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    Is a Peugeot a good bike to make a fixie out of?

    I am heading to pick up a Peugeot tommorrow and my plans are to make it into a fixed gear. Any comments on using that bike for a fixie? It looks to be in good shape and the owner now has ridden it before.
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    do you know what type of dropouts it has
    ?

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html#vertical

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    oh shnap it's a clone thread, someone turn on the [165] signal

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    It is a good bike to make a fixie out of. The older they are the more of a headache they tend to be, as they have less standard parts;
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/velos.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo
    do you know what type of dropouts it has
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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html#vertical

    Asking the owner to take a pic of that for me. I heard horizontal are the best for a biked to do a fixed on.

    Why is that?
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    So you can move the wheel back farther to get proper chain tension.

    While you're clicking all those Sheldon Brown links, check out his fixed gear articles.
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    Science is like a blabbermouth that ruins the ending to a movie. There are some things we don't want to know. Important things - Ned Flanders

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    ^^^^ good enough

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    If it's old enough the BB threading will be French, and that may limit your choices in BB spindle lengths, therefore chainline. Other than that it will be good for a conversion.

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    Relacing the spindles etc is a pain in the shorts. I got a good tip that worked for me. I flipped the axle so the short side was on the drive side and ran the chainring on the outside of the crank, the chainline came out pretty good in my opinion.
    Science is like a blabbermouth that ruins the ending to a movie. There are some things we don't want to know. Important things - Ned Flanders

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    i had a peugeot fixie conversion. god i loved that bike. too bad it got jacked.

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