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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 06-16-05, 08:19 PM   #1
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narrow front hub?

I have an old Gitane track bike and the front fork is spaced 94mm. I have the original wheels but they are attached to old tubular rims which I find inconvenient for city riding.

I would like to either re-build the wheels with new clincher rims around the original hubs (Normandy with single sided fixed rear - high flange) OR just buy new wheels and leave the originals intact for a future owner to enjoy. Anybody know who makes a modern front hub that can have the spacers adjusted down to 94mm?

I tried spreading the fork blades a little, but 6mm is a lot and those round track fork blades are STIFF.
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Oh, and if anyone has a good source for a 22.0mm quill stem - track stem, please let me know where!
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Old 06-16-05, 08:45 PM   #3
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Sneldon answers your second question with sandpaper.
http://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
0.2 mm is not a lot of material to remove.
As to the first. Could you loose 1mm from the outside face of the cone and 1 mm from the thickness of the locknut with a grinder? This would loose you 4 mm overall.
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