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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 05-22-08, 09:47 PM   #1
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Fixed/Fixed

Where the hell do I find fixed/fixed wheelsets? I've been all over this internet and I can only find like two Deep V's on ebay that claim to have a fixed/fixed hub. If this keeps up I'm just going to get the floppy CXP22 and call it a day.
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Old 05-22-08, 09:48 PM   #2
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Oh, and I mean that I don't like Deep V's/Weinmann's and won't ride them.
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Old 05-22-08, 10:05 PM   #3
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http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=611

though if you ever want to put a freewheel on one side the thread isnt wide enough
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Old 05-22-08, 10:07 PM   #4
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Old 05-22-08, 10:28 PM   #5
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i have godspeed hubs that are fixed/fixed
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Old 05-23-08, 12:58 AM   #6
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???---- roll your own. They you have exactly what you want, and you might learn something. There are plenty of hubs set up this way.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:21 AM   #7
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Apparently the Jamis Sputnik wheelset came with generic Alex rims laced to a fixed/fixed hub in the back, try looking for one on CL.

The old dura-ace LF also came with fixed/fixed, whereas the HF (now) comes with fixed on one side only (other side was not threaded). I'm not 100% sure if the old HF came with fixed/fixed but I believe it did not.
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Old 05-23-08, 07:58 AM   #8
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i had a deep v wheelset built up by trinity bicycles and they used a fixed/fixed hub. pretty good deal too and great customer service.
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my wheelset from bells in philly came with a formula fixed/fixed
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Old 05-23-08, 09:35 AM   #10
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^ditto, though i haven't actually gotten mine yet i just ordered a few days ago and it's in USPS's hands
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Old 05-23-08, 09:41 AM   #11
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I had to have my lbs special order a formula fixed/fixed but its worked out good so far.
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Old 05-23-08, 09:49 AM   #12
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I run fixed cogs on both sides of a fixed/free hub.

I also rely on a brake for stopping.
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Old 05-28-08, 06:05 PM   #13
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How are the Vuelta hubs? Comparable to Formula?

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Old 05-28-08, 06:28 PM   #14
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+1 on bell's. all their formulas have fixed/fixed from what i've seen. and in the shop they even have the colored dimension/iro hubs!!!!! dunno how they're threaded tho.
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+1 again on bells in philly. mine came with a fixed/fixed iro hub on velocity deep v's as well.
......and i don't mean to start a debate, but a freewheel will fit on the fixed side of a hub.
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If you ever want to change the cog in the future, ignore this but...

Red Loctite and a BB lock ring have been working fine for me for a while on my beater wheel.
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Where the hell do I find fixed/fixed wheelsets? I've been all over this internet and I can only find like two Deep V's on ebay that claim to have a fixed/fixed hub. If this keeps up I'm just going to get the floppy CXP22 and call it a day.
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or get the rims, spokes, hubs and take them to your LBS for a buildup.

Spinlitecycling.com or oddsandendos.com should also be able to help you.
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if you ever want to put a freewheel on one side the thread isnt wide enough
Wrong. I have ridden that exact hub (Dimension fix/fix) with a freewheel on one of my bikes for over two years and have never had a problem. It's true that the freewheel doesn't thread on like it would on a fix/free hub but more than enough threads are engaged.
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If you ever want to change the cog in the future, ignore this but...

Red Loctite and a BB lock ring have been working fine for me for a while on my beater wheel.
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Might I ask what threading your locking was? I was going to use one a while back but the minor pitch (ID) was too large to engage the freewheel's thread.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:01 PM   #21
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Use a bottom bracket lockring. I'm using that on my current bike, but it's for track use only, since you don't need a lockring on an oval track. I have laid out a few skids with it though and it's held up.

And the hubs on that Vuelta wheelset look like Dimension/Novatec hubs. I've got a set on my bike and they're holding up just fine.

I'd try building your own. It looks good on your resumé and impresses chicks.
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Old 05-30-08, 04:59 PM   #22
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Yeah, I tried picking up an old bb lockring from my lbs and I was wondering if they gave me an odd size or something: seems so.

Building wheels? Yeah, Iknow the lore, theory, and all that but I've only messed around with old trash hubs and such. I'm also pretty sure I under tension and scads or other random flaws (like changing the lacing pattern...)
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