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Old 06-14-07, 03:10 PM   #1
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Rear (road) TRI-spoke

Can a rear (Road) Tri spoke be converted into a rear track wheel.
My Neighbor has a rear specialized 700c tri spoke and i wanted to
know if i can convert it into a fixed back wheel?

He's willing to let it go for 125$ seems like a good deal
but i wanna make sure its worth it and can be changed.
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Old 06-14-07, 03:14 PM   #2
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a surly fixxer should do it (assuming its a shimano cassette)
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Old 06-14-07, 03:22 PM   #3
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It looks like this.

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Old 06-14-07, 03:25 PM   #4
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i'm not sure about the rear wheels, but the specialized front wheels can.

ps. if you dont buy it i will
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Old 06-14-07, 03:27 PM   #5
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The surly fixer is > 50% of the cost of the wheel itself.
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Old 06-14-07, 04:00 PM   #6
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do it. surly fixxer ftw. that will be a hot setup
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Old 06-14-07, 04:46 PM   #7
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ugghh UG freehub, a fixxer should do the trick but the chainline may come out weird.

As I posted yesterday though:
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Or you could post it on the track forum and maybe someone could actually get some use out of it.
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Old 06-14-07, 05:40 PM   #8
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spacers could fix that right?
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Old 06-15-07, 05:35 AM   #9
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spacers could fix that right?
In the right place possibly remember you can't redish a tri-spoke.
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The only way to be sure that a surley fixer will work is to remove the axle and try to take off the freehub body. Some of the early speicalized tri spokes used the old style Dura Ace threaded freehub bodies. These freehub bodies cannot be removed with a 10mm allen. They also have the threads attached to the freehub body and don't have the star shaped recess that the fixer will require. From the looks of it, you may be dealing with the old style DA freehub. Either way, that is a great deal for a tri-spoke. For that price I would buy it anyway and use it on my road bike.
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For that price I would buy it anyway and use it on my road bike.
good luck finding ug cassettes.

I thought that the threading is on the splines but not the depressions was the regular UG but I don't have much experience here and it would be weird to have a high end wheel not accept DA.
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That freehub body looks awfully long... seems newer than the UG only days. There are many freehub bodies out there that have threads obn the outside AND the inside that were made during the transition days.
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good luck finding ug cassettes.

I thought that the threading is on the splines but not the depressions was the regular UG but I don't have much experience here and it would be weird to have a high end wheel not accept DA.
That I know of trispokes never came with UG freehub bodies. This one looks like a few that I have which accept 8/9/10 casettes.

As far as other freehub bodies that are compaible with the old DA std, I don't know of any that will work. Harris Cyclery sells DA bodies for $70 a pop. They are getting hard to find, but they last practically forever if you take care of them, so I would not worry about the body if it spins smoothly.
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