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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 12-31-07, 10:13 PM   #1
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BMX fixie conversion

Do you have one of these 20" wheelers?
If so, post your ride.

What components did you use?
How much did you spend?

Thanks
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Old 01-01-08, 12:31 AM   #2
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The only one I can find:

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/skid10.htm
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Old 01-01-08, 12:47 AM   #3
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never thought id see a bmx with that long of a seatpost, drop bars and clips/straps
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Old 01-01-08, 12:55 AM   #4
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thats.... ah.... something
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Old 01-01-08, 01:41 AM   #5
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"it uses a modified suzue hub and ****."
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Old 01-01-08, 02:58 AM   #6
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haha, sweet. I have an old BMX frame lying around, maybe I'll look into converting it. Cant you buy a thing to convert a shimano freewheel to a fixed gear so you wouldnt need to buy a new hub and build a wheel around it?
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Old 01-01-08, 06:39 AM   #7
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the crank arms on that thing look kinda looooong, don't they?
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Old 01-01-08, 11:27 AM   #8
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found two more!

This one from flickr looks...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thatjimtook/325505099/

This is another from fgg:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/feb/lennart.htm
Cool frame!!!
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Old 01-01-08, 11:40 AM   #9
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Was this EVER in the jackass thread?
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Old 01-01-08, 11:49 AM   #10
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haha, sweet. I have an old BMX frame lying around, maybe I'll look into converting it. Cant you buy a thing to convert a shimano freewheel to a fixed gear so you wouldnt need to buy a new hub and build a wheel around it?
Just rotafix on a track cog, put a BB lockring over that, and try not to skid. It shouldn't come loose if you're not putting a lot of backpedal force on it.
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Old 01-01-08, 01:21 PM   #11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ6sFPMxjeI
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Old 01-01-08, 01:48 PM   #12
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http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/feb/lennart.htm


that is a strange strange bicycle.


Oh, and scraper bikes ftw.
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Old 01-01-08, 02:09 PM   #13
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I don't get the point.
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Old 01-01-08, 02:44 PM   #15
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me neither.
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I made a fixed wheel (just used a wire-feed and welded up the freewheel) for a junky old bmx that was left at my place of work in Alaska, just used it to putz around and play on when there were no customers.

It was a fun little toy.
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Old 01-01-08, 04:05 PM   #17
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I don't get the point.
Yeah. WTF?



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Old 01-01-08, 04:50 PM   #18
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Old 01-01-08, 05:02 PM   #19
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looks as dumb as it sounds
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Whatever, screw you guys.

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I believe freestyle BMXers use fixed gear so they can unicycle style trick everything.
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Old 01-02-08, 12:06 AM   #22
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Haha, scratch the conversion, it looks far too silly for my taste. I'll stick to old road frames.
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Old 01-02-08, 01:04 AM   #23
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Brothers, do we not all see those horizontal rear drops begging to have a fixed hub?
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Brothers, do we not all see those horizontal rear drops begging to have a fixed hub?
They are usually begging me to have a singlespeed conversion. In case of BMX, that conversion is already done, huh...
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Old 01-03-08, 12:02 AM   #25
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What do you think look best on these bikes?
Drops?
Risers?
or Bullhorns?
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