Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Could this wheelset be converted to fix?
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So im converting a old steel frame to fix and i need a new wheelset. im thinking of getting this since its so cheap: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=131&subcategory=1197&brand=&sku=11252&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=
can i just put a fix cog in and it'll work? or do i need like a whole new hub or something.
btw any tips on straightening a crank thats alittle wobbly?
you could use it IF your bike has 135mm rear spacing, and you don't have any qualms with the "suicide wheel/bumbike" way of life.
if you're buying a new wheel for the purpose of a fixed gear, get one with a track hub.
irocycle.com and harriscyclery.com are good places to look.
It has a cassette hub. You would need an adapter like the Surly Fixxer ($75).
cabana 4 life
04-22-05, 01:06 AM
check out this post look at the pic that boston fixed posted mine looked just like the second one
04-22-05, 08:38 AM
No you cannot just put a cog on that rear wheel and ride fixed.
You can however put a cog and spacers on it and ride SS.
Read Sheldon Brown's site about fixed gear for further enlightenment.
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