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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 08-18-07, 02:31 PM   #1
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single + fixed in one

ok. I know very little about fixed speeds and/or single speeds. I need a clarification. Can I buy a back wheel that can serve as a fixed as well as a single by flipping it around. If so, could you point me in thhe diirection of brands, styles, numbers, etc. thanks
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Old 08-18-07, 02:33 PM   #2
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Yes, it's called a flip-flop hub. But I don't really feel like finding you any links.
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Troll?
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thanks. now I have a place to start.
I'm an avid rider, just don't work on bikes much.
this will be my first single speed.
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Old 08-18-07, 02:51 PM   #5
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formular/mavic cxp22 should be less then $150 for the set.
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I bought my flip-flop set from wheel and sprocket (online) for around $150 for the pair. If you look around a bit its not too difficult to find a cheap set of flip-flop wheels online.
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A couple links to get you going (hey, it beats working!)

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-whl-alex01.htm

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels1.html#622

Good luck!
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Why does every time someone asks a stoopid question here, someone assumes it is a troll?
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because they'd rather think they're important enough to troll than the far more likely answer that there are a lot of stupids out there.
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Actually, the two I've personally called out in the last week or so have been trolls. This time I was kidding, so I added a question mark (like the "witty" clues in a crossword puzzle).
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thanks all the advice guys, I really appreciate it, I'm going to do a little visit to my LBS as well.
Hey, when it comes to stupid questions about building bikes, I'm full of them. not sure what a troll is though, I don't think I'm one - whatever,
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A couple links to get you going (hey, it beats working!)

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-whl-alex01.htm

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels1.html#622

Good luck!

not cheap, yikes.

thanks again.
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