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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 03-04-06, 08:51 AM   #1
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In need of a Fix.

Hey Guys,

I have a 21 yo Nishiki that I'm possibly interested in converting to a fixer. My original thought was to convert to a cross bike but there would have been some frame cutting, new fork and so forth which would start to cost more than its worth. Anyway, what do I need to do to convert to Fix or single speed?, IE cranks, rear gear etc. My rear wheel is the old 130mm spacing with a freehub (not cassette). Also what are the advantage of fix vs single speed. I will probably use the Nishiki as an alternative to regular training rides or take it with me when I travel rather than take my road bike. What gearing is recommended (Its very hilly here in No. Georgia). If you need more info just ask. I appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-06, 09:43 AM   #2
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Start by reading this:

http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html

and this:

http://sheldonbrown.com/deakins/how-...onversion.html
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130mm? do you mean 126mm?
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Old 03-04-06, 11:21 AM   #4
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130mm? do you mean 126mm?
Yeh, 126 mm. fixedpip provided me with a great resource for "fix"ing my bike. Thanks.
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