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Single Speed to Fixed Gear Conversion

Old 09-15-15, 04:44 PM
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Single Speed to Fixed Gear Conversion

Hello all,

I currently have a single speed with a freewheel. I would like to ride fixed. What is the cheapest way to convert my bike?

I could not find a flip flop hub wheelset within my price range.

Thanks!
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Old 09-15-15, 04:54 PM
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Replace your freewheel with a cog and lockring.
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Replace your freewheel with a cog and lockring.
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What is the cheapest way to convert my bike?
Originally Posted by Euthyphro
Replace your freewheel with a cog and lockring.
Cog and no lockring would be cheaper.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Cog and no lockring would be cheaper.
You win.
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Originally Posted by Euthyphr
You win.
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Cog and no lockring would be cheaper.
that could become not fixed
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Thanks guys. I didn't realize it was that simple. So just to make sure before I buy anything... This is the current setup on my bike: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Can I just pull off the freewheel and replace it with the lock ring and cog linked below?

https://www.amazon.com/State-Bicycle-...1&keywords=cog
Amazon.com: State Bicycle Fixed Gear/Fixie Bike Cog Lock Ring, Silver
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Originally Posted by mathews023 View Post
Thanks guys. I didn't realize it was that simple. So just to make sure before I buy anything... This is the current setup on my bike: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Can I just pull off the freewheel and replace it with the lock ring and cog linked below?

https://www.amazon.com/State-Bicycle-...1&keywords=cog
Amazon.com: State Bicycle Fixed Gear/Fixie Bike Cog Lock Ring, Silver
Nope. Everyone here has been yanking yer chain on this. While you can certainly screw that cog onto your hub threads, that lockring is reverse threaded and smaller diameter for a proper fixed gear hub. You can use an English adjustable (left) cup bottom bracket lockring, but it won't do much to keep the cog from unthreading, since it is also a right-handed thread. You are doing what is called a "suicide" fixed gear setup, but if you use red loctite and get the cog really tight it will probably work and you won't die. Just make sure you've got front and rear brakes that work.
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[h=1]suicide[/h]

noun sui∑cide \ˈsŁ-ə-ˌsīd\


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Originally Posted by jlafitte View Post
that could become not fixed
We have a perfectly good word for "not fixed."
It's called broken.
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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
We have a perfectly good word for "not fixed."
It's called broken.
Not repaired.
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What percentage of FW hubs would you estimate have enough threading for a cog and RH lockring? Because in my actual but limited experience, it's zero.
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What percentage of FW hubs would you estimate have enough threading for a cog and RH lockring? Because in my actual but limited experience, it's zero.
100%
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is it just me or is that drive side dropout bent?
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