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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 11-14-08, 09:32 PM   #1
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fixed/fixed flip flop..

I actually have two quick questions

I'm looking at a wheelset that has a flip flop hub with fixed gear on both sides.

is there any way to put a cog on without a lockring and run one side as freewheel singlespeed?

Also, are the cogs on a 6 speed casette the same as one you would by exclusively for fixed gear?
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Old 11-14-08, 09:36 PM   #2
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Yes. I'm told they thread right on.

No, you need a track cog.
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Old 11-14-08, 09:45 PM   #3
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A freewheel cog does not require a lock ring. You can spin it on a fixed side of the hub no problem.
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