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    converting to single

    Hi,
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    re-space and re-dish your rear wheel.
    How is this done? Everything else was self-explanatory. Great summary there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    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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