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Old 05-17-14, 04:46 PM   #1
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Fixed gear rear wheel building - any component advice / recommendations?


I've been enjoying my Tern Link Uno for around-town use as well as train commuting between DC/NoVA and Baltimore for about a year now.
Being a fixed gear rider otherwise, my goal was to eventually convert it to that, as the dropouts are horizontal and perfectly spaced at 120mm.
The fact that the Tern's coaster hub cone keeps coming loose in pretty short intervals finally has me jump into action.

I visited my local bike shop today where I planned to have it built, but besides the advice to use a low flange hub, I haven't gotten much further.
My current rim is a little over 1" wide has a 1.6" wide tire mounted, so I plan on keeping it in that ballpark.

Any recommendations on rim, hub, spokes would be much appreciated, also any existing information on acquiring a complete wheel.

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Old 05-18-14, 04:51 AM   #2
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my advice would be to use a low flange hub too.
not very familiar with FG ,I'm afraid I could not give further suggestions.
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many Track hubs are often 120 overlocknut wide ..

why not just have the shop pick what they can find .. and drop off the bike , since the coaster brake is a problem , allow its rear wheel to donate the rim.

so they can sort out getting the chainline right .. no need for strangers, online, micromanaging it.. leave the bike and just say 'Make it So' ..
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