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    going fixed from single speed

    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.

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    you're going to want to buy a new rear wheel (if your front wheel has campag record hubs, i'd keep it).

    you'll need a new rear wheel with a track hub because fixed hubs have a lockring with reverse threading, to keep the cog (with regular threading) from spinning off due to backpressure/skidding.

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    yeah but...

    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.

    cheers.

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    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.

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    Just thread a fixed cog on there and give it a shot. No need to weld or locktight. Don't ruin a nice hub. Just keep your brakes on and go ride to see if you like it. Then go buy the correct wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    Just thread a fixed cog on there and give it a shot. No need to weld or locktight. Don't ruin a nice hub. Just keep your brakes on and go ride to see if you like it. Then go buy the correct wheel.
    he may not live to buy a correct wheel if he does that

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    You could keep your suicide high flange Campy hub and run a fixed cog with or with a 'lockring' (really doesn't matter) as long as you're running a brake.

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    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?
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    nah mate

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    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.
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    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.

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