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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, 02:53 PM   #1
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First fixed endeavor

I have decided to turn my mtb into a fixed. What is the bare minimum for conversion? First time coverting.
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Old 03-04-06, 03:01 PM   #2
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can I get a fixed cog and modigy the rear hub or do I need a new rear hub? The mtb has horizontal dropouts.
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Old 03-04-06, 03:07 PM   #3
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
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Old 03-04-06, 03:08 PM   #4
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You're probably going to need a new rear hub. This site has a lot of good information on conversions.
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Old 03-04-06, 03:12 PM   #5
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if you have a freehub, you can't even make a suicide hub out of it, but Surly makes a thing that bolts on in place of the freehub body to give you a proper track threaded hub. It costs about as much as a new hub though.
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