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    conversion q's

    is it very difficult to convert a roadie into a fixie/single gear?

    do I just thread on a freewheel where the cassette was? (for single)

    will i run into chain allignment issues?

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    yea, well, just use the search and 50000 threads of the same question will come up. but if u want an answer now. no it's not difficult. u might need a new rear wheel with a fixed hub. then just add the cog/lockring or freewheel. the alignment depends on the bb length. i've never had a problem with the standard bb's out right now and the 120 mm spacing in the back. u might have to use more spacers.
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    www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed
    www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed

    Summary: To go SS, you just need to thread on a BMX freewheel if it's an old-style wheel, or spacers and a cog if it is more recent. To go fixed, you will probably need a new rear wheel.

    In either case, if you may need to do some parts-swapping (BB's, spacers) to get proper chainline.
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    Does your road bike have horizontal dropouts?

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    I think so, I havent taken a good look at it.

    its a 1976 olmo that a friends dad is giving to me, I want a single gear bike made out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylandom
    yea, well, just use the search and 50000 threads of the same question will come up. but if u want an answer now. no it's not difficult. u might need a new rear wheel with a fixed hub. then just add the cog/lockring or freewheel. the alignment depends on the bb length. i've never had a problem with the standard bb's out right now and the 120 mm spacing in the back. u might have to use more spacers.

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    research those sheldon brown links then come back and ask more specific questions if need be

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