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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 01-18-06, 06:05 PM   #1
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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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http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
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Old 01-18-06, 06:08 PM   #3
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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
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