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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 01-26-07, 08:57 AM   #1
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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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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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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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thats also a possiblity.....if i decide to try that ill post resuls.
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