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    A deal or rip off?

    "velocity deep v wlectric rear wheel with flip flop... no frewheel both sides r fixied
    with tire 700x23 its electric blue"

    "And im asking 90 with tube n tire. Its only ben used once"

    I'm gonna go check it out but, in your opinion, is it worth taking a look? This is all I need to complete my first build except for the cog(s), lockring and chain.

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    Do it. Definently a good deal.

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    probably stolen. but whatever.

    check under tire to see if the owner put their name there. just sayin.

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    aw crap, that guy is pretty far from me. And judging by the area (yeah I'm being an *******) it may be stolen

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    aw crap, that guy is pretty far from me. And judging by the area (yeah I'm being an *******) it may be stolen
    Sounds too knowledgeable to be stolen. If it were stolen, it would look like this:

    "Hi guys I have a bike wheel. It's blue and has a tire already on it."

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    should make sure the threads aren't stripped.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    "velocity deep v wlectric rear wheel with flip flop... no frewheel both sides r fixied
    with tire 700x23 its electric blue"
    so is it flip flop or fixed/fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
    so is it flip flop or fixed/fixed?
    A double fixed is a flip/flop. As long as there are threads on both sides, that's what counts.

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    oh snap~ icic i thought flip flop always refers to fixed/free~
    it just means thread on both sidessss
    there are hubs with only 1 thread? nowaiiiiii~

    sry~ carry on

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
    oh snap~ icic i thought flip flop always refers to fixed/free~
    it just means thread on both sidessss
    there are hubs with only 1 thread? nowaiiiiii~

    sry~ carry on
    Even if it's threaded for fixed/fixed you can still run a freewheel on one (or both) sides! Freewheel threading is the same as the fixed cog theading, you just don't use the [smaller] lock ring threads if running a freewheel on a fixed threaded hub.


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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    A double fixed is a flip/flop. As long as there are threads on both sides, that's what counts.
    a flip flop isn't always double fixed though. the common thing companies sell is a fixed/free combo and say it's a flip flop.

    if you engage a freewheel on a fixed side there's the argument there's not enough threading to support the pressure, but it can still be done

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    That rumour is perpetuated, but if there is enough thread to support a fixed cog why would these threads be insuffcient for a freewheel?

    Avoid perpetuating such nonsense

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
    oh snap~ icic i thought flip flop always refers to fixed/free~
    it just means thread on both sidessss
    there are hubs with only 1 thread? nowaiiiiii~

    sry~ carry on
    we need more consistent naming
    Flip/flop=fixed/free
    Flip/Flip=Fixed/Fixed
    Flop/Flop=Free/Free

    Anyone on board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    we need more consistent naming
    Flip/flop=fixed/free
    Flip/Flip=Fixed/Fixed
    Flop/Flop=Free/Free

    Anyone on board?
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    i believe he was joking, not being serious.

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    In Conclusion:

    Flip flop just means you can turn the wheel around and it'll still work~ i guess it works in cases where you want different cog ratios, that's why they invented flip flop, not for purposes of fixed/free (but it just conveniently works for those)

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    flip flop==john kerry's election. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    a flip flop isn't always double fixed though. the common thing companies sell is a fixed/free combo and say it's a flip flop.

    if you engage a freewheel on a fixed side there's the argument there's not enough threading to support the pressure, but it can still be done
    for sure. I just wanted to clarify for mucky what defines a flip/flop, in this case a double fixed hub. The most common flip/flop is the fixed/free variety though. fwiw, I threw a freewheel on a double fixed on one of my bikes, and it rides fine after a year & a half. I don't take it out for more than 15 miles a week, but I've never had any issues with the freewheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    flip flop==john kerry's election. haha
    flip flop==george bush's take on WMD's. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    if you engage a freewheel on a fixed side there's the argument there's not enough threading to support the pressure, but it can still be done
    This is absolutely and unequivocally incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Even if it's threaded for fixed/fixed you can still run a freewheel on one (or both) sides! Freewheel threading is the same as the fixed cog theading, you just don't use the [smaller] lock ring threads if running a freewheel on a fixed threaded hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    This is absolutely and unequivocally incorrect.
    saying that its absolutely and unequivocally incorrect is absolutely and unequivocally incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    saying that its absolutely and unequivocally incorrect is absolutely and unequivocally incorrect.
    Would you like to cite some evidence to back up your claim that I'm wrong? I can't find a single instance of catastrophic failure related directly to using a freewheel on a fixed hub and there are many people who have ridden this setup without problem.

    A freewheel does not put any more stress on the threads than a fixed cog does. The threads of a hub convert the rotational force applied to a fixed cog or freewheel into a lateral force applied toward the center of the hub as it is tightened on the threads. The "extra" threads that "stick out" over the reverse lock ring threads when using a freewheel are irrelevant since the lock ring does nothing to assist the fixed cog when spinning forward and the freewheel does not produce and force when spinning backwards/freewheeling.

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    If you think putting a freewheel on the fixed side is a problem then you obviously have absolutely no ****ing real world experience working in a real bike shop, with real liability hanging over your head. In which case you should just ****ing stop talking.

    There is absolutely no problem running freewheels on the fixed side of a hub. This is precisely why fixed/fixed hubs are more versatile than fixed/free hubs. **** you and **** idiotic bikeforums for their stupid advice. It's amazing people aren't dying left and right from ******** mother****ing advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    If you think putting a freewheel on the fixed side is a problem then you obviously have absolutely no ****ing real world experience working in a real bike shop, with real liability hanging over your head. In which case you should just ****ing stop talking.

    There is absolutely no problem running freewheels on the fixed side of a hub. This is precisely why fixed/fixed hubs are more versatile than fixed/free hubs. **** you and **** idiotic bikeforums for their stupid advice. It's amazing people aren't dying left and right from ******** mother****ing advice.
    Don't hold back man, let us know how you really feel.

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