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    BMX Freewheel on a fixed hub?

    I have a IRO Delux Wheel, it is fixed/fixed and I want to try out a SS, its from an IRO Mark V so I believe its spaced for 120, I put an add on CL trying to trade wiht someone for a similar wheel that is fixed/free or something of the sort, and I got alot of e-mails telling me that I could put a "bmx freehweel" on it, is that true?

    I tried searching for "bmx freewheel" and I am not sure what exactly I would need, would it be best to just build up a SS wheel?

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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Yup, I had one on mine. Works just fine.
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    Thread the freewheel on one side and ride. That's all there is to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3rmz
    I tried searching for "bmx freewheel" and I am not sure what exactly I would need, would it be best to just build up a SS wheel?
    Have you ever had any other bike than this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton
    Have you ever had any other bike than this one?
    Yes, actually I know a bit about bikes, learning more every day, thanks to places like this.

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    werx great
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    the only difference between a fixed hub and a freewheel is the reverse threading for the lockring. a bmx freewheel will have no problems.

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    Do I need some kind of special wrench to install them? Is it brand specific or is there a universal one?

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    you need a special tool to get them off. only a special tool couldn't figure out how to get them on. universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    you need a special tool to get them off. only a special tool couldn't figure out how to get them on. universal.

    haha. oh snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3rmz
    I have a IRO Delux Wheel, it is fixed/fixed and I want to try out a SS, its from an IRO Mark V so I believe its spaced for 120, I put an add on CL trying to trade wiht someone for a similar wheel that is fixed/free or something of the sort, and I got alot of e-mails telling me that I could put a "bmx freehweel" on it, is that true?

    I tried searching for "bmx freewheel" and I am not sure what exactly I would need, would it be best to just build up a SS wheel?
    Dude, just take it to the LBS.

    Based on the questions you are asking you don't know what you are doing. Take it to a professional and get it over with.

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    He's here to learn how to do it himself, and that's what these forums are for. Just get a freewheel, and thread it on by hand.. put the chain on, and take the bike for a ride, making sure to really put some torque on it to tighten it up. Make sure you grease the threads before threading it on. Then you're done. If you decide to take it off, you will need a freewheel tool, which do vary slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekRI
    He's here to learn how to do it himself, and that's what these forums are for.
    I beg to differ. These forums are to talk about bikes and bike issues, not necessarily "teach me how to work on my bike"

    If the guy doesn't know what a BMX Freewheel is or how to put one on, a thing that I would venture to guess that most on this forum learned at age 10-12* (no offense j3rmz), then he should just take it to the LBS.










    *Hey, everone can't know everything. I'm a newb at lots of other things.

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    To each his own. I prefer to be helpful, and return the favors others have done for me.

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    There is a mechanics forum but I dont mind technical questions here. I've learned a ton from reading random threads here.

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    To clarify why you don't really need a tool to install he freewheel, since the freewheel spins freely in the dirction that would normally loosen the cog, there is no way the freewheel is going to loosen. normal pdealing, however, will tighten the cog. as long as you get the freewheel seated against the hub, which can be done by hand, the freewheel will be tightened by the chain the first time you accelerate.
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    Thanks, honestly, I actually know a fare amount about bikes but for whatever reason this whole freewheel thing is throwing me off, just ordered one...

    thanks for the tips

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    Cool.

    BTW. If you are in a hurry, every bike shop has them in stock.

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