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    Fixed/Fixed multi cog MTB hub

    Wondering if anyone has any experience with this.
    At the moment I have Surly fixed/disc hub with a 17/21 dingle on the threaded side
    and a Velosolo 15t on the disc side.
    I plan to run a 28/32 up front on a Karate Monkey with a 2.0 tire
    I'm hoping to not have to use quick links but it's really not an issue.
    At the moment I'm riding 36/19 it's all good fun around town and on the dh's and flats but
    trying to keep up on the climb to the top is more hell then I need in my life at the moment.

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    I'm pretty convinced that if I ever start thinking of going dingle, I might as well just go geared. Less headaches, easier set up, and seamless translation from urban to trail gearing. Don't be ashamed--there is nothing wrong with going geared. I'm taking out my 3x9 26er tomorrow morning for a road/trail ride, because if I have to ride another mile on the road with 33x21, I will chuck that bike into oncoming traffic.

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    I know nothing of what you speak of,

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    Take the elite SS blinders off and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    I love my SS's, but if I'm headed out for a road ride to the trail head, I'm taking gears with me.

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    Thank you for your experience in the use of a fixed/fixed hub

    You know dude maybe I'm poor and this is what I can afford at the moment.
    Why don't you ship me your geared set up and I'll be happy to oblige.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    Thank you for your experience in the use of a fixed/fixed hub...
    I don't see why it wouldn't work? Two powerlinks and you're good to go.

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    You know dude maybe I'm poor and this is what I can afford at the moment...
    Maybe. Or maybe you've got an extra $50 to set your bike up 1x9. Since you didn't specify, I guess we'll never know.

    Oh, 1x9 means no fixed, so loss of cool points there. Hope you get it figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    I don't see why it wouldn't work? Two powerlinks and you're good to go.



    Maybe. Or maybe you've got an extra $50 to set your bike up 1x9. Since you didn't specify, I guess we'll never know.

    Oh, 1x9 means no fixed, so loss of cool points there. Hope you get it figured out.

    Really,

    No Really????

    Yep you so man cool points and all
    What ratio are you riding fixed?

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    Have you considered the dingly cog option from surly? I'm not so certain that I understand your question, but a Surly fixed dingle would solve a problem potentially, though not necessarily your problem. Glad I could help. Oops, you'll have to go 32/30 up front if you want to use one of these dinglers.

    Last edited by vaultbrad; 07-29-2011 at 03:21 PM. Reason: I miss informed and re-informed regarding knowledge likely known previously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    Really,

    No Really????

    Yep you so man cool points and all
    What ratio are you riding fixed?
    48x18

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    Should Work

    Hey Mr. Bee,

    I ran a similar setup for a while. I don't think you will have any problems. I have never heard of someone using a quicklink on a fixed drive train, maybe someone is doing it. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    48x18
    Really, on the trails your riding 48/18,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiminyt View Post
    Hey Mr. Bee,

    I ran a similar setup for a while. I don't think you will have any problems. I have never heard of someone using a quicklink on a fixed drive train, maybe someone is doing it. Good luck.
    I was just wondering if anyone was running a fixed/fixed set up and what size cogs they might be using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    Have you considered the dingly cog option from surly?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh! I'd missed that being out available. I can see a 17/21T in my very near future. Ooh!
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    I would also like a 17/21 combonertion. I need a fixedable rear wheel though. Sometimes I regret selling my tarck biek, but the Xczech will make a better platform anyway.

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    Got the Fixed Disc wheel, best thing I ever did for fixed mtb dirt!

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    In that case whip out that cash and buy a dingler cog so you can ride it and tell me how awesome it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    In that case whip out that cash and buy a dingler cog so you can ride it and tell me how awesome it is.
    ,,,,,, and a 36t chainring........

    I did the two links of chain and two power links routine on my CxC a few years back. Too messy, greasey, fiddly for me. With this I can loosen the wheel and move the chain quickly and stay relatively clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    Really, on the trails your riding 48/18,
    Yep. Sometimes, I do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Yep. Sometimes, I do.

    Video or it's a fish story Son.

    36/15
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgxN8dyAfEk

    Ya bro 48/18 PissssH ya single speed blinders bro cool points and **** ya

    and what are thoes 28c's Really Dude are you wearing an all Lycra one piece also??

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    ,,,,,, and a 36t chainring........

    I did the two links of chain and two power links routine on my CxC a few years back. Too messy, greasey, fiddly for me. With this I can loosen the wheel and move the chain quickly and stay relatively clean.
    Yeah... That stuff too. Virtual High Fives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    ,,,,,, and a 36t chainring........

    I did the two links of chain and two power links routine on my CxC a few years back. Too messy, greasey, fiddly for me. With this I can loosen the wheel and move the chain quickly and stay relatively clean.
    What kind of drop outs were you working with,what would say there leanth is, what size cogs were you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    Video or it's a fish story Son...
    What would make this moment even more devastating is if another random internet person chimed in and also called me a liar.

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    Are you seriously saying you wouldn't be able to push a bigger gear on that trail? It was flatter than your "helmet visor". I saw you stand maybe 4 times?

    Nice vid, though. Almost threw up afterwards. From the motion sickness. Have fun with the FG. Tried it. Not for me. But props to you for riding fixed pushing almost 40.

    And wear a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    What kind of drop outs were you working with,what would say there leanth is, what size cogs were you running?
    Cross Check has semi horizontal dropouts. I had a 19t ENO with 34 / 46t chainrings, covering 50+ miles and 5000+ feet of climbing on some days..
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Cross Check has semi horizontal dropouts...
    Not trying to bust your chops, but they're technically just "horizontal dropouts".

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_dr-z.html#dropout

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Not trying to bust your chops, but they're technically just "horizontal dropouts".

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_dr-z.html#dropout
    Surly thinks otherwise.
    Then we threw dowwwwwn some good ideas, like semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger, our FFF stays so you can run big, fat tires (even with fenders), and our Gnot-Rite rear spacing that takes mountain and road hubs.
    Go get them to change the product description on their website.

    I'll wait here. Hurry.
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