Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - How to Convert Cruiser to Fixie
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So what is the cheapest way? Could I just get a new rear hub?
Cool coaster set up. If you want a fixed wheel bike, you need to get a wheel with a fixed cog, or build one. As for cheap, you can find wheels for ~$100.
08-19-09, 10:14 AM
chain tugs and a tab for screwing down the coaster arm... nice.
08-19-09, 10:25 AM
you'll need a new rear wheel.
just dont be a fool and cut off that coaster brake tab. its awesome and you might want it back.
Heck, that makes me want another coaster setup.
08-19-09, 10:40 AM
lets see the whole bike
08-19-09, 10:57 AM
Is this an Oso bike?
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08-19-09, 11:57 AM
Step 1: Throw cruiser off a cliff.
Step 2: Buy a fixed gear bike.
just kidding... keep the cruiser. coaster brakes are cool.
couldnt I just get a new fixed cog and hub and replace it?
You could rebuild your wheel with a new hub, if you're lucky the spoke lengths will be the same and you could re-use them. Seems just as easy and not much more cost to get a new wheel and keep the coaster brake wheel so you can change back if you want. Either way, new wheel, new hub, a wheel build is going to happen.
08-21-09, 09:51 AM
We're talkin' cruiser, as in beach cruiser, right? If so, you're gonna have to set up a front brake. My friend put together one of these. The way a cruiser frame is designed it puts all the weight in the back making it very difficult to engage a skid. I guess you could ride a really small ratio but the bikes gonna be rather heavy in general compared with a common fixed gear and thus have more inertia.
its actually a road bike, it looks alot like the oso bike but it isnt
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