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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 04-14-07, 09:29 AM   #1
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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
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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;
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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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Old 04-14-07, 01:20 PM   #6
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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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Old 04-14-07, 02:40 PM   #7
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Like this?
http://velospace.org/node/1939
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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.
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i had a peugeot fixie conversion. god i loved that bike. too bad it got jacked.
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