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Originally Posted by Cleave
I may just get another rear wheel built for those times that I want to ride it as a fixie.
BTW, the rims on the stock wheel are not machined for cantilevers and there are no alternate brake bosses on the frame.
Doesn't seem worth it to me, unless you find a disc brake compatible fixed gear hub. I don't think one exists, but perhaps Phil Wood would custom make one???
Unless you want to look for a disc-specific FG hub or monkey around with a Surly fixer, you are basically stuck without having a rear brake when riding that bike fixed. The easiest way would still be to just flip your current wheel around and bolt a tomicog onto the disc side.
Edit: the only other way I can think of riding that bike fixed and with a rear brake would be to swap your crank arms and bolt the tomicog and disc onto the left side of the hub, using spacers and extra long bolts. I've seen it done, but thats a rather esoteric way of solving your problem, and probably not worth the trouble.
Last edited by mihlbach; 11-29-09 at 09:06 PM.