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    Witty McWitterson
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    ENO hub question...

    Just preparing to build the SS 'crosser and I've got a question mainly aimed at ernesto the ENO pimp(or any other familiar user). Is there enough threads on the fixxy side to attach a standard freewheel? I'm not so sure how that equation works w/thread contact area and such.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Yes you can

    I have been running a freewheel on the fixed side of my ENO. If you think about it the same number of threads that would contact using a fixed cog are also used by the freewheel if threaded on there. So the same force would be applied. I was unsure of doing this until I went to:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/singlespeed.html

    You have to look a little but they say that its ok to do so. If Sheldon Brown says it will work that is good enough for me.
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    no

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Is there enough threads on the fixxy side to attach a standard freewheel?
    No, one half is for a track cog, the other half is for the lockring.

    I had to hurry on this one because you caught me with my pants down.

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    Why would it be wrong to do so?

    Why would it be wrong to thread a freewheel on the fixed side? Like I said earlier the same number of threads would be engaged by the freewheel as by the fixed gear, with the chainline identical the forces applied would be exactly the same.
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    sorry man

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tree
    Why would it be wrong to thread a freewheel on the fixed side? Like I said earlier the same number of threads would be engaged by the freewheel as by the fixed gear, with the chainline identical the forces applied would be exactly the same.
    Sorry, I never looked at it that way. When I got mine, I looked at it, and thought you couldn't because the threads don't seem to be enough as on the freeweeled side.

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    Yah, I think Sheldon trumps Ernesto on this one. I mean Sheldon has a beard afterall!
    Just a regular guy.

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    beards

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Yah, I think Sheldon trumps Ernesto on this one. I mean Sheldon has a beard afterall!
    beards are stinky

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    While flipping through "Mountain Biking" at the books store yesterday I read the exact same thing. They have a short section on Single Speed coversions of an old Yeti (pre scwinn) frame.

    The also go into the ENO hub, and other SS parts the spec'd the bike with.

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    Although you can thread an freewheel on the fixie side, and it will work fine, the chances of stripping the threads are higher. With a fixie setup, the gear ratios are often higher, like 42:16 with most road/cross setups. With a freewheel you can ride pretty low gear ratios, many run 32:20 off road - this puts alot more stress on the threads. I have stripped a few fixie threads running 34:16 (fixie cog) off road. The quality of the threads on the freewheel/cog plays a role too.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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