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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 01-23-11, 05:31 PM   #1
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Just showing My custom fixie

This is my custom fixie built on a 50$$ budget
i dont know what year the bike is but the paint and stickers are in great shape. Wheels are a flip flop style with a 6 speed cassette with a 17 tooth cog. Brake is stock with diatec brake pads and a old school odessey brake lever. light is super clean and works perfectly. i will post more pictures of the bike soon...

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ummmm, ok.
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Wheels are a flip flop style with a 6 speed cassette with a 17 tooth cog.
Uhhhh what?

Put that brake on the front. Wait, I take that back. Put two brakes on it.
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I think he means he is using the 17 tooth cog on the 6 speed cassette.

I might as well do that. Cause its cool appartently.
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Cant be a "FIXIE" if your coasting buddy.......
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yes the rear wheel does have a 5 or 6 speed cassette and a fixed cog from an old raleigh
this picture is from a few months ago the wheel is fliped now and it is "fixed"
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If what you say is true, ditch the 5 or 6 speed freewheel (different from a cassette) and thread on a single speed freewheel. And get a front brake...
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yes the rear wheel does have a 5 or 6 speed cassette and a fixed cog from an old raleigh
this picture is from a few months ago the wheel is fliped now and it is "fixed"
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If what you say is true, ditch the 5 or 6 speed freewheel (different from a cassette) and thread on a single speed freewheel. And get a front brake...
i was thinking about taking the back brake off and putting it on the front. the freewheel is getting taken off with out replacing it with a single speed freewheel
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How did you "fix" it? Be safe man get a real track wheel. The mention of a "fixed" cassette just makes my knees hurt.
You know you can take off the cassette and rotafix/locktite it. "Danger"
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LOL... it is true im not a dumbass it sounds weird but i will post i picture of it soon
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I don't know what is going on in this thread...so confused.
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Please post a pic of the double sided hub!!
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Good read +1

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here is the hub sorry about the picture quality if it is bad i took it with my phone a few minutes ago

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OMG is that thing LSD!!!!
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here is the hub sorry about the picture quality if it is bad i took it with my phone a few minutes ago

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What hub is that?
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Haha, the joke's on you. Bike is upside down.
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no, I got that, apparently the joke is on you. Or the joke just plain sucked, I'm leaning to the latter.
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What hub is that?
It looks like an old flip/flop hub with fixed on one side and threaded on other side for a 5-speed freewheel. I've got an old Normandy hub like that. The flanges are closer than on a modern fixed/free flip/flop, so there's room for a 5-speed freewheel.
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It looks like an old flip/flop hub with fixed on one side and threaded on other side for a 5-speed freewheel. I've got an old Normandy hub like that. The flanges are closer than on a modern fixed/free flip/flop, so there's room for a 5-speed freewheel.
How old are we talking about here? I've never seen something like that.
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How old are we talking about here? I've never seen something like that.
30+ years.
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It looks like an old flip/flop hub with fixed on one side and threaded on other side for a 5-speed freewheel. I've got an old Normandy hub like that. The flanges are closer than on a modern fixed/free flip/flop, so there's room for a 5-speed freewheel.
Wow. So do "they" still make these? It's a wild concept, but i suppose super functional...maybe?
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