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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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    sure.

    just make sure there's brake holes or you will die.
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    yeah i want to have a rear break is why i ask

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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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    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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    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)
    physics hertz.

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    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_
    hahahaha

    give him a break griffin. we all started somewhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Revit
    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.
    "That thing is a death trap"

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    Fence post tubing?
    We need to clone people like you.

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    yeah just jam, your foot in the wheel bmx style
    I pour pot in the birthday cake
    So what! Say what! For my own sake

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    even some BMXers have brakes on their bikes for urban commuting use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallo pesante
    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
    "That thing is a death trap"

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    Fence post tubing?
    We need to clone people like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    i rode a freewheel with no breaks, and that sucked even worse.
    gasp, that sounds terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    i rode a freewheel with no breaks, and that sucked even worse.
    wait what?
    "That thing is a death trap"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Valiant
    Fence post tubing?
    We need to clone people like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by metallo pesante
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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