I was looking through my garage today and i saw my old schwinn pro stock 2
looks like this
except for the fact i put bigger tires on it long ago when i rode it often
is it possible to do a fixie conversion on something like this? seems like it would be a cool summer project for me. lemme know if its possible!
I am not Google.
Fixed BMX conversions, while a fun idea, aren't very practical because of the constant pedaling involved. While seated & pedaling (which I assume will be most of the time), you'll find yourself getting tired pretty quick...unless your under four feet tall.
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I'm sure it's possible, you'd just need to build a 16/20/24 inch wheel (whichever it is) around a flip flop hub. Chainline issues can be resolved fairly easily.
the real quiestion is why?
then again, if you're just looking for something entertaining to do, and your competent building a wheel, or just want to learn, there shouldn't be any real problem with this. I give it my blessing, assuming you have time and money to spend.
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LOL... can I use this as my sig?
Originally Posted by fuzz2050
so what parts would i actually need at a bare minimum?
I think i can either put a track hub in the rear wheel and just ride that or buy pre made rear fixed wheel. is that right? this whole fixie thing is sort of confusing me.
on a side note, whats a flip flop hub? and how could you tell a ss hub from a fixed one without riding the bike?
sorry for all the questions :/
you'd have to build the wheel or have it custom built most likely.
track hubs have threads for cog and then smaller reversed threads for a lockring.
you'll probably have more fun finding an old road bike and converting it.
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why the hell not
Originally Posted by jakerock
so i think im actually going to go through with this, i just need to know what parts i will actually need... is it just track cog and lock ring it?
You'll need a new hub (match drilling to your current rim drilling), spokes, cog, lockring, maybe nipples too.
I really don't see how this is going to be an enjoyable project...
I think BMX hubs are spaced differently, so yeah. That might be an issue.
I'd rather build a ramp and jump over things.
Ghetto-rigged one once. Was fun to tool around on in the driveway, anything further than a quarter mile got old really, really fast.
Originally Posted by Santaria
terrible idea considering the riding position is much different than on a road bike. you will be wasting a lot of energy biking since you cannot extend your legs and you'll definitely get tired a lot faster than on a full sized bike.