Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - surly fixxer + generic hub
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07-07-05, 03:17 PM
I'm converting my marin into a low-gear fixed. dumping derailleurs, rear hydraulic, cogs. the hub is generic, but it does take a shimano hyper-glide cassete — can anyone tell me if that is enough for the fixxer to work?
07-07-05, 03:45 PM
As far as I can tell: yes.
The fixxer works on any Shimano (and afaik: Shimano-compatible, since they're the same form-factor, just not made BY Shimano) cassette, aside from the "Silent Clutch" ones and certain Dura Ace ones.
At the very worst, you might have to do some filing & finagling to get it to fit perfectly, like thisguy (http://fixedgeargallery.com/resources/stevens/).
07-07-05, 05:36 PM
the last time i was at Cycle Smithy i saw one in their case downstairs in the repair shop.
From the blog:
One other note regarding the Fixxer: as I said, it is designed to work on most Shimano hubs. This does not just mean Shimano compatible hubs, as that refers to how the cogs fit on the freehub body. The Fixxer replaces the entire freehub body, and the way this connects to the hub itself is specific to each brand of hub. Spinergy, Zipp, etc. generally will not accept the Fixxer.
07-07-05, 07:18 PM
thanks keith – just as I had feared. looks like I'll have to pony up for a new wheel, cause my LBS had problems in the past looking for compatible hub parts. anyone know where I can get a flip/flop hub laced 26" rims? IRO is the only place I know but tony doesn't respond to my emails for some reason.
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