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    Fixed gear setup questions

    So I have an old frame with vertical drops and want to run it fixed. Here's what I'm thinking. Can I use an ENO eccentric disc hub with a TomiCog?


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    Sure go for it. What wheel in back are you going to run? Is this going to be a monstercross like your avatar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    Sure go for it. What wheel in back are you going to run? Is this going to be a monstercross like your avatar?
    Uhhh the plan is to go with an ENO eccentric disc hub and probably a Mavic rim of some description.

    Any problems with the hub slipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uno-speedo
    Uhhh the plan is to go with an ENO eccentric disc hub and probably a Mavic rim of some description.

    Any problems with the hub slipping?
    Make sure the hub's bolts are pretty tight. Near herculean strength, then you're good.

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    Thanks Ernesto.

    Next question. I typically run 175mm cranks but am thinking about 170mm for that little bit more clearance. But its 5mm which is nothing really. And I assume the disadvantage is less leverage and more spinning. *Thinking out loud*

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    Quote Originally Posted by uno-speedo
    Thanks Ernesto.

    Next question. I typically run 175mm cranks but am thinking about 170mm for that little bit more clearance. But its 5mm which is nothing really. And I assume the disadvantage is less leverage and more spinning. *Thinking out loud*
    I always run 175mm...70mm? like that's going to make a difference.

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    I find clearance problems are generally associated with the BB or the chainring not the crank so wouldn't bother changing the crank.

    I find the extra leverage is great when braking on a fixe.

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    Go with the crank length your legs are used to.

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    Go with 170. It's more important when cornering; you don't want your pedals to get hooked and take you down right in front of a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboose21
    Go with 170. It's more important when cornering; you don't want your pedals to get hooked and take you down right in front of a car.
    or, you can learn when and how to hoopty the corners

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    You probably thought about this but...I'd think a front brake would be a must when running an eccentric hub. If that bad boy slips, you are in deep sh!t.

    I'm thinking of doing something similar too.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    I run both 175 on my 26" wheels and 170 on my 29er.
    The clearance is better with the 170 but I have been riding everyting with the 175. It just take times to know your limit on the tight turns etc... I personally think that you should go with what you are used to.

    Dan

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