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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 08-20-07, 12:31 PM   #1
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New SingleSpeed Setup HELP

I just got a new standard Shimano hub and want to convert it to single speed.

I know i need a cog and spacers, for which I can use PVC pipe.

What about a lockring? Are they neccessary?

Basically, a little help as to what I need what be great.


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Old 08-20-07, 01:29 PM   #2
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Check Sheldon Brown's site.
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Use the end of the cassette to hold the PVC together.
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What you are doing is perfectly fine, and will work well...But if you are starting with a brand new hub, why not just use the tried and true forumula flip/flop?
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