Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member Plow13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    Lemond Alpe d'Huez 2005
    Posts
    1,212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    got a freewheel, now what?

    so i am getting the motobecane messenger...it has a freewheel hub on it...what do i have to add to it to make it a single speed that can coast? i guess im kinda looking for the part i have to buy in order to do this...sorry im such a noob, i read sheldons stuff but it didnt hlp too much
    links would be nice
    Cervelo S1 2010 (road) Lemond Alpe d'Huez 2004 (road)
    Trek 4500 2006 (mtb) Gary Fischer Utopia 2008 (commuter)
    Redline Conquest 2009 (cross) Redline 925 2009 (single speed)

  2. #2
    I can haz? TheScientist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Shart Rake Chitty
    My Bikes
    Zeus Road bike, Bareknuckle fixed
    Posts
    308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it has a freewheel it coasts. Just make sure you have two brakes.

  3. #3
    Tarck bike dot com
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR.
    My Bikes
    Fuji tarck '08
    Posts
    585
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bikes direct says they will give you a free freewheel
    Quote Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
    Mah Arrospok Skids Hella Stupid Fresh

  4. #4
    Villainous huerro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Trek 420, Cyclops
    Posts
    1,894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It should come ready to go once you put on the wheels, stem/bars, and pedals.

    If you have any doubts, have a knowledgeable friend, co-op, or bike shop check it out before you ride.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Plow13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    Lemond Alpe d'Huez 2005
    Posts
    1,212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so i dont have to get another cog to put on the otherside?
    Cervelo S1 2010 (road) Lemond Alpe d'Huez 2004 (road)
    Trek 4500 2006 (mtb) Gary Fischer Utopia 2008 (commuter)
    Redline Conquest 2009 (cross) Redline 925 2009 (single speed)

  6. #6
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wait til you get the bike.

  7. #7
    Villainous huerro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Trek 420, Cyclops
    Posts
    1,894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    According to BD's site, the bike ships with a freewheel, although it doesn't say what size.

    If you don't like the gearing, you will need another. More teeth will mean an easier gear to push, but if you choose one too big, you will have to get a new chain.

    You might wish to contact BD to see what size you will be getting and if it ships installed or not.

  8. #8
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    probably comes with a 16t. its def not smaller than 16t

  9. #9
    Tell them I hate them Peedtm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boise, ID
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Epic '91, IRO Mark V Pro, Schwinn Traveler
    Posts
    939
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Plow13 View Post
    so i am getting the motobecane messenger...it has a freewheel hub on it...what do i have to add to it to make it a single speed that can coast? i guess im kinda looking for the part i have to buy in order to do this...sorry im such a noob, i read sheldons stuff but it didnt hlp too much
    links would be nice
    Once you get it (the bike,) revisit Sheldons site. Read it, all of it. Then you can be the one with answers.
    Last edited by Peedtm; 03-10-08 at 03:07 PM. Reason: disambiguation
    If you want to know about Tarck Bikes, PM me.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  10. #10
    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    8,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, de ja vue here. I just posted this yesterday elsewhere.

    When you get the Messenger, you will have to assemble it. The freewheel will not be attached to the hub, but the fixed cog will. Put a thin coat of grease on the threads, then screw the freewheel on with the removal notches facing out. Don't cross thread. Pedaling will tighten it down more.

    You could also pay a shop to do the assembly. I charge $69.99+ tax.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    413
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
    Once you get it (the bike,) revisit Sheldons site. Read it, all of it. Then you can be the one with answers.
    Word. Go get educated so that you can have an intelligent discussion about the details.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •