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    Converting a disc wheel

    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to convert a hed front disc to be used for the rear? I've searched around and can't seem to find an answer.
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    Ummmmmm, its possible, but I wouldn't do it.

    The front disc would be built and rated differently to a disc back wheel. I reckon even if you could do it the torsion placed on it would break it.
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    I thought that might be true, but apparently HED trispoke wheels are interchangeable.

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    Do you have a picture of it? If it has threading anywhere on the hub, I think it can be done with a Hed track axel conversion kit.
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    A surly fixxer with a HED rear works perfectly, although the chainline is greater than 42mm.
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    Have you done this? I got a reply from HED saying this was not possible, but they didn't really explain why. I'm curious if it's a problem of structural integrity, the complexity of modifying the axle, problems with the chainline, etc.

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    As I said in my PM, please note that I'm not talking about a HED front.. I used a Surly Fixxer with a HED rear and for my application it worked perfectly.

    Another suggestion: you might want to find an older disc wheel on eBay that takes a thread-on freewheel. You can thread a cog right on (but no lockring.. so only use this on a track where they aren't strictly necessary). Some even have track threads on the other side. I saw plenty between $150 and $300 when I was searching several months ago.
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    would a surly fixxer kit work on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merdaccade View Post
    would a surly fixxer kit work on this?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260206567853
    no, that has a threaded-freewheel, and the fixxer only works with freehubs. you can remove the freewheel and thread a track cog on, although you'll probably have a less-than-perfect chainline.

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    I didnt figure a new thread was needed, so i will resurrect.
    I just bought a hed disc rear, Does the surly fixxer work on all rear heds? or is it just some years?
    Before I buy a surly fixxer i would like to make sure i can do it. Thanks.

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    It all depends on which disc you bought. Post a picture and we can tell you.

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