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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 03-26-09, 07:59 PM   #1
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I need help, FAST.

I have the chance to get a really cheap rear specialized tri spoke, but its cassette axle style, for a 8, 9 , 10 speed. i was wondering if you can buy a seperate axle for it, to make it fixed gear.

I was also told tehre is something made by surly that can do that, but i was wondering how much that would cost, and if its worth the trouble.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP, PLEASE REPLY SOON
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Old 03-26-09, 08:06 PM   #2
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Surly Fixxer
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Old 03-26-09, 08:10 PM   #3
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I have less than thirty minutes, sorry if this doesnt make sence.

How much does it cost, and does it work with Rear Specialized Tri spokes??????

THnaks
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Old 03-26-09, 08:11 PM   #4
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Abort impulse buy.
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Old 03-26-09, 08:14 PM   #5
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wat?
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Old 03-26-09, 08:16 PM   #6
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Ive been looking for one for EVER, and i finally found one, so im just asking will the surly fixxer make the freewheel fixed gear?

And does anyone know how much it costs??
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Old 03-26-09, 08:19 PM   #7
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Surely youve heard of google.

http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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Old 03-26-09, 08:21 PM   #8
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Old 03-26-09, 08:25 PM   #9
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I also found this; http://www.bikebling.com/Gusset-Micr...conversion.htm

40 dollars cheaper, is it a quality product??
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Old 03-26-09, 08:26 PM   #10
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There is probably a very good reason this thing is so cheap.
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Old 03-26-09, 08:32 PM   #11
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There is probably a very good reason this thing is so cheap.
It's probably just something aesthetic like a crack in the carbon. The smart buyer will cover this with a sticker and *shazam* it's like a new tri-spoke only with a sweet sticker.














* seriously though, don't ride a cracked carbon wheel. You'll die.
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Old 03-26-09, 08:34 PM   #12
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Its said to be never ridden, bought a year earlier, comes with tire.

And its not being sold by a 15 year old from SF, so im pretty sure its not cracked. And theres no stickers besides the Specialized logo.
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Old 03-27-09, 02:29 AM   #13
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even if it is cracked or if you cannot convert the hub, you can always just carry it around with you when go to the coffee shop or to a club, right?

so I'd say, go for it!
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