Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Can you use a Rear Hub as a Front Hub?
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06-17-09, 03:59 PM
just a quick question.
as in take off all the gears, freewheel, reinstall the axle~ let me know. dont utfs please.
06-17-09, 04:08 PM
probably depends on the hub, and whether the hub is a 120, 126, 130, or 135mm.
as long as there is room to space down the axle to 100mm, then yes, you technically can, but i haven't seen it. my guess is that it won't work, but that's just a guess.
06-17-09, 04:18 PM
Yep, width & dish would be your main issues.
06-17-09, 04:19 PM
Yes, you can use that rear HED/Aerospoke/Spinergy as a front wheel...
06-17-09, 04:21 PM
06-17-09, 05:59 PM
As long as the spacing fits, it should be fine.
06-17-09, 07:33 PM
It is often done on fat tire snow bikes. Surly Pugsleys are set up to do that, the idea being if the wheels are interchangeable front to back you can run a different size SS cog on each wheel plus disc brakes.
Front and rear axles tend to be of different diameters - yet another problem to overcome.
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