So, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I'm in the process of converting my hardtail from a 2X9 to a 1X11 (SRAM NX) set-up. This is the first time that I'm really doing my own wrenching, so there have been a few small snags along the way. The latest of which is a bent derailieur hanger. I've ordered a new one, but it won't arrive before the weekend. So, the question is whether I can remove the RD and shifter, shorten the chain and "convert" the bike to a SS just for the weekend using the current 11spd cassette. It's obviously not ideal, but just to be able to get some riding in over the weekend.