Can I modify a freewheel to be fixed?

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  1. BimmsAndBices

    BimmsAndBices New Member

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    I do plan on getting a proper fixed gear hub, but for now I wanted to see if I could make a regular hub lock up completely somehow. Ideas?
     
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  2. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Freewheel hub - just screw on a track cog with some locktite.

    Cassette freehub - not much you can do, some have tried epoxy and soldering, most have failed.
     
  3. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Get a Surly Fixxer: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&PageID=30&SKU=HU9020 to convert a Shimano cassette hub into a real fixed gear hub complete with lockring threading.
     
  4. alpha2k

    alpha2k New Member

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    You may want to check with Sheldon Brown's fixed gear articles

    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html
     
  5. Insaneclimber

    Insaneclimber New Member

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    forget modifying it no matter what you try it will move, and make nice crunchy noises. there must be someone around with a bunch of old fixy wheels that could lend you an old shitter.
     
  6. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    Yup.

    If you are really keen and know someone with a mig welder, you could probably do it. If you havea spare disc hub you can use that, I did it. I used a front hub and drilled a cog to fit. Put a new axle in, respaced and redished and bingo. Done. Works well too.

    Otherwise get an IRO hub. 130mm compatible, cartridge bearings and cheap.
     
  7. ianhargreaves

    ianhargreaves New Member

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    Unless you have track ends (horiz drop-outs) it's gonne be like learning the art of Zen. If you have an old steal frame you can get a local frame builder to weld you some track ends on. some people use ghost rings but other then that just give in now
     
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