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Old 06-10-08, 12:24 PM
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yet to find the answer, even with sheldon's help...

ok I hope I don't piss anyone off... but I just bought a entry level road bike for dirt cheap only to upgrade my 27" heavy A** wheels on my current single speed ride (along with the stem, pedals, saddle, & a few other things... ) anyways,

The rear hub off the new bike has eight cogs on it, when I buy a 16 tooth cog to convert it to one speed, will the "cassette" remain a "freewheel" instead of locking onto the wheel as a fixed gear? I don't want to go fixie, (i know I know)

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Old 06-10-08, 12:27 PM
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If I understand you correctly, yes, it's a freewheel hub, and will remain so.
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Old 06-10-08, 12:35 PM
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what is the best deal to go with, I'm going to buy an 18 tooth cog... it seems all the online retailers label all the cogs for single speed conversions, I see no conversion kits for fixed gear...

Can anyone tell me of a clear way to tell if I'm purchasing a "single speed/freewheel" conversion as opposed to a "fixed gear" conversion? I'd hate to buy a kit online & wait a week to find I bought the wrong conversion kit.
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That conversion kid will do exactly what you want it to do.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane View Post
That conversion kid will do exactly what you want it to do.
Ah the Conversion Kid... Bike Super Hero
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thanks!
does anyone have a link to a preferred online retailer?
any affiliates out there?
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Originally Posted by BesidesDaniel View Post
Can anyone tell me of a clear way to tell if I'm purchasing a "single speed/freewheel" conversion as opposed to a "fixed gear" conversion? I'd hate to buy a kit online & wait a week to find I bought the wrong conversion kit.
the only "fixed gear conversion kit" is a new rear wheel (or at least hub)

as said before, that kit will do what you want.
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