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    Looking for a fixed-gear BMX wheel, does that exsist?

    Hey to the BMX world--- I am building up a fixed folder. (crazy but I have my reasons!) Since folders generally have 20" wheels, I am thinking a cheap solution could be to use old BMX wheels. Are there any BMX hubs out there which accomidate a track cog and lock ring? Used BMX stuff is a lot cheaper than building new from scratch. There does exsist flip-flop BMX hubs but I don't know about the lock-ring-thing, which holds the fixed cog in place. ( a freewheel does not need a lock-ring) BMX is just something I know very little about.
    Thanks for any insight on this mucho apreciated!

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    I was under the impression that flip-flop BMX hubs had freewheels on both sides, so that you can use either LHD or RHD depending on preference.

    Good luck finding a BMX wheel with a fixed hub, riding any kind of BMX on one of those would be like asking to eat ****...

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    Pick up a track cog and a bottom bracket lockring and rotofix them together.

    http://204.73.203.34/fisso/eng/schpignone.htm

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    you might want to use Loctite Red (or similar) product to hold everything
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    I was bored, dunno if it'll help but whatever.


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    you could use one with a front freewheel trials crank, but that's just making things more complicated than they need to be.

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    Probably would cost a lot more too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    I was under the impression that flip-flop BMX hubs had freewheels on both sides, so that you can use either LHD or RHD depending on preference.
    They have threads on both sides. Most of the time big threads no one side and smaller on the other. This way one side is 15-really big and the small side is 14-13. And you can get the freewheels according to LHD or RHD.

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    The BB "lockring" sounds like a plan will give it a try...

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    The BB lockring trick will work. I did that on my 24" BMX cruiser a few yrs ago just for fun. It held just fine. The only time it popped off was when I was purposely riding backwards in circles to test it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    I was bored, dunno if it'll help but whatever.

    Pretty nice.
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    Trevor Meyer used to run a philwood fixed hub. All you need is a 32 hub/rim or 36 hub and rim and lace dat **** together, b. Fixed hubs are way cheap too, the only problem is you'll have to run 3/8ths, but that shouldnt be an issue because I gaurentee you wont be doing anything to huge pedaling constantly.

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    or you could get ANY narrow 36h fixed hub and lace it to any decent 36h bmx rim... be sure to mind the spacing for the rear wheel though.

    if its 3/8" get adapters, not like your going to be grinding rails and doing 10 stair drops with it haha.

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    I'd love to see someone try to ride a box jump or something with a fixed gear.

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    I just built a fixed gear Formula One frame. As usual, with bikes like this, I just Rotofixed the cog and I've had no problems. You can check it out here http://grinderswheels.blogspot.com/ if you want. Just scroll down to the posts about the F1.

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    just saw this thread. You can run two freewheels and two driving crankarms with two of the same gear ratio (eg 42:14 on one side and 39:13 on the other. Just hypothetical.) and the left hand freewheel will cause it to be a fixed gear. It'd look mad too.

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    don't bump bmx threads...

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    But for real, don't bump threads if you don't have some really really good reason.

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