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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 02-15-06, 10:16 PM   #1
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track bikes and freewheel

can you put free wheel on a track bike w/horizontal drop outs
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Old 02-15-06, 10:19 PM   #2
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sure.

just make sure there's brake holes or you will die.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:23 PM   #3
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yeah i want to have a rear break is why i ask
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Old 02-15-06, 10:26 PM   #4
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Dropouts have nothing to do with freewheels/fixed cogs. Hubs are what you thread the freewheel/cog onto.

Dropouts let you adjust the chain tension easily (horizontal) or with a bit more work (vertical).
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Old 02-15-06, 10:26 PM   #5
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go for it man. but you should also consider putting on a front brake also because that's where most of your stopping power comes from.

if you already have a fixed wheelset, you can just ditch the cog and the lockring. a standard freewheel will thread right on there.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:27 PM   #6
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just don't do it the other way and thread a track cog onto a road hub.
btw, what your doing is making a single speed. (tons of people ride that set-up as well)
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Old 02-15-06, 10:37 PM   #7
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hahahaha
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Old 02-15-06, 10:40 PM   #8
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hahahaha

give him a break griffin. we all started somewhere.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:53 PM   #9
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you're right derek but i just wanted it to be my turn to laugh at some one else's newbieness
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i saw this hipster with a freewheel and only one BREAK.

i felt like screaming at him.
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Old 02-15-06, 11:30 PM   #11
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i saw this hipster with a freewheel and only one BREAK.

i felt like screaming at him.
i rode a freewheel with no brakes, that sucked.
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Old 02-15-06, 11:34 PM   #12
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yeah just jam, your foot in the wheel bmx style
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even some BMXers have brakes on their bikes for urban commuting use.
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i rode a freewheel with no brakes, that sucked.
i rode a freewheel with no breaks, and that sucked even worse.
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let me rephrase, i had a ross 10spd, i took the front deraileur off, for a 5 spd wonder then the brakes fell apart, i had no money to replace, so i rode that until i welded my cassette for temporary fixedgearedness until that fell apart too
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i rode a freewheel with no breaks, and that sucked even worse.
gasp, that sounds terrible
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i rode a freewheel with no breaks, and that sucked even worse.
wait what?
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Old 02-15-06, 11:56 PM   #18
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i rode a freewheel with no breaks, and that sucked even worse.
Not as bad as riding a freewheel with no brakes and no helmet. Almost as bad as riding a freewheel with no breaks, no helmet, and no underwear.
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wait what?
Brakes are what are on your bike and break is for I want to break people's faces who misuse synonyms.
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broke
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Homonyms, endform.
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