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    Fixie Hub Question?

    In what seems to be a natural progression as a fellow bike fanatic, I'm considering the move to a fixed gear setup. Before I 'justify' the expense of new hubs, I'm thinking of flipping my rear wheel over (HD CK hub), flipping the crankset and running the whole shebang backwards. Does anyone know of any damage I would be doing in running the hub like this? Being a ring drive system, I assume it would only cause fulltime engagement of the ringdrive, but I make no claims to being an expert.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Sorry if im missing something here, but the cranks and driveside of the hub being on the left side of the bike would mean you can pedal backwards and freewheel forwards, no?
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    Doh! Your right! Shoot, I guess I didn't think THAT through enough! I guess new hubs are the only way to check it out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helibee
    In what seems to be a natural progression as a fellow bike fanatic, I'm considering the move to a fixed gear setup. Before I 'justify' the expense of new hubs, I'm thinking of flipping my rear wheel over (HD CK hub), flipping the crankset and running the whole shebang backwards. Does anyone know of any damage I would be doing in running the hub like this? Being a ring drive system, I assume it would only cause fulltime engagement of the ringdrive, but I make no claims to being an expert.

    Thanks for any help.
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    Yes, you can bolt on a ISO-disc-rotor-mount cog and flip the wheel around.

    More fun -- you can swap the crankarms (chainring on non-drive side) instead but that will open up a fun discussion about pedal thread direction.

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    OR, a few places (such as Boone) make a cog that bolts onto the ISO disc mount on the hub, if you have one....
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