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    Is this a good Mountain bike SS/FG candidate?

    Hi all, This is my first post.. I wanted to enlist the expertise of you all, is this a good candidate for a SS/FG conversion? What would I need to accomplish this? Also how much do you think it would cost to anodize the frame and fork?

    Thanks!

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    I think those are vertical dropouts, and if they aren't, those are the dreaded cantilevered dropouts, that tend to crack.

    If those are indeed vertical dropouts, then I would look elsewhere, as the only real means of turning that bike into a fixed wheel is by using a white industries ENO hub. It's a perfectly good, but pricey option.

    If they happen to be horizontal, or even semi-horizontal, then all you really need is a 26 inch fixed wheel (probably a custom build), a set of track chainrings, and a new bottom bracket to get the chainline right.

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    ^there are options besides the fancy schmancy hub, but they're a little kludgy. not in a bad way. check sheldon brown for ideas.
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    Thanks guys, Looks like the search continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    ^there are options besides the fancy schmancy hub, but they're a little kludgy. not in a bad way. check sheldon brown for ideas.
    no really good options, especially not for someone new to fixed wheels. There are magic gears, and having to buy a new chain whenever it stretches just a little. Or of course there is the infamous QR skewer trick, not something I would recomend to someone new to cycling. There may be options, but no real good ones

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    Those dropouts are pretty clearly semi-horizontal. I'm betting you could find a gear ratio that works.

    Worst case go take a look at it.

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