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Can I do a fixed gear conversion with these hubs/wheels?

Old 10-04-09, 07:04 PM
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Can I do a fixed gear conversion with these hubs/wheels?

Hey guys, I have purchased a Dawes MTA from eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2010-ROAD-BI...ht_7076wt_1165) which USE to come with a flip-flop rear hub but it came in my door as only a single speed gear. I'm new to bikes but am very interested at the moment. I was wondering if it is possible to change the single speed configuration to fixed gear by buying a new cog and lockring to replace my current cog? Here are some pictures of the rear wheel:


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Old 10-04-09, 07:07 PM
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Uhhh, no. I don't think you can do that.



to elaborate, you would need something that looks like this:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_tp-z.html#trackhub

matter of fact, browse around that website for a while.

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Old 10-04-09, 07:12 PM
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Don't think so unfortunately
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Old 10-04-09, 07:12 PM
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Do I have to buy a whole new wheel which supports "fixed"?
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Yes. You'd need a new wheel with a fixed hub on it. I'd actually suggest getting a flip flop hub that is fixed on both sides.
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Old 10-04-09, 07:13 PM
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might be a set of reverse threads under the freewheel.
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Or hope that le'ehov is right and not have to do so.
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Yes you can! SUICIDE HUB!!
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Yes you can! SUICIDE HUB!!
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