Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Drews Adaptor
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01-13-06, 01:42 PM
So has anyone used one of these before?
I've seen a few photos of these online- It doesn't look like there's a stepped thread for a lockring.
I feel like this is not exactly for street use but moreso for chain alignment of a non/track hub or for racing on indoor track.
01-13-06, 02:23 PM
You are correct, sir. HED sells a similar one. It's intended solely to give you proper chainline on a non-redishable (read: disk) rear for track use (at least in the events that don't require back-pedaling). If it had a step-down thread for a lockring, you would just unthread the adaptor.
01-13-06, 02:49 PM
Do you know of any online resellers of them? My google search only brought up eBay listings...
01-13-06, 02:56 PM
Good point bout the lack of step down.- makes sence
01-13-06, 03:11 PM
the way he advertises them makes them really unsafe for someone wanting to do a street conversion....
01-13-06, 04:46 PM
^ and rightfully so
i used one on my first conversion. locktite on the hub/adaptor threads, then grease on the cog/adaptor, then a BB lockring. its basically a suicide hub for someone who's too lazy or doesn't want to bother redishing. i wouldn't recommend it, but it worked. fyi, i rode with a brake and learned to do skids on it with no problems. that wheelset is no longer in use, but i still can't get that cog off to save my life; with chainwhip or via the rotafixa method!
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