Using track wheel on road fixed gear

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    I'm tempted by a pair of track wheels (front 100mm, back 120mm). I would be using these on my Ciocc
    1980-something fixed-gear road bike. Would I need to get a longer axle for the rear wheel? How would
    I deal with the spacing issue? Is it easy?

    Thanks,

    David Maxfield Mitchell, SD
     
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  2. Maxfield D wrote:
    > I'm tempted by a pair of track wheels (front 100mm, back 120mm). I woul=
    d be
    > using these on my Ciocc 1980-something fixed-gear road bike. Would I ne=
    ed to
    > get a longer axle for the rear wheel? How would I deal with the spacing=
    issue?

    Depends on the hubs. Many track hubs have axles long enough to be=20 spaced out farther. Your
    Ci=F6cc is prob'ly 126 mm spacing (measure it t= o=20 be sure.) If so, a simple 3 mm spacer on each
    side oughta do it.

    Spacers should be installed between the locknuts and the cones.

    If you need to replace the axle, you might want to consider converting=20 to quick release, which is
    a nice feature on a road bike.

    See also http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed for lots of info on fixed-gears=20 for road use.

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  3. max-<< I'm tempted by a pair of track wheels (front 100mm, back 120mm). I would be using these on my
    Ciocc 1980-something fixed-gear road bike. Would I need to get a longer axle for the rear wheel?

    Sounds familiar!!

    I have this very setup-

    You may be able to add 3mm of spacers to the track hub on each side(which is what I did-Suzue pro
    track hubs) or cold set the frameset to 120mm...


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