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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 01-02-09, 11:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-02-09, 11:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-02-09, 11:56 PM   #4
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Silly putty in the ratchet system of the cog.
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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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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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