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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 01-25-09, 08:09 PM   #1
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IS this bike convertible?

I have this bike and i dont know if i would be able to convert it into a fixie, or how much it would take to do it. please help











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Old 01-25-09, 08:14 PM   #2
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if you mean "throw it in the dumpster" when you say "convert"...then yes.
it's definitely convertible worthy.
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Old 01-25-09, 08:16 PM   #3
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dropouts look vertical, so the answer is no without the ENO hub
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Or a half link and/or a magic ratio.
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Old 01-25-09, 08:36 PM   #5
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so i would just have to have the tension just right?
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Old 01-25-09, 08:37 PM   #6
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you need one of these...http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels1.html#559

I would sell it and buy a fixed. It will probably end up cheaper and you'll be happier.
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Old 01-25-09, 08:45 PM   #7
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alright, thx guys
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yeah- sell it for like 100 or so and get a cheapo fixie like the fuji track or something
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Old 01-25-09, 08:56 PM   #9
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That's a great bike. I had one and upgraded to a full carbon road bike, but rode that bike all over creation.

Don't convert it - you'd be ruining a great design. If you're set on riding a fixed gear, sell or trade it for what you want.
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