Polly (the single speed Paragon) had two tweaks since the last post.
First, I adjusted the chainline using Sheldon Brown’s (may he RIP) excellent article.
Pretty easy using the spacers included with the Forte single speed kit. The whole thing runs a lot quieter now that I adjusted for nearly 6mm of offset that my “eyeball” method had come up with.
The Rock Shock SID Race XC fork does not come with fender mounts. But if you are willing to possibly scratch your $500+ suspension fork, a hose clamp works fine. I bent the loopy part of the fender mount to match the fork angle, cut a bit of old latex tubing and fastened it all together like this:
Now that is FRED!
Oh yeah, total cost of new stuff needed to convert this bike to a single speed commuter:
Single Speed Tensioner/Cog Kit: $21
Tires: 2x$8 ($16)
Hose Clamp: $2.25
Misc Screws: $1.89