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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 10-13-06, 05:11 AM   #1
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Respacing a rear wheel

I have an old flip flop hub on a steel rim which I was planning to use for my conversion. Trouble is, it has one HUGE spacer on the freewheel side, where it had a 5 speed freewheel on. I guess I probably want equal spacing each side (if I'm ever to flip the thing and use the freewheel I plan to fit). I'll get it redished at my LBS, but where the hell do you get spacers from?
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Old 10-13-06, 05:43 AM   #2
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The hardware store sells washers that will work. It won't be the prettiest, but it works. Or you can go to the LBS and ask for axle spacers. They might have some.
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