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    I am interested in fixed gear. would like to start with a conversion to learn. I have a specialized mountain bike. could I start with this or should I pick up a cheap road bike to convert?

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    go with whatever frame you are most comfortable with. fixed gear isn't frame specific...have fun!

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    if your old MTB has vertical dropouts you may run into some chain tension issues..but you can use a magic ratio that will work or get a white industries eno hub

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    can anyone help me out with some ABC's on conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headgear
    can anyone help me out with some ABC's on conversion?
    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html

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    what type of hub best suits a MTB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headgear
    what type of hub best suits a MTB?

    spend a couple of days reading what's in those links..you'll be well sorted.

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    If you have the option, go for a road frame. A MTB wouldn't give you the geomtry for a solid fixed ride. You'd have a very different feel to breaking and turning would be less sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitbraviking
    If you have the option, go for a road frame. A MTB wouldn't give you the geomtry for a solid fixed ride. You'd have a very different feel to breaking and turning would be less sharp.

    Peace
    Every fixed mtb I've ridden has felt pretty good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Every fixed mtb I've ridden has felt pretty good to me.
    +1
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    Eno hub. The solve all.

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    yeah those eno hubs are crazy. i thought they were a fishy gimmick(chub hub) but they seem to work which opens up a whole floodgate of conversion options. speaking of. anyone ever own a chub hub?

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