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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?


    thanks

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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).
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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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.

    Enjoy

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