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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 08-30-06, 08:12 PM   #1
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freewheel help

I'm working on a new single speed project. An old Raleigh vintage steel frame. I want to go single speed and can get a wheelset with a rear that is a screw-on freewheel....6speed. If I get one of the screw on singlespeed cogs like a Shimano do I need to use any spacers? If so are they special spacers or just anything. I have some cassette single speed spacers left over from my last conversion. Will they work?
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I'm working on a new single speed project. An old Raleigh vintage steel frame. I want to go single speed and can get a wheelset with a rear that is a screw-on freewheel....6speed. If I get one of the screw on singlespeed cogs like a Shimano do I need to use any spacers? If so are they special spacers or just anything. I have some cassette single speed spacers left over from my last conversion. Will they work?
You confused me. What's a "singlespeed cog"?
Are they the same thing as the sprockets that comes on the 6 speed freewheel?

read this http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html
and this http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html#k7hub

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Old 08-31-06, 10:46 AM   #3
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I think by "singlespeed cog" the OP means a BMX freewheel. If so, the OP will have to respace the hub in order to get a decent chainline, and then probably redish the wheel. Read everything on the sheldon brown website, and think on it.
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