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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 04-10-10, 09:48 PM   #1
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Fixed Gear Cog Newbie Question

Hey guys, I am new to the fixed gear community, and would like to get into the scene. I got myself a used pair of Aerospoke wheels from a 6-speed bike. The front one should fit easily but the rear one has the 6 speed cog installed.

Question is what do I have to do to convert it to a fixed gear?

Lastly, the paint of the wheels are chipping off, and was wondering what are the proper steps to paint them? Can I powdercoat them?

Thanks guys!
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Old 04-10-10, 11:01 PM   #2
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For the rear, 1st you need to make sure it has a fixed hub( flipflop --fixed/fixed or fixed/free). 2nd, you would need to take off the 6 speed and install a fixed cog w/ lockring.
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You cannot powdercoat them, as they are not made of metal.
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yure probably going to get a new hub..
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Thanks guys! Are the hubs from an Aerospoke the same size or type as any other fixed gear hubs?
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