Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Freewheel To fixed Conversion.
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01-19-05, 06:13 PM
I have heard you can convert a freewheel hub to a fixed gear hub. What all is needed for this process? Does anyone know a good website or something that has instructions?
01-19-05, 06:28 PM
www.sheldonbrown.com (I think? ) If it doesn't work google sheldon brown
800 mb's of details.
01-19-05, 06:30 PM
Sheldon Brown (sheldonbrown.com) has some info. You can use an older style bottom bracket lockring, but it doesn't do much to actually lock it in. Track hubs have a smaller diameter reverse thread to really keep the ring on. If you decided to fix this way I would suggest using a strong threadlock (loctite red or even jb weld) and a rear brake.
01-19-05, 07:32 PM
second the red locktite, had to use 3 feet of pipe to get the cog off
If you have a cassette hub, I have experience with the ghetto engineering required to lock it up. Simply open it up, and flip one of the pawls. Reassemble everything and enjoy your ghetto fixie. That's what I did to my beater around-campus bike when I got bored. You probably should run brakes with this. Mine seems to be going strong but who knows.
I'm not saying this is a good way to experienced fixed gear. But for a grand total of zero dollars, I thought it was fun.
01-19-05, 09:27 PM
If you use the locktight method or just screw it on..make sure you have at least a front brake. So if it slips ....well you know.
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