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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 08-08-06, 11:31 AM   #1
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Two questions for you guys...

1. I am about to order my rear cog for my first fixed gear, and i was wondering, which should i get for a fixed gear, 3/32 or 1/8?

actually, there is only 1 question, sorry about that

thank you all in advance, it is much appreciated.

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Old 08-08-06, 11:37 AM   #2
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1. It's best to match everything else. If your chain is 1/8" either will work.
2. Install rim tape. A spoke hole might have a burr which is causing a flat in the tube.
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Old 08-08-06, 11:39 AM   #3
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1. I am about to order my rear cog for my first fixed gear, and i was wondering, which should i get for a fixed gear, 3/32 or 1/8?

2. I recently put my wheels all together, but the day after i put everything together, they were completely flat, any answers as to why this happened and how i can fix it?

thank you all in advance, it is much appreciated.
1. depends on your chain and chainring. strictly speaking its best to go all 1/8 or all 3/32 but 3/32 cogs will work with everything.

2. could be a bad tube, but i'd check the tire (inside and out) for pieces of glass etc. and check that the rim tape completely covers all the spoke holes. either way you're probably stuck getting a new tube.

edit: ha! great minds thurston.
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i just picked up a new surly 1/8" cog today. my 3/32" cog was not making me happy... fatter is better, when it comes to fixed gear (imho). better chain engagement, more strength, more faith in your equipment.
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