ive been riding single speed for the last year or so and i want to get a fixed wheel set up, the bike im riding is a conversion with campag record high flange hub with a normal thread. is it worth going fixed on this or should i strictly use a track hub/wheel set specifically for fixed gear. cheers.
i hear you, but i had heard that using locktite type fixatives with a lockring its possible to go fixed on standard thread hubs? [so i am told].
perhaps i'm being a fussy poseur but its matching record high flange hubs laced to nos mavic ma40 rims - they are pretty, ive beem looking for a vintage record track hub to get built but keep missing auctions on ebay or they are just too damn pricey to begin with.
ehhhhh, you could loctite/spot weld the casette but those are called "suicide hubs" and they're called suicide hubs for a reason. i wouldn't do anything that could potentially mess up a nice pair of hubs.
Riding a suicide hub is one thing, usually acceptable if you put it together right and you are $-challenged (can't spare the $150 for a new wheelset).
Suiciding a set of record hubs is so stupid I'm inclined to think that this is a troll. Are you going to cut all the braze-ons off the ciocc road bike you are converting? Maybe spray-paint it too?
no calm down, i was just trying to garner information. my bike is a 1970s bob jackson that i converted to singelspeed, had the wheels redished for riding ss due to the fact i never shifted gears riding in london where its flat as pancakes [mainly]. i have kept the braze ons and left the paint job as is it looks pleasing to me. and before i get lectured for not running a rear brake on a single speed the long reach tektros dont make it down this is also something that make me want to go fixed. i kind of wanted to keep the bike vintage to a degree.
Surly Cross-Check, '85 Giant road bike (unrecogizable fixed-gear conversion
Suicide hubs get their name from brakeless riders who rely on back pressure to stop. If you have a brake, it's far less dangerous. If you have two brakes, it's not dangerous at all.
go ahead and stick a fixed cog on there. One thing you can do is put a bottom bracket lockring on there to make it real tight. When you have an extra hundred quid laying around, treat yourself to a new wheel.