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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 07-20-09, 01:39 PM   #1
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Cassette hubs vs. SS/Fixed Specific

Hello everyone!

I'm in the process of building up my first singlespeed (and fixed if I go the flip flop hub route) and wanted some advice with wheels. I was considering upgrading the wheels on my road bike, and using the old wheels on the new singlespeed. The current/old wheels are built with a cassette and specialized hubs.

How much of a difference does getting a flip flop hub and wheel built (around it) make vs. adapting the cassette system? Is there a place online that sells built up wheels that I should consider?

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Old 07-20-09, 01:47 PM   #2
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for single speed just us a spacer and single cog kit on your cassette trust me it is pretty nice compared to a freewheel and see how you feel from there if you must go fixed consider a set of weinmann dp 18 or like wheels built to formula hubs
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buy this and call it a day.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...07_20000_37503

you can also buy a chainbreaker and shorten the chain to get rid of the tensioner. but you can't have vertical dropouts.
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