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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:08 pm 
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I was in need of some SS spacers to finish a singlespeed build, but I didn't want to pay $25-$50 for the kits on fleabay and the like. Enter DIY!

I just so happen to have a section of 1 1/4" PVC pipe lying around as my crown race installer for straight tube forks. On a hunch, I put the pipe on the freewheel, and the Inner Diameter was almost a perfect match. That meant all I had to do was cut a couple pieces to size, and make sure the cuts were straight, so as to not mess with the chainline. I got my miter box and miter saw out and cut the first piece to approximately 1/2 the length of the freehub. I sanded down the burs, installed the spacer, then installed the cog. I then measured more precisely the 2nd spacer and cut and install that one. I like to make sure the spacers hang over the edge of the freewheel by a millimeter or two, just to ensure a snug lockring fit.

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Did a short test ride on it, and it worked flawlessly, even while really stomping on the pedals.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:19 pm 
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Nice! Nothing better than finding something in the garage that solves a problem. :)

I have a old set of "adjustable" spacers you can have. Next time we go riding I'll bring 'em.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:20 pm 
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Well done! For my DH SS bike, I used a cheap Origin 8 cog with carrier and BB spacers that I found in my drawers.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:43 pm 
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Yes, BB spacers are like they were made for that purpose.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:50 pm 
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Ohhhhhh, I'll have to try that next time, too. Thanks for the tip!

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Nice! That's the HK spirit at work!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:28 pm 
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Shibiwan wrote:
Nice! That's the HK spirit at work!


Cheers, stranger! :lol:


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Sti wrote:
Cheers, stranger! :lol:



*wave hand* you see nothing. *wave hand*

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Sti wrote:
Shibiwan wrote:
Nice! That's the HK spirit at work!


Cheers, stranger! :lol:


Please refresh my memory.
Isn't that the small fat yellow guy who posted some stuff a while back?

Magura ;)

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