Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Help me find a wheel or hub for fixed

    OK I hope this makes sense. I have an old Peugot MTB that I converted to a SS and commute on. When I did the conversion I bought a cheap OEM wheel set from Jenson with a SS conversion kit. I then found out that my bike had 126mm rear spacing, which I made work by spreading the legs and shoving the wheel in. So that is the history.

    Now I would like to go fixed. I had considered a Surly Fixxer, but I am not sure that is exactly what I want. I want to go back to 126mm spacing to make the rear dropouts aligned again (at an angle to each other now). Some have said to get a new hub and build a wheel, but I am having trouble finding a pair that will work. I need to keep a 26" wheel (wife bought me the tires for birthday and they have to stay), and right now I have 32 hole rims. Jenson has a rim for $15 if I could find a 32hole 126mm hub for fixed that I could lace to it.

    I am not a bike mechanic or anything, but I have changed out an axle and what not. The biggest issue here, I need this as cheap as possible. I must just not know where to look because I seem to be striking out. My LBS is not very fixed aware and really couldn't help. Can anyone help me please?

  2. #2
    shoot up or shut up. isotopesope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    colorado springs, co
    My Bikes
    yes please.
    Posts
    1,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    did your jenson wheel come with a casette body, or is it a hub threaded for a freehub body? the fixxer is designed to replace your cassette body. if you need a new hub, take a look at surly hubs, or iro hubs. both are sealed and inexpensive. van dessel would be another possibility.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is a cassette, the fixxer would work with it.

  4. #4
    shoot up or shut up. isotopesope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    colorado springs, co
    My Bikes
    yes please.
    Posts
    1,961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 24601
    It is a cassette, the fixxer would work with it.
    great. then just get a solid axle, respace your hub, get a lock ring, and cog and you'll be aces!

  5. #5
    Team Beer Cynikal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Sacramento CA
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    5,747
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The fixxer is about $80 last time I looked. The IRO hub is $40 for the rear, comes in 126 spacing, and 32 hole (not possitive on this one).
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •