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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 05-28-10, 07:04 PM   #1
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Plz help me ima noob and want to convert my bike into a fixie

I want to convert my bike into a Fixed Gear bike, I have looked on youtube and all the videos suck big round ones!!
I have a Free Agent Warbird
any tips?? any site recommendations?, links? anything is appreciated
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Old 05-28-10, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-10, 07:51 PM   #4
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First check what dropouts you have.
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BMX has a rear spacing of 110mm, same as Keirin frames...you could build a new wheel with a very expensive hub. You could go with a coaster brake hub if you want to skid.
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Old 05-28-10, 09:59 PM   #6
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Old 05-29-10, 07:00 PM   #7
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http://www.bikepedia.com/Images/imag...%20Warbird.jpg that is the bike
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so all i need is new wheels with a coaster brake hub?
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Why do you want to go fixed on a BMX?
You have to be buy expensive hub if you want to go completely fixed on a BMX...
If you want to skid, then all you need is a coaster hub wheel.
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