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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 05-31-11, 11:27 PM   #1
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hub sizing

i found a really good deal on some phil hubs. rear hub spacing is 120mm and i ride a keirin frame. will they work? i've heard keirin frames take 110mm...

ideally i want fixed/fixed but these are fixed/free but oh well, really good deal...
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Not all Keirin frames are 110. I have a Nagasawa in 120. Try measuring yours.
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so i bought my formulas/open pros from bicycle wheel warehouse about a year ago for my pake then swapped em out to my panasonic.

i checked their site and looks like the same machine-built set i bought comes with 120mm spacing. so, there's that.

now, kinda wondering if i should just wait it out to get fixed/fixed. i won't be riding single speed.
other than not being able to switch my gear ratio easily, any other disadvantages? i know i could strip the threads and be screwed and i would never put a fixed cog on a freewheel.. but how often do hubs of this caliber even strip? i've been beating the $hit out of these formulas all year and no stripping... the hubs are going for a good price.. but i don't want to end up spending more in the long run because i was so eager to hop on a good deal.

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