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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-03-08, 03:04 AM   #1
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Flip Flop Help

Hey all

I don't really know anything about single speeds/fixeds (or bikes in general honestly) but I've borrowed a mate's kona paddy wagon while he's away and I'm loving it.

The bike has a flip flop fixie to freewheel hub, I'm riding it free, and I want to have a go riding it fixed, cause I never have before. How do I change it? Help me ride fixed for the first time before I lose my chance forever!

Thanks a lot guys
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Loosen rear axle nuts, take chain off of rear freewheel cog, remove wheel from dropouts/ends, flip wheel around, reinsert into dropouts/ends, reattach chain, tighten nuts while keeping chain tension with 1/2" of deflection.
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