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Old 11-19-08, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by admrwe
there aren't enough pictures in this thread!

new fork
Where did you come up with that chain? I'm diggin it.
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Old 11-19-08, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jzsoup
Where did you come up with that chain? I'm diggin it.
If I'm not mistaken, that's a KMC Rainbow
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thanks all! yeah, the chain is the kmc rainbow, i think that they should still have them on danscomp.

the fork is a kona p2 mountain fork with the cantilever tabs cut off / sprayed yellow, it is ridiculously strong and allows me to barspin a 700c wheel, so awesome all around.

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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot
If you want to run SS you just spread the rear end a little bit and it will fit(no jokes please),but if you use the fixxer,it will replace the freehub and give you the 120mm spacing.
Originally Posted by Previous owner
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running as a single speed right now but throw on a cassette and you have an awesome geared wheelset.
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Since I was running the rear as a single speed I had the axle changed out to a solid one.
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this is the listing picture and a detail about the axle thats on it. before i order up the fixxer, i just want to be sure this cant be converted with just a lockring or something.
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"thanks all! yeah, the chain is the kmc rainbow, i think that they should still have them on danscomp.

the fork is a kona p2 mountain fork with the cantilever tabs cut off / sprayed yellow, it is ridiculously strong and allows me to barspin a 700c wheel, so awesome all around.

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That must be the total cruiser with the now relaxed frame angles using that tall fork?

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Old 11-19-08, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano
this is the listing picture and a detail about the axle thats on it. before i order up the fixxer, i just want to be sure this cant be converted with just a lockring or something.
dude you need to do more research before buying things.


the front rim will be great... and awesome. i just picked up a rolf ti sestiere front and it's the nicest front wheel i've ever had.

the rolf vector rear has a cassette hub, which means there is no threading on the hub for a cog OR lockring.

what it has now is a singlespeed conversion kit which includes spacers to space the "cog" out and a cog that fits on that particular cassette. the part that freewheels is INSIDE the cassette and hub. you'll need to get a fixed gear hub and lace it back to that rim if you want to use that wheel fixed. that hub will never reliably function as a fixed wheel- and it was never designed to. that low of a spoke count means that the spokes are designed to only take rotational pressure on the drive side.

to answer your question: no, it can't be converted with just a lockring. in fact, it can't be converted without a welder and more metal.
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Originally Posted by adriano
this is the listing picture and a detail about the axle thats on it. before i order up the fixxer, i just want to be sure this cant be converted with just a lockring or something.
you're not gonna be fitting a lockring or cog onto that. the fixxer is your only option.
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Originally Posted by cc700
dude you need to do more research before buying things.


the front rim will be great... and awesome. i just picked up a rolf ti sestiere front and it's the nicest front wheel i've ever had.

the rolf vector rear has a cassette hub, which means there is no threading on the hub for a cog OR lockring.

what it has now is a singlespeed conversion kit which includes spacers to space the "cog" out and a cog that fits on that particular cassette. the part that freewheels is INSIDE the cassette and hub. you'll need to get a fixed gear hub and lace it back to that rim if you want to use that wheel fixed. that hub will never reliably function as a fixed wheel- and it was never designed to. that low of a spoke count means that the spokes are designed to only take rotational pressure on the drive side.

to answer your question: no, it can't be converted with just a lockring. in fact, it can't be converted without a welder and more metal.
actually the surly fixxer replaces the entire cassette hub body so it should work. spacing is another issue you'll need confirm.
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Originally Posted by cc700
dude you need to do more research before buying things.
i try to stay on top of things, but im definitely new to bikes. i learned i would be able to make this happen with the fixxer, but i thought there might have been a way to avoid getting that rather pricey piece because he had some kind of conversion already in place. thanks for explaining what he did. i also bought these because if at the end of the day i dont want to deal with it, i learned can easily flip them for profit at the price i got.

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actually the surly fixxer replaces the entire cassette hub body so it should work. spacing is another issue you'll need confirm.
do you mean chainline or overall width? surly says "Most converted hubs can be spaced 120, 126, 130 or 135mm."
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oooh a surly fixxer.

right.

my bad.


in that case, you'll need a new cog and a lockring.
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so-

I've noticed that some of these kilo tt frames have really tight clearance with the front wheel/tire and the down tube-

and then others dont have as tight of clearance?

is this depend on the size? or because of the new or older model?


I fit a small frame, and wanted to get one that had these tight clearances with the front wheel, but I wasn't sure if that was with the bigger frames?
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this frame seems to have that front wheel tighter clearance- compared to many others?

why is that?
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Old 11-19-08, 05:41 PM
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i think it may have to do with size which is why the smaller frames have toe overlap.
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hmm.. interesting

so the smaller frames wouldn't have those close clearance due to toe overlap?

I know its all appearance in my mind, but they look much more agressive with that compactness in the front.
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i think it's actually the larger sizes that have the steeper headtube angle, which will give you tighter clearances like that.
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I think I'll have to agree with tfunk. On my 50cm, there is still that tight tire/downtube clearance, but it does not look as aggressive as the larger bike above.
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my 57cm has pretty tight clearance in the front:

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Originally Posted by scoobydrew
I think I'll have to agree with tfunk. On my 50cm, there is still that tight tire/downtube clearance, but it does not look as aggressive as the larger bike above.
would you mind posting a pic to show the comparison?
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
my 57cm has pretty tight clearance in the front:

very nice! looks agressive
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a 50cm black kilo tt...

30" inseam 5' 8" height... just doing one last check on the size...
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a 50cm black kilo tt...

30" inseam 5' 8" height... just doing one last check on the size...
definitely don't want to go lower or higher. i'm a tad taller than you and fit just fine on my 50
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awesome... thanks for the advice... buying now...
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Originally Posted by adriano

i picked up a set of rolf vector comps. the previous owner already has it running as a free single gear, and i plan on using it fixed. is the fixxer my only option?
are those lightning bolts for spokes?

for relevance, my girlfriends white 50cm TT frameset comes tomorrow!
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thats just a really really low quality image... notice the jaggy lines around the whole thing... jpeg is a *****...
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yeah... jaggy.
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