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single fw on a multi fw hub?

Old 09-23-08, 10:49 AM
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single fw on a multi fw hub?

so on my ever growing list of projects was to see if there is a single speed freewheel (bmx style?) i can fit onto my wheel that previously had a 6speed cheap shimano sis freewheel. i blindly went to my lbs a few months ago to buy a bmx freewheel to see if i could just thread it on in place if the 6speed fw i just took off and it wasnt the right size to even start threading on. so now i pose the question: do they make the correct size to just thread on in its place or will i need to get a new hub with different diam thread on hub? i don't wanna go to a fixie with no freewheel capasity. just thought it would be cool for my latest cruiser project to have something other than a coaster brake. allready mounted the sidepulls (yuk) that wil be needed to stop the bike with no coaster. thanks in advance.
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Old 09-23-08, 01:32 PM
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normal freewheels are 34mm diameter hole
modern bmx are 30mm

so you can fit the older style bmx freewheel onto the hub threads
will have to use a single speed chain thats 1/8"
not the narriow 3/32" six speed chain
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