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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:39 pm 
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hey everyone,

i am new to bikes, i just bought this on ebay, but it only has one gear, im wanting to upgrade to a 10 gear setup on the rear wheel,

please let me know if its possible, and if you have the parts i need to buy :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:40 pm 
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would need to see the other side of the rear hub as t could be a single speed hub in there???

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:52 pm 
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looks liek a halo sas or tornado wheel?
not worth going to 10 speed
look for 7 8 or 9

how much did you pay for it?

is that a gt arrowhead?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:02 pm 
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cool ok, yeah im open to all suggestions, i just want to keep the simplicity and have only one gear selector (hope thats what its called lol!!) on the handlebars

just been and taken a better closer photo hope this helps thanks for the help :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:30 pm 
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this is a single speed setup
whats near the wheel/on chain is a chain tensioner
not sure youd have anything on the handlebars unless it was left over from a previous build
wheel will take 7/8/9 speed no problem
best off sticking to 8 or 9 as the parts are more readily available

you will need
cable and outer
shifter
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chain
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:43 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
this is a single speed setup
whats near the wheel/on chain is a chain tensioner
not sure youd have anything on the handlebars unless it was left over from a previous build
wheel will take 7/8/9 speed no problem
best off sticking to 8 or 9 as the parts are more readily available

you will need
cable and outer
shifter
mech
chain
cassette


+1 for 9 speed, should be pretty simple


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:55 pm 
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oh if you want 3 gears up front, you will need new cranks i suspect
and then of course chainrings


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:30 pm 
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9 gears just on the rear wheel sounds just right thats great!
ok so i think i need:

a derailer, a gear shifter, a gear selecter cable, a 9 speed cassette and a longer chain,

it looks like, even at ebay prices for the cheapest ones its going to cost about £70+ for all this argh!

if anyone has a second hand setup please let me know :)

really fallen out with the bike today, spend over 2 hours trying to free up the seat post to raise the seat, its an aluminium frame and aluminium seat post, ive tried even the blow torch, its really been neglected i think has this bike :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:30 pm 
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im sure you could do it cheaper on here
and crc sales etc.
i love my sram x7 shifter
you may prefer shimano :? personal preference

have you tried belting the seat?
otherwise spray lots of gt85 of wd40 around it and leave overnight
others will recommend pluzgas if you have it

you could also try taking out the bb and spraying stuff down the seat tube hole in the bb shell


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:53 pm 
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I've tried soaking in penetrating oil and also wd40 but I don't know If it's as effective on aluminium?
I've left some caustic soda mix on tonight around the join I'll see what happens!
Ive tried hitting it with big hammers in all directions, I was quite stressed earlier :P Thanks for the tip I'll take seat off and spray inside too :)


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