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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Can I convert a 1x9 speed bicycle to single speed by putting 9 identical cogs into cassette?

As the cogs in cassette seem separable, can it be converted into single speed by just putting the 9 identical cogs of the gear you like and retaining the rest of the gear mechanism as it was? Such a ...
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18 Speed Mountain Bike Single Speed Conversion

As of right now I currently have an Apollo 18 speed freewheel bike (3 Front and 6 Rear) I bought from Halfords but I have decided that I want to convert it into a single speed bike. This is because I ...
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Converting Threaded BB Shell To Press Fit Shell

I have a bike with worned thread on the BB bracket shell. I talked to a mechanic, and he said that is difficult to repair the shell. The main problem is that he and most bike mechanic here has no tap ...
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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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1x7 mtb electric conversion?

I picked up a '93 Marin Bear Valley SE from a vintage store and spent time restoring it (surface rust, old components etc). I was pleased with how it turned out and enjoyed riding it, nice old steel ...
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Can I upgrade my flat handlebars to drop handlebars [duplicate]

I have a Giant Escape 3 Disc https://www.martinsbike.com/product/giant-escape-3-disc-383035-1.htm I usually ride about 10 miles every day, and I really like the look and feel of drop handlebars. is it ...
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Why are IGH minimum gears expressed as ratios not contigent on wheel size?

I've wondered about this before, but I'm doing a Brompton Rohloff conversion for someone and the moment has finally arrived where it's not just a theoretical issue: Shimano and Rohloff both recommend ...
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Tiagra 4700 1x setup? looking for a rear derailleur and cassette combo

Triyng to convert a Specialized CrossRoads to a fun 1X setup. I have a flat bar 4700 10s shifter and i'm looking to complete it with a 10s rear derailleur. From my understanding, 4700 does have the ...
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I bought a brand new 26” Seachange beach cruiser that only has the brake in back tire rim when pushing pedals backwards! I am putting a motor kit on [closed]

As I started this project first thing I needed to do was pull the back tire off, remove the brake arm from the rim to be able to put the wheel for the motor chain on! Ok I was able to do said process ...
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Converting a derailleur to internal gear hub

I use my bike for commuting and trips around the countryside (about 400-500km per trip). I'm tired of changing the chain and gears (when I overdrive the chain's lifetime - my bad, I know) as often as ...
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How do I use a freewheel as a single-speed?

Can I disassemble a free wheel sprocket and use it as a single speed sprocket or I have to buy a single speed sprocket?
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Converting friction shifters to SIS or STI shifters

Edit: I'm now worried the main issue might be if it's at all possible to mount cable stops to the top mount position the cables exit the DT into the shifters. As I mentioned, I'm not there to take ...
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Another flatbar to dropbar conversion noob

I am thinking of changing my Boardman HYB to a drop bar setup. Trying to avoid having to change the entire group set if I being honest as I am on a tight budget. Currently, its Shimano Acera 2x9 and ...
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Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?

I have a working lightning system on my bike with wired front and rear lights, powered by a dynamo. The dynamo's plastic has broken and I have repaired it several times now, but now it is FUBAR. ...
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Shimano Deore as Gravel Bike

I have this MTB with Deore M5100 groupset (2 x 11 speed) and I want to convert this MTB to gravel bike. (Converting from straight bars to drop bars.) Is there any brifter compatible for this series? ...
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Road bike to CX/Gravel conversion

I have a Cinelli Experience 2016 road bike with rim brakes that allows up to 28c tyres as per Cinelli's specifications. Somehow, Cinelli keeps mentioning it's fit for gravel as well. I'm looking ...
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Converting to 3x from 1x

I have a Liv Alight commuter bike that was sold with a single chainring 38T with combined cranks. Its mated to a 7spd cassette 14T-34T. Would i just be able to get a regular shimano alivio/tourney ...
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Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 (2021)

I have a Shimano GRX RX400 long cage on my 2x10 Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 (2021). Can I change to an 11 Speed Cassette, GRX 600 Right Shifter and 11 speed chain to convert it to a 2x11 speed drive train. ...
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Drivetrain 2x conversion to 1x

I wish to know more about converting a 2x to a 1x, especially the Force AXS eTap group set. I currently have a double chainring, but want to ditch the Front Derailleur and go to a single chainring. I ...
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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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MTB to Drop Bar Conversion [duplicate]

I currently have a cheap begginer’s MTB. A Toseek Brandon 27.5er 1x8 with hydraulic disc brakes and I came across a circular drop bar handlebar close to my original flatbar diameter. Is there a ...
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Conversion to horizontal dropouts (for fixed gear), V-brake

If I convert vertical dropouts (as on picture) to horizontal dropouts as on youtube video by cutting and welding: . Will there be any challenges with the V-brakes ? If ...
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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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Can I operate more than one motorized wheel from one motor control unit?

Can you use 2 ebike wheels front and rear or two rear ones on a three wheeler tricycle but operated by the one controller?
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Convert single speed, steel framed, vintage track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a steel framed single speed vintage track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more ...
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Convert track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more hills where I am now living so would ...
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Tektro HD-M290, change to a dropbar lever configuration. Which levers are compatible?

