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 07-02-13, 09:39 AM
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I bought a Nishiki 3-speed from my neighbor, and the shifter cable snapped. I was thinking about converting to a single speed anyway, and this seems like a good omen. I'm somewhat novice when it comes to repair, but this seems relatively straight forward. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My main question - do I need to replace the hub?

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Since the shift cable broke, it looks like you already have it as a single speed.

N.B. most 3-speed hubs default to high gear in the absence of cable tension, so the single speed you now have may be too high for your liking. What hub do you have?
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