Adding gears to a single speed

cmahlig

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Ok, I have been wanting to add some gearing to my bike so Ive been doing a little research. In order to do this i have come up with a couple of things...

1. buy a derailleur
2. buy a cassette with freewheel
3. buy some rear v brakes
4. buy handlebar adjustments

now if i get these, do i have everything to make my bike a 6,7,8 speed bicycle.
do i need to modify the front sprocket at all?
will i need a bigger rear axle?

reason i am doing this is so i can get a sick bikes jackshaft
 
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HoughMade

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Easier- just get an internally geared hub. Just that, cable and the brakes.

Front brakes would help, but no need to touch the front hub.
 
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5-7HEAVEN

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Your rear frame dropout might be too narrow to make this project successful. I had the same problem, so I just bought a 7-speed Raleigh bike with cruiser-type frame.
 

bluegoatwoods

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I'm thinking along the same lines as 5-7 heaven; converting your bike might be just as expensive (and much more hassle) than just getting another bike.
 
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HoughMade

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5-7HEAVEN

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If you use the internal hub, can you still use the sick jackshaft? I'm asking, because I don't know.
 
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