Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Fixed Gear Cog Newbie Question
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04-10-10, 10:48 PM
Hey guys, I am new to the fixed gear community, and would like to get into the scene. I got myself a used pair of Aerospoke wheels from a 6-speed bike. The front one should fit easily but the rear one has the 6 speed cog installed.
Question is what do I have to do to convert it to a fixed gear?
Lastly, the paint of the wheels are chipping off, and was wondering what are the proper steps to paint them? Can I powdercoat them?
04-11-10, 12:01 AM
For the rear, 1st you need to make sure it has a fixed hub( flipflop --fixed/fixed or fixed/free). 2nd, you would need to take off the 6 speed and install a fixed cog w/ lockring.
04-11-10, 12:07 AM
You cannot powdercoat them, as they are not made of metal.
04-11-10, 12:13 AM
yure probably going to get a new hub..
04-11-10, 01:50 PM
Thanks guys! Are the hubs from an Aerospoke the same size or type as any other fixed gear hubs?
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