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    Curious but not commited.

    Is there a way to temporarily fix the freewheel of a regular geared bike?
    I am curious about riding a fixie, but I am not ready to commit...

    Thanks
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    If you have a disc hub then you can get a cog that has the IS2000 brake rotor pattern in it. You obviously won't need the rear brake so .....

    Not 100% sure, but maybe there's some kind of kit you replace the actual freehub with?
    I ..... need ..... DIRT!!!!!

    ... and cookies. :D

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    surly fixxer. no first hand experience about it, but would love to have one.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Thanks!

    Here is what I found:
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...b?disp_order=5

    Thanks for pointing me on the right direction.
    JEB

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    tomicog or surly fixer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javier
    Here is what I found:
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...b?disp_order=5

    Thanks for pointing me on the right direction.
    JEB
    Better:
    http://tomicog.blogspot.com/
    More tooth count options
    3/32 instead of 1/8
    More localish
    Same price

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    I doubt you DONT have a disc hub but in case you dont id go with the fixxer
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    On my Shimano hub I just bought an extra freehub and welded it solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javier
    Is there a way to temporarily fix the freewheel of a regular geared bike?
    I am curious about riding a fixie, but I am not ready to commit...

    Thanks
    JEB
    an additional disclaimer in case you didn't know: converting to a fixed gear is only possible if you have a singlespeed setup that does not rely on any tensioner

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    Ok

    I am going to show here how much I do not know, please bear with me...

    Are you talking about the horizontal dropouts and such? I have a late 90s schwinn MTB with vertical dropouts and non replaceable derr hanger. Would the frame not handle well the torque of a fixie wheel?

    Thanks again
    JEB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javier
    I am going to show here how much I do not know, please bear with me...

    Are you talking about the horizontal dropouts and such? I have a late 90s schwinn MTB with vertical dropouts and non replaceable derr hanger. Would the frame not handle well the torque of a fixie wheel?

    Thanks again
    JEB
    yes, singlespeed-specific frames, magic gear, or some other method of keeping the chain tight around the ring and cog in such a way that the chain goes from the ring to the cog on both sides without any other devices along the way. No derailleur or tensioner can be used to take up the chain slack

    it's not the frame that can't handle riding fixie. Riding fixie puts a lot of tension on both the top half of the chain (when pedaling forwards) and the bottom half of the chain (when braking with your cranks). Derailleurs and tensioners aren't designed to handle force on the bottom half of the chain and shouldn't be relied on for this

    Hopefully my explanation made sense because I couldn't think of the right wording

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    Clarification

    Some folks consider an EBB or chain tugs "tensioners." Either can be used on a fixie.

    Boomn, this is not intended to conflict with your comments in any way. Only mentioned for clarification of terminology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    On my Shimano hub I just bought an extra freehub and welded it solid.
    I thought you couldn't weld cast metal....hmmm...my teacher lied !!!!
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    an additional disclaimer in case you didn't know: converting to a fixed gear is only possible if you have a singlespeed setup that does not rely on any tensioner
    Both the Eno Eccentric hub and the FC EBB are tensioners, yet they both can be used for fixed gear. However, you generally can't have a tensioner which pushes on the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    I thought you couldn't weld cast metal....hmmm...my teacher lied !!!!
    You only need to make it so it can't move, which isn't hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Both the Eno Eccentric hub and the FC EBB are tensioners, yet they both can be used for fixed gear. However, you generally can't have a tensioner which pushes on the chain.
    i'm well aware, I just messed up the wording. I tried to address the details in my more recent post (but still messed up the use of "tensioner", bah!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    i'm well aware, I just messed up the wording. I tried to address the details in my more recent post (but still messed up the use of "tensioner", bah!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    now we're talking

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    Curious but not commited
    That's what this guy said, and you might be aware of how well it worked out for him



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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    You only need to make it so it can't move, which isn't hard!
    Ive also heard about people using JB weld to hold it still, is it plausible
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