Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Road Bike wheels fit on Fixed Bike?
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05-21-08, 07:44 PM
I apologize in advance for my lack of mechanical knowledge. I have a set of Dura Ace wheels on my geared road bike. I want to switch them to my otherwise stock Raleigh Rush Hour. Is this possible? If so, what do I have to do?
Thank you for any help you can provide.
05-21-08, 07:50 PM
Fixed gear wheels use thread-on cogs. If your hub is new at all, It's gonna be a freehub. you can purchase a spacing kit, and a device to replace the freewheel, which brings us to number two:
In addition, the spacing between the dropouts might be off. Fixed gear bikes are usually spaced 120mm in the back, most road bikes are anywhere from 5-15mm wider then this.
The front is interchangeable. The rear is 130mm road vs 120mm fixed so that is not compatible.
05-21-08, 07:54 PM
Thank you for the quick answers!
Too bad about the rear; I will run the front.
05-21-08, 08:06 PM
FWIW I have never ran into problems jamming a 130mm wheel on an older bike with smaller spacing. YMMV
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