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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 04-08-08, 10:44 PM   #1
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FG or SS

i have a peugeot alu frame and idn what i should do w/ it...FG or SS, i have the parts to make either work so now its just up to which one i want to comit w/
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Old 04-08-08, 10:53 PM   #2
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You might have some trouble with those drop outs - where you planning on running a White Industries rear hub ?

As for your question - how would I know ?
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Old 04-08-08, 10:56 PM   #3
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i actually have a white industries hub haha
so as i said its not a matter of parts
im torn between fg and ss
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Old 04-08-08, 11:01 PM   #4
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Do whatever floats your boat dude...hell...run a flip flop if you can;t make up your mind.
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which do you like, have you ridden fixed? if not i would say to try it out and see what you think. if you've got parts for both you can already switch it over later.
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thank you, i just finished sanding her down to the bone
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Oh... and that is looking mighty fine.
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get trendy. get fixed. you'll love it
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well if you have the eno hub already you can run both so......try both. they can both be set up exactly the same with just flipping the wheel around. and it would only cost you between $10-$30 to have both.
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try fixed first (42-16?) try it for a couple of weeks, if you dont love it change to ss.
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I'd run it both too...but I prefer odd numbered rings and cogs...they wear more evenly and are easier to get more skidpatches out of. You may consider gearing the fixed side higher than the free side...just in case you get tired on a longer ride or something like hills...

I run a 51:19 on the street and a 51:15 on the track...the skid patches (not applicable on the track) are insane.
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