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    Cheap and dirty fixie convert

    i have a 8speed uniglide freehub,and im trying to make it into a fixie without spending more money if i can avoid it. i know there is an adapter, i think i could weld it. is there any other ways?

    oh and the suicide hub isnt quite suitable, i want the be able to brake

    cheap and nasty is the game

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    Surly makes an adapter that screws onto the hub where the freehub would normally thread onto the hub so that you can use a fixed cog and ride fixed gear. I'm not sure about cost, but it seems to be the safest option without actually buying a fixed hub.

    Edit: Here it is. Looks like you can only use it if you have a Shimano hub with 10x1 axle threading. Fixxer | Parts | Surly BikesFixxer | Parts | Surly Bikes
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    are you planning to weld the freehub to the hub shell?

    does this hub have axle nuts or a quick-release?

    how do you plan to tension the chain?

    there are a lot of ghetto fixie conversions possible, but most of them are sketchy at best and deadly at worst. the last thing you want is to have one of those fail of you while riding through traffic or down a hill.
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    How ghetto do feel like being? This is a technique which has been confirmed to last several winters of use and counting. Not pretty, but probably not deadly either.

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    If your freehub body has a seal on the back, you can remove it and braze the body to the cone, effectively immobilizing the freehub, while being out nothing but a roll of brass wire.

    As posted, a Surly Fixxer is a possibility, but does not fit every hub (and is no longer being produced).

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    brass seems possible, its a quick release and chain tension done with the dropouts

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    i would recommend getting a nutted axle on there instead of a QR. riding fixed will put a LOT of pressure on the axle and a QR might not hold up.

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    Problem Solvers and Origin 8 both sell fixed cogs that mount to 6 bolt disc mounts, and I think they're both under $20. I'm not sure if Problem Solvers has theirs out yet or not, though.

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