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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 09-24-05, 04:06 PM   #1
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questiosn for fixie riders on mtb frames...

who ride brakeless on narrow 700c's. how would you compare the ride to a typical road conversion? pros and cons of the mtb frame (aside from it probably being much heavier)?
ive been thinking about replacing my centurion accordo conversion with a mtb frame for my full time commuter. bottom line, full utility, bombproof, no frills, more versatility. id be able to change wheels easily depending on weather.
any thoughts?
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Old 10-16-05, 11:43 PM   #2
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Bumping this old thread because I was going to ask the same thing
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Old 10-17-05, 12:27 AM   #3
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if the mtb cas horizontal dropouts and can take 700C wheels (being a 29er or a 26er w/ample clearance), you're golden. It'll have a vey high bottom bracket, so when you sneak onto the track in the middle of the night when nobody is looking and can stop you, you WILL NOT hit the banks, even with a 180 crank. If the mtb is set up for vbrakes or cantis, you could try running a BMX U-brake in front. Still, I think that a frame with trackish geometry and ample tire cearance is a better bet for a bad-weather fix.

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Old 10-17-05, 02:34 AM   #4
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Now officially taking offers for Kogswell fixed mountain hubs and for someone to bring my mountain bike back from Quebec City so I can have a badass mountain fixed bike for the winter when I'm feeling wussy in the snow.
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