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    Fixed gear mountain bikers check this out!



    So if you run left hand drive, you can ride fixed and keep your disc brakes, how cool is that? I know there are other ways to run fixed with discs but this is just cool. I guess according to this picture you just put a spacer between your tomicog and rotor...hope the chain grit stays off your braking surface

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    It is very unneccessary but it's just so cool

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    I remember noticing that when I saw that bike. Very funky. Very unneccessary. Very much awesome.

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    That looks cool but if it was my bike I'd never put lube on the chain.

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    Eh, isn't that a bit fully rigid, I mean, redundant, anyway?

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    I would even say itīs just plain stupid, but still very cool.
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    Good for people that are new to fixed, but yes pointless once you discover the powers that be

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    that's about as redundant as the half link chain... it's a shame they zoomed in so far. otherwise we could see the supplemental rim brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20 View Post
    that's about as redundant as the half link chain... it's a shame they zoomed in so far. otherwise we could see the supplemental rim brake.
    ...which is mounted upside down. Flat surface should be on top.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    That looks cool but if it was my bike I'd never put lube on the chain.

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    That is because you lube the outside.

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    the axle also looks slammed in the track end. i wonder why they have a nut tugger...

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    When I tried that, I could not prevent the chain from clanking against the rotor. Also note: front hub with a rear axle, re-spaced so the disc mount is inboard enough to add the cog & rotor.



    OK, now we can make the "fully suspended rear lefty swingarm" frame...

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    Wow. Very cool. Nicely done. I never thought of putting a front hub on the rear (I was concerned about durability), but it looks like you ride this as a commuter (judging by your tire) so durability is not really an issue.

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    itsdoable's bikes always make me go wow.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Still looks like a fricken meat slicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjphillips View Post
    .. but it looks like you ride this as a commuter (judging by your tire) so durability is not really an issue.
    I should point out that the green bike is not mine, it is off the VeloSolo website as posted by the OP. My bikes never look that clean.

    I do commute with my fixie, as well as regular mtb group rides. Durability is not an issue, the bearings & flange dimensions are the same as rear hubs on the ones that are amicable to the conversion. I posted my first conversion on MTBR (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=12414) in 2004 (!) but the pictures are long gone (MTBR's lost database). The original idea came from 63xc.com (http://www.63xc.com/jasom/milldisc.htm) and I thought it would look much cleaner with a front hub. I also posted the conversion at http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/arti...mchow/dischub/, which surprising is still up. I'm currently using a converted Shimano M756 hub. VeloSolo actually sells the conversion kits.
    Last edited by itsdoable; 06-03-2011 at 10:49 AM.

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    can we see full pic of your bike? please....

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    Quote Originally Posted by adjitridika View Post
    can we see full pic of your bike? please....
    "it is off the VeloSolo website" -itsdoable

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    i dunno man..

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Nice chainring cleaner.

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    Now that is the craziest thing i have ever seen. Its cool but you would have to run your chain 100% dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    i dunno man..

    That is so incredibly dumb.

    Chain breakage = no rear brake. Also, chain slack affecting braking? Using a chainring as a disc rotor? stupid, not to mention dangerous. Hipsters ruin everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruTone View Post
    That is so incredibly dumb.

    Chain breakage = no rear brake. Also, chain slack affecting braking? Using a chainring as a disc rotor? stupid, not to mention dangerous. Hipsters ruin everything.
    Not even a little creative or cool? Definitely not practical but I doubt that's what the builder was aiming for anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruTone View Post
    That is so incredibly dumb.

    Chain breakage = no rear brake. Also, chain slack affecting braking? Using a chainring as a disc rotor? stupid, not to mention dangerous. Hipsters ruin everything.
    It's a show bike, probably for NAHBS. Though most are more practical and rideable I've seen pictures of all kinds of strange and ridiculous made for those shows. But that only makes me even more excited that NAHBS will be close enough to me this year that I can go! First weekend of March in Sacramento. Come join me

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    He got it wrong... He should have put a another crank arm spider on the left side, with a brake rotor... So he could actually use the idea for real.
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    Looks like a Maico, but with disc!

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