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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 05-26-06, 09:51 AM   #1
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coaster brake hub to fixed gear

question for anyone out there with some info,

we're sitting in the bike shop and customer wants to fix his coaster brake hub into a fixed gear. is there any way to do this? looking for a cheap and affordable way and its not for riding but for a seperate cause - any info would be great, thanks.
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Old 05-26-06, 10:13 AM   #2
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I don't think it can be done, except for welding the cog to the hub. I was thinking of doing the same and took apart the coaster brake and then gave up.
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yea we got it, a little grinding on the brake and some JB weld did it the justice we needed.

its for this guys grandson i believe, he has cerebral paulsy and they want a fixie bike so they can push him on it and get him some exercise. w00t, fixie FTW

hopefully it works after the whole JB weld process.

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yea we got it, a little grinding on the brake and some JB weld did it the justice we needed.

its for this guys grandson i believe, he has cerebral paulsy and they want a fixie bike so they can push him on it and get him some exercise. w00t, fixie FTW

hopefully it works after the whole JB weld process.
It should work. I JB Welded my BB on my fixie conversion after I had stripped it. It still hasn't budged!

Good on you helping out! That's 10 karma points in your karma account!
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fer real, that's a cool thing to do. cheers.
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