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    DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!!
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    My first fixed. What should I do?

    I just got two bikes an early 90s Cannondale, and an old motobecane. I have not decided witch one I want to convert yet I was most likely going to put a flip-flop hub on it. Is it best to get shorter bolts for the chainring to convert the crank; what do I do if the sprocket and chain ring donít line up? The moto has horizontal dropouts but the Cannondale does not how do I go about converting this (with out buy some $150 hub?) [White Industries]

    Thanks for the help guys I canít wait to get this bike going.

    Ps I just got my new Kona Unit and it is awesome!

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    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
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    The Cannondale is going to be a *****, especially if you don't want the ENO hub.
    Either you try the "magic ratio" or you do it fixed.
    Basically, the answer is the motobecane.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    the answer is to read this http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html

    then figure out if french sizing or vert. dropouts are a bigger PITA

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    DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!!
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    yea the (sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html) helped alot what do u mean by "french sizing or vert"???

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    Don't underestimate the amount of info on this man's site:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html

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    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
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    Don't underestimate the amount of info in preceeding posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunlap
    yea the (sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html) helped alot what do u mean by "french sizing or vert"???
    french threading... finding bottom brackets, headsets and stems and sometimes chainrings and pedals for old french bikes can be a huge PITA since the French decided to have their own set of threading standards

    vertical dropouts are a huge PITA when it comes to converting a bike to fixed. you're going to have to find a magic gear ratio, or use the ENO.

    decide which is the smaller PITA
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    THIS SPACE FOR RENT
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    Sell both, get something better for conversion.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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    magic gears:

    http://eehouse.org/fixin/fixmeup.php

    half-links are your friend.

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