I went to the bike shop this morning to have the conversion done. But, the mechanic told me that the front crank of my 29er bike could not be dismantled because the plates are riveted and not screwed.
So, I asked him what my options are:
- Go on with conversion but my front crank would still have three plates although the biggest and the smallest plates are useless. But, this is not good to look at. And, it would defeat my purpose of shaving off some weight from my bike.
- Get a new crank. The available crank at the shop is very expensive.
Meantime, I'm postponing my single-speed project and think all over again.