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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 07-05-06, 08:50 AM   #1
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Conversion to Fixed/SS possible?

I have a Schwinn Voyageur sitting gathering dust in a garage... older frame, wondering whether it would be a decent candidate for a conversion to Fixed/SS on a flip-flop hub.

I think the wheels are 27s, not sure where I can find a rear to switch out for the current one.

Any advice? Am I going to need to replace the wheels and fiddle with the brakes to make this work?
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Old 07-05-06, 09:55 AM   #2
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I have a Schwinn Voyageur sitting gathering dust in a garage... older frame, wondering whether it would be a decent candidate for a conversion to Fixed/SS on a flip-flop hub.?
since its an older bike, it most probably has horizontal dropouts, so 'yes', it would be a decent candidate.

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I think the wheels are 27s, not sure where I can find a rear to switch out for the current one.?
shouldnt need to switch it out. Its probably a freewheel hub, meaning conversion of this wheel is pretty simple.

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Any advice? Am I going to need to replace the wheels and fiddle with the brakes to make this work?
nope. search on 'fixed gear converstion'
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Old 07-05-06, 10:18 AM   #3
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Your bible: http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html
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Old 07-05-06, 11:08 AM   #4
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Just don't cut off the cantilever brake mounts! Those old touring bikes are real treasures.
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