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)
Ok someone please help!, i am trying to make my bike a fixed gear, its a shogun selectra, im not sure what year it is but to me it looks like 80s, its Tapered double butted tubing frame, i removed a sprocket from the cranks and replaced with washers to have a single chain ring. I removed the gear shifters and the derailleur and ajusted the chain length with a tool on the freewheel just for the time being and to see how it would look. Im about to buy some fixed/flipflop gear wheelset to throw onto my bike, THIS IS WHERE i could use a little help haha. because i noticed the front wheel bolt thing or axle was smaller in the front than in the back so would i be able to put this on my bike? ----->http://www.cyclingdealusa.com/Fixie-...-p/zjs100e.htm
My current rims and tires are 26X1.375X1.24 i think
i know the one from cyclingdealusa is 16 but im okay with that
is it also possible to, maybe better?, file down the inner/towardhub axle?
Point 1 - don't buy Stars rims, they're rubbish
Point 2- Quando hubs are made of cheese, don't buy them
Point 3 - Low spoke counts are bad news on fixed gear rear wheels because you're applying torque in both directions.
Point 4 - Low spoke counts only work with good quality rims and probably hubs as well.
In other words, these wheels are only good if you plan to sit and look at your bike rather than ride it ... only they're ugly so that wouldn't work either.
Not to be completely negative though, you would get a lot of practice replacing spokes and retruing wheels.
i want my bike to eventually look like this http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/vi...art=50#p379095
does it look like this guy filed down his fork dropouts??? or maybe front hub has a 9mm axle???
I sent him(X-Infinity) a message/inquiry but i dont know if he will respond. this post was from 2010
Last edited by cyberpunked; 12-23-12 at 02:24 PM.
Reason: added info
Dude, you're making a a big deal out of nothing. Just about all track hubs have a 10mm axle in the rear and a 9mm in the front.
im buying a FIXED wheelset DOOD!! do any come with 2 different axles???? and if they dont what is the "BEST" option??? file down fork or replace 10mm axle with 9mm axle??? i really dont wanna buy a different hub after i buy a wheelset...get me?
What he is saying is that most hubs will have a 10mm axle in the rear and a 9mm in front because that is the norm. Your frame follows that standard. Any 1/2 decent road or track wheel will follow that as well.
I dont see 10mm front axles very often and when I have it was with pretty cheap wheels.