Playa+Tom wrote:A single speed should be adequate for all your needs. The playa should be fairly hard this year so there will be less need for higher or lower gearing. Make sure your tires are decent, have a spare tube or two. Do not use WD40 to lube your chain, it will wash out the existing lube in the chain then dry out leaving you with an unlubricated chain. Instead use a dry lube available from bike stores, it is basically parrafin in a liquid carrier, the liquid evaporates leaving the wax to lube your chain and not attracting dust. When you get home hose off the playa dust and use WD40 (which displaces the water) on the moving parts, then use a good lube when things dry.
Korwedge wrote:Can someone explain which gears to put the chain on when converting an 18-speed bike into a single speed?
3 gears at the pedals and 6 at the rear wheel. Which combination would be best, especially considering there won't be as many dunes as the last couple years.
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