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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 11-21-05, 06:57 PM   #1
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fixed gear on freewheel side of hub?

I have an IRO fixed/free flip flop hub. Right now I have a 16t cog on the fixed side. I was wondering if I'd be able to put a 18t cog on the freewheel side.
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Old 11-21-05, 07:01 PM   #2
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you need some way to keep it there, and nothing will be as failsafe as the normal side. some people use bottom bracket lockrings with loctite and i think some people even use just loctite with the rotafix method. in either situation, you can see how its usually not recommended.
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Old 11-21-05, 07:20 PM   #3
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why not buy a chainwhip and a hozan tool? if you want to do it on the road, you can carry your tool and your other cog in your bag.
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if you really want to do it perhaps it will be better to put the 18cog on the fixed side and 16 on free side, less torque=less chances of coming out
of course lockring & glue & no skidding on free side!
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thanks, that's all i wanted to know.
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And use a brake with the freewheel side. JIC
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