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    Senior Member powerband's Avatar
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    Road Bike wheels fit on Fixed Bike?

    I apologize in advance for my lack of mechanical knowledge. I have a set of Dura Ace wheels on my geared road bike. I want to switch them to my otherwise stock Raleigh Rush Hour. Is this possible? If so, what do I have to do?

    Thank you for any help you can provide.
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    Fixed gear wheels use thread-on cogs. If your hub is new at all, It's gonna be a freehub. you can purchase a spacing kit, and a device to replace the freewheel, which brings us to number two:

    In addition, the spacing between the dropouts might be off. Fixed gear bikes are usually spaced 120mm in the back, most road bikes are anywhere from 5-15mm wider then this.

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    The front is interchangeable. The rear is 130mm road vs 120mm fixed so that is not compatible.

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    Senior Member powerband's Avatar
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    Thank you for the quick answers!
    Too bad about the rear; I will run the front.
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    FWIW I have never ran into problems jamming a 130mm wheel on an older bike with smaller spacing. YMMV
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