I have the Ultegra R8000 mechanical rim brake group set on my road bike and I want to convert it to a flat bar setup. I have searched ...
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Does a singlspeed conversion kit feel different than a freewheel?

I'm trying to get a steel singlespeed and I find it quite hard to find something in the market that is light and with brakes. Will one notice any difference if, for example, one gets a Cinelli ...
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Raleigh Nitro MTB - 5-7 speed freewheel conversion - 135mm spacing

I have a Raleigh Nitro Mountain Bike that I want to convert from a 5 to a 7 speed freewheel. The rear drop-out spacing is 135mm. Am I right in thinking that all I need to do is get a rear wheel that ...
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Is it possible to convert a single speed rear wheel into a multi-speed rear wheel?

If I buy a wheelset that was meant for a single speed bicycle, how could I convert that wheelset to a multi-speed bicycle? Note that I am not asking about converting a fixie ride into a multi speed ...
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Tourney drop to flat bar conversion [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert a drop bar road bike with 2x7 Tourney brifters to flat bar using Tourney rapidfire shifters? I believe they only come in 3x7 variant, so is it posible to use that and just ...
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Can a 21 speed Shimano Tourney groupset get converted into a 7-speed?

I currently ride a 3x7 Tourney bike, which I’ve upgraded moderately and it is riding nice. I’d like to know if I can somehow replace my 3-crankset for a simple one, and also get rid off the front ...
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Monster-cross build on the road, will it be fun? [closed]

Don't ask why, don't ask how much but this is what I'm aiming at: 29er entry level MTB with light Al frame stripped down Carbon rigid MTB fork (for clearance) Carbon drop-bar handle bars 35c tires ...
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Convert city bike to road bike [duplicate]

I have a city or normal bike and I want to ask, that with the necessary modification except the frame, is possible to convert this bike in a road bike?
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Question about Shifters

I have a bike with lever/downtube shifters. I hate them, feel like they don't stay in gear for more than 10 minutes at a time, and would prefer a bike that has preset gears. Is there a way to get the ...
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Drop bar to flat bar conversion

Gearing 14-Speed Shimano A070 STI Crankset Prowheel Ounce 42/52T Double Chainring Alloy Crankset Shifters Shimano A070 STI Front Derailleur Shimano Claris Rear ...
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Bottom bracket conversion with rare cups

I'm asking this question as I'm interested in the community opinion in the idea of "am I taking the right path" or "is there a better way". tl;drl; - scroll to the bottom, please. Namely, almost ...
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BB height when change 29er wheel to 27.5 wheel

I have a 29er frame Specialized Camber Expert Carbon EVO with 330mm BB height with 120mm 29er fork How much with the BB height be altered if I change to 650b wheels and 27.5 140mm fork? EDIT The ...
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Removing rear hub end caps (Mavic Allroad Pro)

I've just bought a Mavic Allroad Pro wheelset and I want to convert the rear hub from 12x142 to 10x135 configuration. I bought the 10x135 adapters (highlighted in red in the attached image, it's a ...
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Brand new bike, motor conversion, crank moves when the wheel moves [closed]

I have a brand new bike and I am installing a Skyhawk motor. I installed the rear sprocket using a pineapple hub. I am not sure how this could have tightened anything unless it happened while ...
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Single to double chainset conversion

Can I change a single chain ring to a double? I have an old steel frame with a narrow bottom bracket shell 66mm and a single 50 tooth chain ring. I would like to add a 36/40 inner and want to know ...
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Seeking advice: single speed conversion, Fuji ultimate road bike (old!) - Which kit? Which chain? etc

First off - I'm a complete amateur when it comes to doing repairs on bikes. Anything exceeding changing tyres, tubes and perhaps adjusting the brakes is something I've never attempted before. However, ...
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Converting tandem to cargo bike

I live in South America where we don't have substantial supply of modern two-wheeled cargobikes in the market at reasonable prices, so I think converting a tandem bike by dismounting the stoker seat ...
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Campagnolo single speed conversion - can I use a 10sp cog?

I have a set of Miche reflex wheels. I would like to use them for a single speed conversion project on a Peugeot frame. can I use a 10sp cog? what I mean is: can I use one of the normal cogs that are ...
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Convert Cannondale Quick5 Hybrid to a road bike?

I have a Cannondale Quick5 Hybrid. I would like to convert this to a full road bike. What changes do I need to do? Is it possible?
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Can I add a gear to my Tourney 14-34T freewheel

tl;dr Is there a way to easily add a smaller chainring to a tourney 7 speed 14-34 freewheel without replacing the hub/wheel Details: I have a 13" Fuji Women's Adventure 3.0. I've been shopping for a ...
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Presta or shrader valve for mtb?

Is it better to use presta or shrader valve for tubeless conversion on a mtbike, 29" 2.20 tire, and why?
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Adult tandem trike conversion

I'd like to take my old tandem and make it a trike with dally tires and rims on the rear. Has anyone done it. Thanks
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Will mountain bike front derailleur work with Shimano Tourney index shifter?

