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    help

    I want to make a fixed gear/single speed bike.
    i need your help. i have a road bike frame a trek 370 with vertical dropouts. what am i able to do?

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    research...
    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html
    then come back and ask more specific questions

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    so i have vertical drop outs. does that make it impossible?

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    you didn't go to either of those webpages, did you?

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    i did. i've read those pages a million times. i've spent months researching this before i even posted here.

    i dont quite understand all this business: vertical dropouts=flip flop hub
    i am just looking for a little guidence here.

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    then the answer is yes, you can use them. It might be a little tricky, but the white industries hub will make things a lot easier for you. The hardpart about the vertical drop outs is getting proper chain tension. http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html#vertical explains it pretty clearly.

    a flip flop hub is just a hub that is threaded for a cog+lockring on one side, and a bmx freewheel cog on the other. It's not specific to frames with vertical drop outs.

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    1. go to www.yahoo.com
    2. type in white industries
    3. go to their website and look at the eno hub
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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