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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 08-19-09, 02:07 AM   #1
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How to Convert Cruiser to Fixie

So what is the cheapest way? Could I just get a new rear hub?

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Old 08-19-09, 09:11 AM   #2
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Cool coaster set up. If you want a fixed wheel bike, you need to get a wheel with a fixed cog, or build one. As for cheap, you can find wheels for ~$100.
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chain tugs and a tab for screwing down the coaster arm... nice.
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you'll need a new rear wheel.

just dont be a fool and cut off that coaster brake tab. its awesome and you might want it back.
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Heck, that makes me want another coaster setup.
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lets see the whole bike
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Is this an Oso bike?
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Step 1: Throw cruiser off a cliff.
Step 2: Buy a fixed gear bike.

just kidding... keep the cruiser. coaster brakes are cool.
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couldnt I just get a new fixed cog and hub and replace it?

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You could rebuild your wheel with a new hub, if you're lucky the spoke lengths will be the same and you could re-use them. Seems just as easy and not much more cost to get a new wheel and keep the coaster brake wheel so you can change back if you want. Either way, new wheel, new hub, a wheel build is going to happen.
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We're talkin' cruiser, as in beach cruiser, right? If so, you're gonna have to set up a front brake. My friend put together one of these. The way a cruiser frame is designed it puts all the weight in the back making it very difficult to engage a skid. I guess you could ride a really small ratio but the bikes gonna be rather heavy in general compared with a common fixed gear and thus have more inertia.
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Old 08-21-09, 08:58 PM   #12
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its actually a road bike, it looks alot like the oso bike but it isnt
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