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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 03-09-08, 05:50 PM   #1
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Trek 2200 into fixed gear

I have a 2004 trek 2200 frame laying around in my garage and was wondering if it was possible to convert the bike into a a fixed gear.

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Old 03-09-08, 05:55 PM   #2
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http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true

You need one of those.
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I have a 2004 trek 2200 frame laying around in my garage and was wondering if it was possible to convert the bike into a a fixed gear.

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Possible, but expensive.
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and I figured I would just need to buy the crank and fixed gear wheel...
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technically you were right....
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and I figured I would just need to buy the crank and fixed gear wheel...
It'll just be a very expensive rear wheel.
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could anyone provide a link to the type of wheel I would need or a conversion kit.. I have wheels lying around the garage that I could use if conversion is possible.
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If you want it to work well you need a wheel built around an Eno Hub as per post #2
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could anyone provide a link to the type of wheel I would need or a conversion kit.. I have wheels lying around the garage that I could use if conversion is possible.
You will NEED an eccentric rear hub for a fixed gear bike. With vertical dropouts there is no way to adjust the chain tension without one, and you NEED to be able to adjust your chain tension.

If you are comfortable building your own wheelset, just get the eccentric hub and build it around a suitable wheel if you have one lying around.

A much cheaper alternative would be to convert to a single-speed. That would simply be a matter of getting a relatively inexpensive conversion tensioner, removing your derailleurs and doing a few other relatively simple adjustments.
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You dont NEED to adjust your wheel tension, magic gears are do-able, though it would take some playing with cogs and chainrings and would probably largely not be worth it. You will probably be better off selling that frame and buying a different one, or just buying a different frame with horizontal dropouts or track ends.
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Do it, it'll be badass. I just converted my friends trek 1000c with a white industries eno hub, all we had to do was relace the rear wheel ( used the same rim ) and take all the un-needed stuff off his bike, light as ****.
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If you like the frame and it fits, I say get the eno hub and do it up. You can use that hub for any frame therefafter
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