- Surly Single Speed Spacer Kit
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Surly Single Speed Spacer Kit
Got a rear wheel from a geared bike collecting dust in your garage?
Top Features of the Surly Single Speed Spacer Kit
- Cog not included
- 8/9 speed
Maybe it's time you gave it some new life as a single-speed wheel. We now offer a single-speed spacer kit that allows you to use single-speed cassette cogs on the freehub body of your multi-speed Shimano cassette-compatible hub.
About Cassettes & Freewheels
Cassettes and freewheels for bikes are a cluster of sprockets in a range of sizes offering a multitude of gear ratios. The difference between the two is, a cassette slots onto the freehub, which has the ratchet built in and is then secured with a lockring, whereas a freewheel is a cluster of sprockets built around a ratchet and threads directly on to the hub. Cassettes and freewheels come in many ratios, close ratio is when the number of teeth increase in small increments of 1 or 2 at a time, whereas a wide ratio is when the teeth increase in larger increments of 3 or 4 at a time. Most systems will use a cassette hub as these allow for a wider bearing spacing and increased axle life, you can also fit a larger quantity of sprockets onto a cassette hub with 11 speed systems now becoming available. With cassettes you must use the appropriate spacing for your gear levers and rear mech, Shimano and Campagnolo are not interchangeable so you will need to match the cassette to your levers for smooth and precise shifting. Sram and Shimano chains and cassettes will work together as they use the same spacing.
About the Surly brand
Surly Bikes manufacture a wide range of bikes, frames, parts and accessories. Surly are based in Boomington, Minnesota USA and were established in 1998. The company aims to build solid, quality components for a reasonable price.
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