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Looking to build my firsted Fixed Gear conversion. Few Questions.

Old 08-03-08, 08:02 AM
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Looking to build my firsted Fixed Gear conversion. Few Questions.

I'm looking to buy an old cheap bike/frame and build my first fixed gear for a little project and to see if I like fixed gear.

Anyway is there anything on the frame I should look for?

I've heard about on the frame where the rear wheel attaches something about the direction the hub attaches.

I'm not exactly sure.

Like can all or any of these frames be converted to a fixed gear or on kind easier then the other or none?

Please give me a hand. This is the only main thing I'm unsure of right now and don't want to buy a bike/frame that I can't convert.

1. I think this is Horizontal correct me if I'm wrong.


2. I think this is Vertical again correct me.


3. I think it's the same as 2?
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Alright very cool. Thank you.

I see horizontal is much better. Most bikes are vertical though.
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