Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-21-08, 07:44 PM   #1
powerband
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
powerband's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
powerband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-08, 07:50 PM   #2
ijgrant
Senior Member
 
ijgrant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
ijgrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-08, 07:50 PM   #3
MIN 
big ring
 
MIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: philadelphia
Bikes:
Posts: 5,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The front is interchangeable. The rear is 130mm road vs 120mm fixed so that is not compatible.
MIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-08, 07:54 PM   #4
powerband
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
powerband's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you for the quick answers!
Too bad about the rear; I will run the front.
powerband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-08, 08:06 PM   #5
keisatsu
Eternal n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: Giant OCR3, Marin Mount Vision, '94 Bontrager Racelite, Mirraco Blink
Posts: 914
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
FWIW I have never ran into problems jamming a 130mm wheel on an older bike with smaller spacing. YMMV
keisatsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26 AM.