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    Converting Single-speed to Fixed Gear

    I recently got an old 10 speed raleigh grand prix that was converted to a single-speed. What would I need to make it a fixed gear machine? And what would be the recommended sizing for road surfaces?

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    HUH? Single-Speed = Fixed Gear.

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    it depends on what type of wheel is on the back.

    best way would be to get a wheel with a track hub, and put on a nice cog. (that is if you dont already have a rear wheel with a track hub.

    check out the gear inch calculator on Sheldon browns site and find a combo in the 70/75 gear inch range.

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    single-speeds are not necessarily fixed gear.

    fixed gear is, however, a single speed.

    please google this before you make a bunch of people cry really really hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmithepa View Post
    HUH? Single-Speed = Fixed Gear.
    All fixed gears are single-speed, but not all single-speeds are fixed gears. (The first part is not even necessarily true--there have been multi-speed fixed gears.)

    OP, a single-speed could have been converted by simply removing the derailleur and putting the chain on a single cog in back. My point is that it's hard to tell you how to get somewhere without knowing where you're at. The proper route is to get a track or fixed/free flip-flop hub/wheel, but maybe you already have one.

    Start here: http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
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