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    Fixed gear conversion to single speed?

    Quick question, say you have a fixed gear and after a while you want to change it to a single speed so you can coast with it. For me it seems coasting is more simpler because of bikes I have ridden before. All you really have to do to change a fixed gear to a singles speed is to get a flip flop hub? Since it is the same bike, will it be the same speed? I see people with fixed gear style bikes (all hipstered out) coasting with it and it seems like a simpler process. (kilo tt pro)
    So all I'm really asking is if you have a fixed gear and you want to convert it into a single speed so you can coast is changing the hub all you have to do?
    What other processes are there?

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    Purpose is to get to school and another way of transportation

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    well it depends how you did your conversion...is your rear hub already flip-flop? do you have a picture?
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    Are you saying you have a kilo tt? If so you just need to have a freewheel installed on the other side of your hub. I personally am getting sick of my ss. Riding on campus is a pain especially when I have to ride slow when there are a bunch of people around. Using my brake constantly drives me nuts.

    If you don't have a flip flop hub and you put kilo in your post for some other reason then there are a couple different ways it will need to be done but like docboyd said we're going to have to see your setup.
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    screw on a freewheel, that's it.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Let the food/squirrel discussion commence!
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    that looks like doodies on the bars. and doodie smeared all over the frame. doodie bike.

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