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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 04-26-14, 05:14 PM   #1
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Rear Shimano with velosolo cog

Have a question on this conversion.

I have been on it for a few months now and there have been some issues like the cup and cone came a bit loose on the cassette side. My question is can you simply remove the bearings in the cup and cone and keep using it as a fixed hub? I do not plan on ever using this hub for freehweeling use only fixed with a velosolo cog.

I just figure if I can remove the parts I do not need in the hub nor will need to worry about replacing.
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Old 04-26-14, 05:30 PM   #2
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You need bearings.
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He has his cog bolted onto the disk brake part of a multi-gear hub. It took me a while to figure that out. So janky.
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Yeah, I figured he meant he wants to remove the freehub body. Still, the freehub body houses the bearings so you can't do without it.
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Piss poor explaining on my part. Thanks gang.
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I converted my freehub to being fixed with cut down drill bit ends in place of the ratchet pawls. I use it with a ss sprocket and a bunch of cassette spacers. Been riding it more some months no bother.
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