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    Senior Member BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
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    freehub to fixed conversion?

    if i were to disassemble my freehub body (shimano) as per the directions on park tools website,and rebuilt it with JB weld instead of grease,would it be safe to run as fixed

    i really like my wheels and they dont make them fixed,thats the only reason i ask
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    If you are willing to spend money there is the surly fixxer which replaces the freehub body and solves your problem perfectly... plus you won't have to buy a new one to switch back.oops link

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    thats pretty cool...thanks
    but im running a 16t and a 18t on my freehub
    i dont think that can be done with the fixxer
    and with a freehub...i have perfect chainline no matter what crank/bb i use
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    indeed.
    If you use brakes and the worst case scenario is you chip some paint, break a couple of spokes, and end up having to buy a new freehub body.

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    Senior Member BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
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    guess ill just have to try the fixxer
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    You could try this method

    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/arti...anula/freehub/

    If you wanted to go back it would mean a new axel and free hub body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot
    guess ill just have to try the fixxer
    Fixxer works fine and it easy to use. I ran one for 6 months until the bike was stolen. I used it for the same reason, I already had a excellent wheel and hub setup. In theory JB Weld should work to lock the freehub. I believe Sheldon Brown mentions a friend of his doing it. Running 2 cogs can be done fixed with the surly dingle. I'm sure it would fit the fixxer.
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    Senior Member BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
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    thats also a possiblity.....if i decide to try that ill post resuls.
    also
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