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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 06-10-09, 04:38 PM   #1
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Conversion with 95 mm front

I'm thinking about converting an old Ross 10-speed I came upon into a fixed gear. This will be my first conversion, and I'm really not looking to spend a ton of money. I ran into a bit of a snafu today when I realized the fork is spaced at 96 mm. I was planning on switching from 27 to 700, and was looking to buy a relatively inexpensive wheelset. Would I be better off getting a new fork?? I'm trying to wrestle with the idea of spending even more money to build the bike up. Has anyone dealt with something like this before?? Any suggestions appreciated....
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Old 06-10-09, 08:39 PM   #2
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

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