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Old 04-21-10, 08:23 PM   #1
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Could i use a BMX flip-flop hub on a fixed road bike?

Hey i'm new to this forum and new to the fixie/single speed world i have decided on converting my Schwinn Le tour in to fixie but i want a flip flop hub. I'm pretty young and don't have great funds so i looked on ebay and found some pretty cheap bmx hubs. Could i use these instead of buying real track flip flop hubs?

http://cgi.ebay.com/SINZ-Sealed-BMX-...ht_3884wt_1169

http://cgi.ebay.com/48-Hole-Snafu-Fl...ht_3825wt_1169
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Old 04-21-10, 08:29 PM   #2
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That would not work because those hubs only accept two freewheels also BMX hubs use 3/8th axles.
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Old 04-21-10, 08:57 PM   #3
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Thanks do you know any companys or places were I could find a cheap-ish flip flop hub
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How much is cheap-ish to to you? Around 30? 40?
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Old 04-21-10, 09:16 PM   #5
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Yeah the pretty good idk
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Old 04-21-10, 10:13 PM   #6
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I recommend Formula hubs. They can usually be found pretty easily for 40 bucks or so. They may be branded under the Formula name, or they could be called Origin 8 or IRO, but all those are the exact same hub.

If you're thinking of adding a little versatility, I'd order one fixed/fixed, as you can mount a freewheel to a hub threaded for a fixed cog but you can't (or rather shouldn't) mount a fixed cog on a hub threaded for a freewheel as there's no place to put a lockring. With a fixed/fixed hub, you'll have the option of running two different fixed ratios, a fixed and a freewheel side, or two freewheels.

And while we're at it, for God's sake leave the brakes on the thing.
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