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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 07-29-08, 12:52 AM   #1
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converting to single

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I want to convert my old Miyata 710 to a single speed. Would like suggestions for replacing the crankset and rear hub. Does anyone know about a "White Industries Eno Eccentric Rear Hub" being sold by Performance Bike? Would like to know.
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Old 07-29-08, 01:13 AM   #2
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what's the rear drop out look like?
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It's more horizontal than vertical, open to the front.
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sounds like you may not need to worry with the eno hub afterall.
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If you want to go single speed and not fixed, it sounds like you will need to remove your shifters and derailleurs; shorten your chain; replace your multi-speed freewheel with a single speed freewheel; and re-space and re-dish your rear wheel. You might also want to take off one of your chainrings. You don't need to buy a new wheel or crankset.

If you want to go fixed, you can do the above and run a "suicide hub" or you can be a safety ranger and buy a new rear wheel that is designed for riding fixed. I suggest you read Sheldonbrown.com and look at the bob's garage videos on Fixedgeargallery.com

Your 710 shoud make a great fixed gear. Enjoy.
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That's great help!
Thank you
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re-space and re-dish your rear wheel.
How is this done? Everything else was self-explanatory. Great summary there...
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How is this done? Everything else was self-explanatory. Great summary there...
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/colu...age/indexb.htm

Chapters 7 and 8. Though it's worth watching them all. Lots of good tips there.
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