Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-05, 10:22 AM   #1
jacobs
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jacobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: http://www.jacobsbicycles.com
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
15/19 cog anyone?

i'm fixing up my old custom mtb with totally vertical dropouts (NO horizontal play). anyone in boston have a 15 or 19 tooth cog they could part with for a few days, so i can try them out and see if it will work without doing too much filing to my dropouts/axle? they seem to be the closest by far for my chainstay length with a 36 tooth chainring.

i don't feel like dropping 15-20 on a cog that i'll have no use for if it doesn't work (cause if it doesn't and i still want to do this, i'll probably be dropping quite a bit more on an eno hub), as i'm real short on funds these days!

thanks!
jacobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-05, 11:24 AM   #2
Alexi
Senior Member
 
Alexi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Boston
Bikes:
Posts: 814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah i've got an extra 19 tooth soma cog, it's 1/8th if that matters
Alexi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-05, 11:24 AM   #3
jim-bob
hateful little monkey
 
jim-bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes:
Posts: 5,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Even if you get it working, you'll probably get boned by chain stretch later down the road.

You know you want the ENO hub. Give in.
jim-bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-05, 11:59 AM   #4
darkmother
Get the stick.
 
darkmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 12 Y.O. Litespeed MTB, IRO Jamie Roy fixie, Custom Habanero Ti 'Cross, No name SS MTB, Old school lugged steel track bike (soon)
Posts: 1,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim-bob
Even if you get it working, you'll probably get boned by chain stretch later down the road.

You know you want the ENO hub. Give in.
It is true, the ENO will not be denied. I love mine-worth every penny.
darkmother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-05, 03:15 PM   #5
jacobs
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jacobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: http://www.jacobsbicycles.com
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm not setitng this up as a daily ride, i just want to set it up and see how i like it as a fixed gear. if i decide i like it, i'm going to need a new back wheel (i'm just using my old mavic hub/rim, and don't like the idea of extended brakeless riding wihtout a lockring), and will probably go for the eno. alexi - consider yourself pm'ed.
jacobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:31 AM.