I am having trouble getting my Shimano Deore DX front derailleur to work with a Shimano Tourney index shifter. I would like to know if anyone else has made this setup work and am interested if anyone ...
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Convert Sturmey-Archer AW hub to AWC

I have a 1972 Schwinn Breeze with a Sturmey Archer AW 3-speed hub (no coaster brake). I would like to replace the internals of the AW hub with the internals of an AWC hub (which has a coaster brake). ...
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Installing downtube shifters with no clamp

I am trying to convert my Schwinn Mountain bike into a road bike. I bought a set of Shimano SL-SY20A 3 (2) x 7 Speed Down-Tube Shifters. they have a clamp attached but my downtube is very wide and the ...
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Front hub conversion Shimano HB-M756L XT to Thru-axle

Has anybody converted a Shimano HB-M756L XT Front to a 15mm thru axle? The problem is that my bike fork has 15mm holes for thru axle but I have a new/nice set of QR wheels. I need to either convert ...
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Can a normal bicycle be adapted as a draisine (to use on abandoned railways with the tracks in place)?

For a long time I've wanted to rent a draisine and ride it down an old abandoned railway. There's dozens of places in Scandinavia where one can do so. Source: Jonas Andréasson, Wikimedia Commons ...
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Can a 12x142 rear hub and 15mm front hub be converted to 9mm quick release with an adapter?

I need to replace a pair of 26er mtb wheels and want to see if my qr fork and frame can be adapted for through axle hubs.
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Convert Cannondale CAAD9 to a hybrid style…? [duplicate]

Can a road bike be "converted" to a hybrid/more upright bike? Flat bars and the shifters/brakes should be simple enough, but will the shifters adapt to my Ultegra set?
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Is it possible to convert Deore Crankset FC-M612 to single speed?

I would like to change this crankset to singlespeed, it has 96 BCD so I was thinking to order bash guard replacing the 40t chainring. The bashguard is this one http://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...
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Can i convert my Road bike to a Fixed Gear bike?

I was just wondering if i can convert my aluminum road bike into a fixed gear bike? If so, what is the BEST/SAFEST way to do so?... Reason why is because i have no need for gears due to the fact that ...
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Single speed to multi-speed conversion with internal gear hub

I currently have a single speed 52m Crew District. I got it as a commuter once I got moved closer my workplace. I live in a fairly hilly area and I am thoroughly missing the option to downshift and ...
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Better to go with a longer spindle length bottom bracket or shorter?

I have a 1987 Panasonic dx1000 that I am converting to a single speed. I was planning on replacing the bottom bracket. To get the measurements I measured the tube to be 70mm (2 3/4") and the spindle ...
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What is the difference b/w dropout diameter(9mm) and 3/8"(9.478mm) Tpi bicycle axles

I am creating a ski-bike and taking this website as a reference: Alpine Ski-Bike. I am having some trouble understanding some things, as it says that "it fits in 100mm x 9mm front dropout" but ...
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MTB front and rear shimano derailleur: which shifters for drop bars?

I would like to convert flat bars of my MTB (old one: ATX 770 Giant, 7 speeds cassette with Deore DX derailleur and 3 chainrings crankset with probably DX as well) to drop bars, for touring purposes (...
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Can I convert a 1x9 speed Madsen kg271 cargo bike to a 2 or 3 x 9?

I know most these days seem to want to go the other direction, but my partner would like more gears on this heavy cargo bike that can be tough to pedal uphill. I think the frame has all of the ...
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Conversion 9 spd to 10 spd [duplicate]

I'm thinking of upgrading from a 9 speed (11-34T cassette) to 10 speed. Scoped out a few components and 1) Shimano Deore XT CS-M771 10-Speed Cassette 11-36T 10-speed HG cassette 2) Shimano Dyna-Sys, ...
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Help with Trek Mountain Bike to Touring Bike Conversion

Besides riding bikes since I was a kid, I'm a newbie when it comes to the mechanics of a bike. Hoping to convert a Trek Mountain Bike (that was given to me) to a bike that I can use for long distance ...
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Buy Time-Trial bIke or convert road bike

I have started doing triathlons but don't want to invest in a Time-Trial bike until later. What are the problems with converting a road bike to a Time-Trial bike?
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can down tube shifters be used with a gear set of 21 gears? (3x7)

I have two bikes - one a vintage 12 speed with down tube shifters - the other a twist shift gear conversion with 21 set shimano gears. I want to put the 21 gear set on the intage road bike - can I ...
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Converting from V-brakes to Disc Brake without existing mounting holes [duplicate]

I have an Electric Bike with rear brakes which are not as strong as front disc brake (countless amount of tweaks never solved it well without rubbing the wheel too much). So, I am looking at ...
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After conversion, Paramount OS is super squirrely

All, I have a custom made Paramount OS from 1991. I converted the bike to be my bike for family rides. To do this, I replaced the handlebars and put larger tires on the rim ~ nothing crazy, just a ...
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Are there geometrical differences between framesets optimised for flats vs drops, other than top tube length?

Question background: I am on the cusp of buying a 'do it all' bike for commuting and light touring. The bike i'm looking at (Genesis Croix de Fer 2015 model) comes with drop handlebars. I would like ...
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MTB levers on a road bike conversion

I've got a Raleigh Olympian road bike I use for commutes and my neck is killing me (congenital problem). So I want to put gull wing cruiser bars on this bike, with mountain bike levers in the center ...