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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 12-07-05, 11:55 AM   #1
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3 speed fixed gear Sturmey Archer

http://cgi.ebay.com/STURMEY-ARCHER-U...QQcmdZViewItem

found this on ebay. it was a 4 speed, they fixed it and now it's a 3 speed fixed hub. im assuming everytime you make an internal hub fixed it loses a gear. i didn't even know there was a 4speed sturmey archer. has anyone done this with 5 or 7 speed hubs or is it even possible? maybe with a shimano nexus 7 speed? imagine 6 fixed gears, more speeds than i need but it's still pretty cool
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Old 12-23-05, 09:56 AM   #2
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bump...I like
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BIY $200...find one and DIY.
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Seems like you can do it to get up to a 4 speed:
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ha...rbrothersa.htm
http://sheldonbrown.com/awfixed.html
But only from:
http://oldbiketrader.co.uk/display_Sturmey_Archer.php

The question is how to do it with:
http://bike.shimano.com/catalog/cycl...=1135352306537

I can't find anything on it...
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you can't skid on any of those hubs though...
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Old 12-23-05, 11:46 AM   #6
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you can't skid on any of those hubs though...
Well yeah, but what's the point of skidding when you've got a perfectly good brake?
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if i had a hub like that i wouldn't want to skid, those things should be preserved. im sure if someone were to turn a nexus 8 speed into a fixed hub they could skid, those things are pretty solid. and it wouldn't weigh a lot considering how many gears your getting. good for touring........ TOUR DE FRANCE PUNKS! (haha that'll be the day)
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you can't skid on any of those hubs though...
why not? too weak?
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Well yeah, but what's the point of skidding when you've got a perfectly good brake?
your perfectly good brake belongs on your road bike.
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your perfectly good brake belongs on your road bike.
Close - my perfectly good brake belongs on any bike I'm riding on the road.
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anyone have an example of skidding killing one of these hubs? I haven't had any problems ... yet
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why not? too weak?
that's the general consensus, but i've never heard of one exploding, so ymmv
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