Orignally, it's a geared mountain bike (2009 KHS Alite 150) when I acquired it more than three years ago.
Later, I converted it into a 1 x 8 set-up; i.e., the largest and smallest plates of the crank were removed leaving the middle only, which has 32 teeth. Consequently, I removed the front derailleur lever and cable. The front derailleur was maintained as a chain guide. Some weights were shaved off. Then, later again, I replaced my suspension fork with a second hand Mosso rigid. Great, the bike got much lighter.
Inspired and challenged by other SS bikers, I contemplated on proceeding to turn my bike into an SS. Then, one day, I just found myself canvassing for the conversion kit. And, another day, I was buying the parts.
And, when I blinked my eyes, lo and behold, my bike transformed into an SS.
Here are the parts I needed and the costs:
- Spacer - P1,100
- 17t cog - P1,000
- Singleator (or tensioner) - P2,500 but got it at 50% off or P1,250 only
- Chain - P0.00 - I used the existing.
- Labor - P100
- Total - P3,450