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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 11-30-03, 03:54 PM   #1
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Rather than buying . . .

A true fixed gear wheel, would it be more ecomincal to buy a shimano freehub wheel, and use the surly fixxer to convert it to fixed gear?


Also, would it be more versatile?


And, has anyone used the Surly Fixxer?

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Old 11-30-03, 04:02 PM   #2
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i don't really think so in the long run. it depends on what two wheels you're comparing also. if you happen to have a shimano freehub wheel lying around, then yeah, go for itbut i don't think you'll see much of a price difference if you're looking to buy a whle new wheel...
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Old 11-30-03, 05:57 PM   #3
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Unless you have a complete wheel(with freehub) then I don't believe you will have much of a savings.
Suzue hub about $30, butted spokes,brass nipples $24, Mavic MA3 $30. If you have it built, another $35 to $40. Tie and solder another $15. I think the converter is about $80-90 and you would need to dissasmble the hub to install it.
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Old 11-30-03, 08:19 PM   #4
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i used a fixxer on my deore disk wheel that is on my 1x1. it made sense for me since i already had the wheel. it worked great.
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