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2022 Post your Single Speed and Fixed Gear Thread

Old 11-25-22, 06:37 PM
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Old 12-01-22, 04:17 PM
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I've been having a lot of fun with this conversion.
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Originally Posted by theblackbullet
I've been having a lot of fun with this conversion.
Not sure if I should ask how or why first.
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Old 12-01-22, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by theblackbullet
I've been having a lot of fun with this conversion.
Let’s start with the “why”…other than “because”, perhaps you had an asymmetric bb and the non-drive side gave you a closer/better chain-line?
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Old 12-01-22, 05:46 PM
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…and “how” did you get the pedals to thread? Take them apart and swap out the pedal axles?
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Why not? I've always wanted to do it for the sake of novelty, and a solution just kind of came together to do it easily.

The hub is a White Industries Eno eccentric hub that uses a splined cog. I actually hated that I had to buy new proprietary cogs, but it just so happens that if you want to run left side drive, you don't need to worry about which direction it threaded on because it doesn't. The crankset, is a tandem crankset for a captain. I came across a good deal on it and with the eno wheelset already on the bike, it clicked that I could do a proper left side drive conversion pretty easily.



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Old 12-01-22, 07:36 PM
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Brilliant! I didn’t think of the tandem crank option. Even without the splined cog I’d think a standard track/fixie set up could be used in reverse quite easily with its reverse thread (LH) locking flange. Rear wheel braking with those is all in reverse without issue so not all that different.
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Originally Posted by theblackbullet
Why not? I've always wanted to do it for the sake of novelty, and a solution just kind of came together to do it easily.

The hub is a White Industries Eno eccentric hub that uses a splined cog. I actually hated that I had to buy new proprietary cogs, but it just so happens that if you want to run left side drive, you don't need to worry about which direction it threaded on because it doesn't. The crankset, is a tandem crankset for a captain. I came across a good deal on it and with the eno wheelset already on the bike, it clicked that I could do a proper left side drive conversion pretty easily.
This is mechanically well thought out and built. I was expecting a janky, macguyvered explanation, Well done.
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Back to drops, bike fits much better this way.




Also the porteur bar/stem combo made putting the front bag on incredibly difficult which forced the switch to drops. For a bike that I typically just cruise around on having a bag like that makes the bike incredibly useful. Fits a 6 pack of cans perfectly, and handling doesn't get weird
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Back to drops, bike fits much better this way.




Also the porteur bar/stem combo made putting the front bag on incredibly difficult which forced the switch to drops. For a bike that I typically just cruise around on having a bag like that makes the bike incredibly useful. Fits a 6 pack of cans perfectly, and handling doesn't get weird
Voyageur or Le Tour?
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Voyageur or Le Tour?
Super le Tour 12.2. 1977 I believe.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
My track racing bike for thirty years:


1976 Schwinn Paramount P14

1976 Schwinn Paramount P14
I absolutely love this.
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Just noticed the branding on there, I had no idea these bikes existed.

I have one of the Planet X Holdsworth Competition frames built up as my road bike and I absolutely love it.

Now I might need to track one of these down...
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Old 12-20-22, 07:21 AM
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Yeah this was part (bottom?) of Planet X's Holdsworth(and I think they acquired some other heritage-ish brand names too) retro-steel experiment 8-10 years ago. Its a shame they gave up on that business.

It has been a wonderful little cruiserly bike for me...
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Updated the big block again: new additions are SimWorks bar + seatpost (and matching spacers), Izumi Super Toughness KAI, Phil cog + chainring.

Props to the fabulous team at Sacramento's VELOTRAP, bike was quiet before but absolutely silent now - rides perfect *chef's kiss*


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