Bicycle Mechanics - Re-space/ re-dish on 26" freewheel
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12-12-06, 11:20 AM
Anybody know if the classic suicide convesion works on Mountain bike dropout spacing? Any suggestions on how it could be made to? I'd really like a low geared Fixed MTB for the winter. Thanks.
12-12-06, 11:26 AM
Are you using a standard threaded road hub?
12-12-06, 02:21 PM
Of course it works. Every bike/hub is different so you gotta get your hands dirty to see how it works out. My first fixed was a suicide MTB built out of the junk wheel of a friend. I had to unlace the wheel and switch the L and R spokes because getting decent chainline required reversing the dish of the wheel. You could find yourself in the same boat which is good news if you like building wheels:)
12-12-06, 03:27 PM
Hmm, might be an excuse to buy one of those cheap truing stands at MEC. I'm not using a road hub, I'm using an MTB freewheel hub.
LóFarkas, did you replace the BB with a shorter one?
Also, in terms of wheelbuiding is this very hard to do?
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