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Rev X, change to fixed?

Old 05-27-09, 07:08 PM
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Rev X, change to fixed?

Is it possible? can I just buy a new axel/hub parts to change from a standard road bike freehub to a track fixed?

I guess the Spinergy rear uses a 130mm spacing axel, whereas track bikes are 120mm. I have seen lots of photos of people running the rear spinergy on their track bikes.

I have heard of replacement hub and axel parts for them, but searching has lead nowhere so far.

So I thought I'd ask the experts.

(it's the late superstiff model, which is less likely to explode. So don't make too many it will kill you jokes)
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Old 05-28-09, 06:10 AM
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Get a Surly Fixxer. It will convert the freehub to a fixed gear setup with the correct spacing, I had a set that I converted and I rode them for about a year with no problems then sold them.
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Old 05-28-09, 06:23 AM
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be sure to get good medical insurance as well. Rev-X failures were catastrophic. you are better off foregoing the hassles and dangers of the Rev-X and getting a traditionally laced wheel.
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Old 05-28-09, 07:06 AM
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i have Japanese national health insurance.

i just found a post on roadbikereview.com forums saying about the surly fixer!
Thanks!

I didn't know it changes the spacing too!!!! that will be perfect.

when I get the wheels on my bike I will be sure to take photos, and I promise to post aftermath photos of the inevitable wheel collapse.

but don't worry, I rock a full face DH helmet!

You may think I am joking, but I **** you not....
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rev-x's are ******** dangerous. and ugly. very ugly.
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rear wheel failure isnt too bad.
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Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
rear wheel failure isnt too bad.
this is like saying someone only got killed a little bit

wheel failure is bad regardless of front or back, and the delamination issues on the Rev-X are enough to cuase most sane people to stay away from them. If it is absolutely necessary to roll a Rev-X, how about you just get a full disc and paint it like a Rev-X? The same lack of logic exists through that method, but with an added dash of safety, and probably 2 parts of street cred awesomeness
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