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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 04-22-11, 12:50 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-22-11, 12:51 AM   #2
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Purpose is to get to school and another way of transportation
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Old 04-22-11, 12:55 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-22-11, 07:18 AM   #4
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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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