I want to change my cowboy flat handlebar to a drop bar. I have Tektro HD-M290 brakes and I'm searching for a compatible model of drop bar levers. The bicycle has automatic speeds, so I just need ...
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Convert road bike mechanical disc brakes to hydraulic

Im relatively new to road bikes, i was a mtb user my whole life. So i wanted to ask if its possible to change my road bike mechanical disc brake to hydraulic disc brake. I currently have the sora ...
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Converting hybrid to gravel bike, flat to drop bars and brifters?

I'd really like some advice on changing the bars on my bike to drop bars from flat. My bike is nothing special, but I really like it and would like to try to convert it, rather than buy a new bike. I ...
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Converting 3*7 speeds to 1*12 or 1*11

I have a 3 * 7 Shimano set. I would like to change this into either a 1 * 12 or 1 * 11. How much would the conversion approximately cost? I am new to the biking world, so forgive me if I am saying ...
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Conversion to single speed: crankset specs?

I picked up a cheap frame recently which came with bottom bracket, 3x speed chainring, crank arms and pedals, handlebars, forks, and front & rear rim brakes. I've removed the chainring and right ...
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Converting Sram Force 22 crank to Force 1

I have an existing Sram Force 22 groupset and want to convert this to a Force 1X system. My question is in relation to the chain rings. If I just swop the rings for the a narrow wide Sram Force 1 ...
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Change Shimano GRX 1x to 2x

This may be a stupid and uncommon (definitely seems so) question. Also forgive me for potential etiquette violations, as this is my first one on bike stackexchange. I'm thinking about buying a gravel ...
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What initial improvements can I make to a Schwinn Sidewinder?

I bought a Schwinn Sidewinder from Walmart last night in a desperate attempt to get some exercise. I took it home and rode intensely for an hour, it was fantastic! I may be wrong, but I see bicycles ...
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1x Conversion FC-T8000

I've had a 2016 Ghost Square Cross 6 bike for about two years and I just realized that I never change the front gears once. To reduce clutter, weight and just make my bike easier to clean, I want to ...
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Can I use an 1/8" chain on an old 8speed I'm converting to single speed?

I am in the process of converting an old road bike of mine into a single speed. I bought new crank arms, rear wheel (with a conversion kit), and a rear derailleur. Do I need to use a 3/32" chain, ...
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Bar end shifters onto a flat bar - temporary fix solution

I have a bike in progress that will use Shimano bar end shifters, but I am putting on a Jones Loop Bar. I am ordering a set of Paul's Thumbies, but they will take over a month to reach me. In the ...
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Adapter for a Shimano 7000 Crankset to BB30 Pressfit

OK. I am confused with all these BB standards. I'd appreciate it if someone points out the correct adapter for my Opus Allegro 4.0 with a bb86.5 monocoque running on a Tiagra 4600 groupset and FSA ...
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Carrera Crossfire 2 Hybrid Bike to a road bike [duplicate]

I have a Carrera Crossfire 2 Hybrid Bike. I would like to convert this to a full road bike. Is it possible?, if so what changes will I need to make.
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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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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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700 wheels on bike made for 27" wheels

I just bought an older road bike with 27" wheels. I am curious if I can mount 700 wheels (typical road size) on it. Has anyone ever done this? The main reason I am interested in doing this is so ...
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Can I put other type of fork to a downhill frame? Is this a DH frame?

I've recently bought a 29er downhill frame and since I am new to MTB, I was wondering if I can put an other type of fork to this dh frame. Something like an enduro fork with 180mm travel? ! The ...
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Disc brake conversion for Trek 7.5 FX from 2012 [duplicate]

Looking for a few tips to help me with a project. I got a Trek 7.5 FX 2012 as a hand-me-down and love the bike, but I am having trouble getting used to the brakes. I would like to do a conversion to ...
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Converting my Raleigh Equipe to a single speed: Can I use a conversion kit?

I am a complete bike novice and am trying to convert my raleigh equipe road bike into a single speed (after a plastic bag blew out my rear derraileur). I have purchased a single speed conversion kit: ...
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Can I convert the brakes from rim to disc [duplicate]

I have a 1990s vertik 2 it's the mountain bike one and I am wondering if I could convert the rim brakes to disc brakes if so what are good budget options
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Converting Surly new hubs from 130mm to 120mm

Can I convert 130mm Surly New hub from 130mm to 120mm by simply replacing with a 120mm axle? I have a 130mm hub that I'm running on a sscx bike, and want to use the wheel for a track bike with 120mm ...
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Converting RockShox Pike DJ 2018 forks from 140mm to 100mm of travel

I have a pair of RockShox Pike DJ forks at 140mm of travel that I bought fairly recently. The specific model number and details are as follows: Model ID: FS-PIKE-DJ-A3 Year: 2018 Spring: Solo air ...
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Commuter/ road bike from a MTB frame

I have an entry-level 27.5 mountain bike and I will be moving to London this summer. Since I won't be riding it on trails anymore I thought I can keep the frame and wheels and build a commuter bike or ...
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Jamis Commuter 4 conversion to derailleur geared

I'm trying to convert my Jamis Commuter bike with an IGH to a 10 speed derailleur setup. I've got a bit stuck on the project with the rear derailleur. Here's what I want to verify. Looking at the ...