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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: southern california
Bikes: Trek 520, Bianchi San Jose, Campania
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converting SS hardrock disc brakes to fixed commuter
I have been riding a little over a year. I am not a complete newbie, but certainly not an expert yet.
I only have one bike. It's a 2005 Specialized Hardrock Singlespeed with disc brakes. I got it cause i didn't have enough experience to build my own, i didn't own anything previously, and it felt good. now i want to convert it for a fixed/free commuter bike. i would remove the disc brake in the back and buy a different hub and wheelset. Any recommendations for a good hub and wheels? I will be putting a rack on the bike. The wheels I have currently are 2.2". I am thinking of switching to 1.85. Will I need to buy different rims (I use Sunrims DitchWitch). I don't really want to spend more than 150 or $200 bucks since I could probably just buy an old frame and convert it for that price.
Or, am I stupid? Should I just buy a new bike (like the Redline 925?)