Converting to Single speed beach cruiser

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by stars, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. stars

    stars Member

    hey i im trying to save $ & work on my multi speed beach cruiser. so i have a 7 speed beach cruiser, rim size is 26 x 175 and i don't know how i go about Converting to a single speed for my motorized bike. i don't know the correct Rim i would have to get to Convert into a single speed because the one i have is only for multi speed because of the thread . any help where do i start?
     

  2. Imthegrt1

    Imthegrt1 Member

    Easy and cheapest way is just buy another set of rims.
    You can always find a good deal on cl or eBay or a whole bike for parts from walmart when there make down
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  3. stars

    stars Member

    its hard to know what rim to buy because my hub is a lil bit longer then a coaster brake hub. A regular coaster brake rim wont fit my beach cruiser
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  4. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Should you find the wheel set in excellent condition you best be served to purchase the lest expensive jackshaft kit the cost is less than most of the wheel sets advertised @ about $140.00 on eBay if you decide on install or the popular 2 stroke kits found about the same price ion some cases. If you choose to purchase the 4 stroke kit the jackshaft kit mentioned won't work with that but a more expensive kit will. I'd suggest the 2 stroke setup if you have a lot of traveling in mind.. and possibly a 4 liter gas reserve.
     
  5. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Yeah well depending on your interests I'd setup something with multi speed capability without modifying you current project much more than you plan to. If you want a signal speed wheel without adding all else measure the axle end to end and follow that but keep in mind tire clearance in some instances there's not much to work with.
     
  6. stars

    stars Member

    i just want a single speed because i don't feel like spending time & money on derailleurs, gears, housing & time to do it. i like it old fashion anyway. i just don't know where to start & what rim Would i need cuz a standard coaster brake rim wont fit my beach cruiser
     
  7. desertsteve60

    desertsteve60 New Member

    You might want to check with your local bike shop but you might be able to get away with just taking off your 7 speed cassette and putting on a single speed freewheel sprocket.
     
  8. stars

    stars Member

    if i can get a freewheel sprocket to fit my rim. i can remove the cassette myself & put the freewheel on sprocket on myself.
     
  9. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    why not just use what you have - put chain on a speed you like, then shorten chain to only fit that one gear so no derailer
     
  10. stars

    stars Member

    never thought of that but really i just something i can pedal easy up hills & stiff if i dont have no gas. so what sprocket has easier pedaling
     
  11. chained

    chained New Member

    put your bike on craigslist and see if anyone will trade for the kind of bike you want.
     
  12. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    big sprocket on back pedals easy, goes slow - small sprocket on back pedals harder, goes faster
     
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