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    IndyFab girl jp_nyc's Avatar
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    Flip/flop hub Q

    Is it possible to convert the "free" side of a flip-flop hub to "fixed"? I'd really like to get a set of IRO hubs, but I need a fixed/fixed hub.

    Thanks.

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    Sorta but it generates a ton of debate. Search on Suicide hub and find a million threads about it.
    I have an IRO fixed/fixed hub so you may just want to contact IRO directly.

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    of course you can. whether you should is...well...it's up to you, there's a lot of info out there, and a lot of variables. search suicide hub, bumbike, ummm...yeah. rotafixa. that, too.
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    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_nyc
    Is it possible to convert the "free" side of a flip-flop hub to "fixed"? I'd really like to get a set of IRO hubs, but I need a fixed/fixed hub.

    Thanks.
    I'm confused.
    If you want a set of IRO hubs and need fixed/fixed, why don't you just buy fixed/fixed?
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    I missed that option on the website. Never mind...

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    i dunno, i've thought about this before...i'm ordering a pair of those cheap wheels off bicycle wheels.com to run on my next bike until i can afford some better hubs and rims, and they will then become the beater wheels to get traded around from bike to bike as needed. those only come in fixed/free, so i've debated how i'll use that free side.

    i thought this might be something along those lines.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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