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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 05-15-06, 11:06 AM   #1
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Anyone using this hub?

As hosted by the fixed gear gallery:

Sram 3 speed hub converted to 2 speed fix'd (20mb pdf)

Would be great for the hills round here, anyone converted one of these?
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Old 05-15-06, 11:15 AM   #2
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I dunno about those but I know a few people with converted sturmey archers. If I remember right, you can't skid on them.
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sheldon's got a diagram here:

http://sheldonbrown.com/awfixed.html

that's for sturmey archer. never tried it, but i think it's kind of complicated, and you sacrifice some performance
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According to the pdf, converting the AW is a huge hassle and doesn't work as well as a Sram conversion.
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You can convert bendix as well, some guy has one or two of them on FGG.
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no, but i think i will one of these days
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According to the pdf, converting the AW is a huge hassle and doesn't work as well as a Sram conversion.
i've never been lied to by a pdf before.
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i've never been lied to by a pdf before.
It hardly seems to be some great commercial venture. pdf's are known to be truthful to a fault.
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if you want 2 why not just get 10?
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if you want 2 why not just get 10?
because it's possible to make a fixed-gear 2 speed, but impossible to make a fixed-gear 10 speed (at least with the amounts of money anybody's willing to spend on the problem)...
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