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Old 03-17-09, 11:27 AM
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Mtn flip flop

Does anyone know of a source for a reasonable 26 mtn flip flop wheel off the shelf??
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Old 03-17-09, 11:35 AM
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Ebay maybe
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Old 03-17-09, 11:36 AM
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Are you looking to run two freewheels?
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Old 03-17-09, 12:11 PM
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Surly makes 'em. There are lots of options: fixed/free vs. free/free, QR vs. solid axle, 32h or 36h.
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Get a fixed/fixed, you can always put a freewheel on a fixed threading.
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Old 03-17-09, 07:53 PM
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If you want to save some money (and assuming by "flip-flop" you mean fixed/free) you can get any old Shimano disk hub, use a single speed cassete cog and spacers on the free hub side and a bolt-on fixed cog for the rotor mount. The cogs are available from a few places online, but if you know a machinist who works for beer, you can get him or her to mill out the splines just a bit and drill holes matching those in a disk rotor.
I've been using this setup this winter and I have no complaints. Chainline is fine, and to me, an XT hub is a better product than the Surly hub and much cheaper, even counting the cost of shipping or fabricating the special cog.
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Old 03-17-09, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by silver_ghost View Post
If you want to save some money (and assuming by "flip-flop" you mean fixed/free) you can get any old Shimano disk hub, use a single speed cassete cog and spacers on the free hub side and a bolt-on fixed cog for the rotor mount. The cogs are available from a few places online, but if you know a machinist who works for beer, you can get him or her to mill out the splines just a bit and drill holes matching those in a disk rotor.
I've been using this setup this winter and I have no complaints. Chainline is fine, and to me, an XT hub is a better product than the Surly hub and much cheaper, even counting the cost of shipping or fabricating the special cog.
I second this.

Easy to change gears, cheap etc....
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Old 03-18-09, 07:13 AM
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Thanks!

Hey great idea...never thought of that. I definitely give it a try. I knew there must be an on the cheap way. I just cant justify the cost of a new custom wheel right now. I've been riding an old GT Tequesta for the last year as a SS and want to experiment fixie so thanks!
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Old 03-18-09, 07:25 AM
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If you have a rear disc hub but use rim brakes, there is the tomicog, one of the options #6 mentioned.
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Old 03-18-09, 10:26 AM
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How long until someone out there makes the disk/disk flip flop hub for all us tomicog users?

Paul, I'm waiting on you.
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