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    I need help

    Hey can you convert a single speed free wheel thing into a fixed gear?

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    Ohhhhh man.
    Do a search. Look on Sheldon Brown. And yes, you can convert a single speed freewheel thing into a fixed gear.

    And expect flames.

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    Silly putty in the ratchet system of the cog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askingquestion View Post
    Hey can you convert a single speed free wheel thing into a fixed gear?
    I'm not sure you've given us enough to go on. Are you talking a bodge job on a bmx free wheel or something else? In any case, I'd recommend you have a read of Sheldon Brown's site - even if he doesn't answer your question, he usually answers a few of mine I hadn't thought to ask

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    Ride it until the freewheel breaks, it'll lock up at that point probably, and you'll have yourself a fixed gear! Might as well ditch the brakes when it happens, completly useless then...

    edit: I'm joking. and yes, you should be able to put a fixed gear cog on it. maybe. depending on what kind of "single speed freewheel thing" it is.
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    I learned this the hard way. They say that experience is the best teacher, but I would have been preferred to just read about it on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askingquestion View Post
    Hey can you convert a single speed free wheel thing into a fixed gear?
    Yes, but it isn't advisable.

    A $15 track cog and 2$ bb lockring will provide a much, much, much, much, much, much better solution.

    I would go into how to do it (I've done it), but it isn't even worth the effort.

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