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    Converting a Geared Road wheel to FG/SS.

    If I bought a set of road wheels made for an 9 or 10 speed cassette in the rear could I convert the back wheel to just a single fixed cog or even a flip/flop or would have have to get new hubs as well? The front wheels are interchangeable between fixed and geared no? I'm asking because of this set I found on Ebay. Looks like a nice set of wheels for good money, but not for fixies.
    Mavic Open Pro Shimano Ultegra 6500 Wheel Set 700c Black Road Race Bike Wheels | eBay

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    The headache this will cause you will not be worth the few dollars saved. Keep it simple and just get a track wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The headache this will cause you will not be worth the few dollars saved. Keep it simple and just get a track wheelset.
    I agree with this, which will not get you a cup of coffee, but just a thought.

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    Ok, but what about the front wheel? will any 700c front road wheel work as long as the spacing is correct?

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    Front will be fine. Road and track bikes both use 100mm spacing up front.
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    That's a pretty nice wheelset for a geared bike. I agree with the others though, get a fixed gear wheelset.

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    You can buy a New Set of Track Mavic Open Pro's with some Formula Sealed Hubs, for about $30 more shipped. It will also have a flip flop hub and you should be able to get it in rear spacing of 120, 126, and 130mm.
    Last edited by Shoeman; 10-04-15 at 06:32 PM.

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