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Old 06-20-05, 12:53 AM   #1
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Raleigh Twenty Fixed Gear - Need Help

Hi All,
I just bought a Raleigh Twenty folding bike and I'm planning to build a fixed gear out of it.
What is the available fixed hubs for this projects ?
Where can I get it ?
Thanks,
Guy
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Old 06-24-05, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hi All,
I just bought a Raleigh Twenty folding bike and I'm planning to build a fixed gear out of it.
What is the available fixed hubs for this projects ?
Where can I get it ?
Thanks,
Guy
Try harriscyclery.com they know these bikes and they know fixies. also, try posting in the fixed forum.
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Old 06-25-05, 01:21 PM   #3
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I did a no-brand folder into fixie conversion a few months ago - they're great fun.

Measure the space between the inside faces of the dropouts. That'll tell you what size hub to go for. In my case, a 120mm track hub fitted perfectly, but YMMV. And post pics when you're done!
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If you live in the United States.Check the bike Nashbar website as well.They had a 110 mm fixed hub ,Flip flop i think ?and a 3 speed shimano hub available as well as a 135 mm single speed hub.
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There are a few fixed Twenties on www.fixedgeargallery.com - Maybe you could ask their owners how they did it - best way to find them in the mass of full sized bikes is do a marque search for 'Raleigh'
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Don't you have trouble pedaling these things uphill? I have an old Twenty, and it's no picnic going uphill with 3 speeds.
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Get out of the saddle and stomp it, same as any other fixie! The back end is a bit fishtaily and weird, but it does the job.

A fixie is more mechanically efficient 'cos there are no guts rolling around inside the hub gear: those guts have play and friction. The difference is about 12%, IIRC. Add fixie mojo and a fixed-wheel bike usually dances up hills.
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