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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 02-18-08, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hub spacing, chainline for conversion

So I'm working on a conversion...my second fixed gear.

The drop outs are spaced at 125mm. If my hub is set at 120 I'll just have to put in some spacers, right? When I did a search it seemed a few people mentioned just tightening down the nuts a bunch. That just seems like it wouldn't work. I won't need to redish (the track wheel) or anything, yeah....?

I'm also in need of a new BB. The shell is 68 ENG...what BB size/type do I need to get proper chainline with a track hub?

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3mm spacers on either side of the hub
no redishing required
BB length depends on the crank you're using. what cranks are you using?
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Sugino RD 165 mm 44t...and I think with a 103mm BB?

Where do I find info on where to match cranks with BBs?
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