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    Senior Member Midtown's Avatar
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    Fixed to Free Help Needed

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    Hey Gang,

    I have this barely used 2002 Redline Monocog, with a Phil Wood Fixed Gear hub.
    As a big old guy I'd like to convert it into something I can ride on a paved trail. The way it is set up now is way to tough on my ol' knees.
    Any recommendations on what type of free wheel to get, or other options would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    T.

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    White Industries ENO freewheel. It can be pulled apart and regreased or rebuilt so it'll last a lifetime, you'll drop about $90 on it though. Shimano MX30 is decent for around $30

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
    White Industries ENO freewheel. It can be pulled apart and regreased or rebuilt so it'll last a lifetime, you'll drop about $90 on it though. Shimano MX30 is decent for around $30
    thank you sir on the WI freewheel tip. This looks like exactly what I'm looking for. It comes in sizes 16-23t. Which one would you recommend for winter conditions with a big guy at the helm?

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    Depends on what gear ratio you want to run. If you want to go faster but have a harder time pedaling, go with a low tooth count. If you want it to be easier to pedal and have lower top speed then go with a higher tooth count. It'll be better on your knees to go higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
    Depends on what gear ratio you want to run. If you want to go faster but have a harder time pedaling, go with a low tooth count. If you want it to be easier to pedal and have lower top speed then go with a higher tooth count. It'll be better on your knees to go higher.
    Thank you, that's exactly what I needed to know.

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