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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 11-27-09, 01:30 PM   #1
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Do I need new wheels to convert

You guys seem to have all the answers. I have an old Raleigh Grand Prix that i want to turn into a fixed. It has 27 x 1 1/2 tires. The hub is stamped "Brampton made in England" The side of the hub opposite the gears is threaded. Why is it threaded? Is that for a cog? If so, do 27s make a good wheel for fixed riding or should I go bigger? Any advise would help, thanks.
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You guys seem to have all the answers. I have an old Raleigh Grand Prix that i want to turn into a fixed. It has 27 x 1 1/2 tires. The hub is stamped "Brampton made in England" The side of the hub opposite the gears is threaded. Why is it threaded? Is that for a cog? If so, do 27s make a good wheel for fixed riding or should I go bigger? Any advise would help, thanks.
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