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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-21-05, 06:43 PM   #1
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Could this wheelset be converted to fix?

So im converting a old steel frame to fix and i need a new wheelset. im thinking of getting this since its so cheap: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

can i just put a fix cog in and it'll work? or do i need like a whole new hub or something.


btw any tips on straightening a crank thats alittle wobbly?


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Old 04-21-05, 06:46 PM   #2
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you could use it IF your bike has 135mm rear spacing, and you don't have any qualms with the "suicide wheel/bumbike" way of life.

if you're buying a new wheel for the purpose of a fixed gear, get one with a track hub.

irocycle.com and harriscyclery.com are good places to look.
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It has a cassette hub. You would need an adapter like the Surly Fixxer ($75).
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check out this post look at the pic that boston fixed posted mine looked just like the second one
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No you cannot just put a cog on that rear wheel and ride fixed.
You can however put a cog and spacers on it and ride SS.
Read Sheldon Brown's site about fixed gear for further enlightenment.

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