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    Converting rear hed3 or specialized trispoke into a front

    Is it possible to convert a rear road hed3 or specialized trispoke into a front wheel?If yes how can i convert it?

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    This isn't really track-related. You should probably ask the bicycle mechanics forum and ask there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    This isn't really track-related. You should probably ask the bicycle mechanics forum and ask there.
    I'd have to agree.

    and for your information, no you can't typically those wheels are engineered with a specific width and dimension. For instance the point at which those wheels are going to converge in the center is meant for the spacing of a rear road, not a front track.

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    why is it not track related? Those wheels are no longer legal on the road for mass starts, but are on the track (and are quite common)- there have been other threads on them in here.

    Depending on the version you can convert a rear to a front just by changing the axle. I just did it a couple weeks ago when I finally killed my front tri-spoke in a crash. The pair are so old they're labeled "Specialized". At least from that era, the front and rear are identical except for the axle. To convert a rear to a front you just unscrew the track adapter, take out the axle, and put in a front axle.
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    Can you give me a hand?

    helo there, could you gime me a little more info on changing the rear to a front?
    i have two sitting in my basement and i would like to convert a rear to a front.
    Any detailed info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanx!

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    Surly Fixxer, allegedly, to convert a Shimano cassette hub to a fixed gear hub. However, I've also been told certain older TriSpokes are not compatible with the Fixxer. I've been thinking of getting one to try on my wheel which is supposedly not compatible.

    cdr

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilchimp View Post
    helo there, could you gime me a little more info on changing the rear to a front?
    i have two sitting in my basement and i would like to convert a rear to a front.
    Any detailed info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanx!
    If it's a rear freewheel variety, all you need to do is remove the freewheel and replace the axel with a 100mm variety. Center everything and you're done. If it's a freehub, then it can't be done.
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    rear to front

    Thanx! for the info, it seems that hed still produces the axle.
    I'm in Italy and the english prices are pretty high, so... since in Italy we speak euro i found the Hed distributor in spain with nicer prices and photos of the products. Already ordered the Axle!
    As soon as i finish, i will put some photo steps of my conversion.

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