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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 06-30-13, 05:14 PM   #1
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Vintage road bike to fixed gear conversion help

Hey I recently bought myself a 1984 road bike which could be easily converted I to a fixed gear but I know very little about bikes so its hard for me to decide if I should convert Into a fixie. Where I live there are a lot of steep hills but there are some smooth straight roads as well. I really need to know what gear ratio you can recommend to me. Also the bike has 10 gears and I was wondering if the hub could be converted into a fixed gear so I wont have to buy a whole new wheel. Sorry for not explaining it very clearly but I just need some basic and important information about fixed gear conversion.
Thanks in advance, Dennis
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Old 06-30-13, 05:21 PM   #2
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Read here for good info

http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
http://sheldonbrown.com/deakins/how-...onversion.html
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That is just just what I needed. Thanks so much
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Also check YouTube videos

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...xie+conversion
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And do please resist sawing anything off the frame...
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