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    Fixie Newbie Question

    Thinking of making my new bike a fixie.

    What is the best hub to do this with? Any SS hub? Surly? Etc?
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    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    Thinking of making my new bike a fixie.

    What is the best hub to do this with? Any SS hub? Surly? Etc?
    Surly makes a fixed/free threaded rear hub which has worked rather well for myself. On my Cross Check I converted it (a Deore hub) into a fixie with this device:

    http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...cat=403&page=1

    It has worked flawlessly for over a year now.

    Also check this page:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed-hubs.html
    "Hesh wants poppers!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    Thinking of making my new bike a fixie.

    What is the best hub to do this with? Any SS hub? Surly? Etc?
    I would go for a Phil Wood Fixed/Fixed MTB hub. I've got their hubs on my fixed road bike - got an ENO eccentric for my mountain bike - wish it were dual fixed though. Phil's hubs are expensive but a work of art, strong and smooth.

    Might want to check with sslos and see what he's running - he's got a fixed 29er.
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    ... and if we just ... Mmmmmm Phil.......

    I've got two wheels built up Surly fixed/free. They have caused me no grief, but I long for a proper Phil Wood fixed/fixed hub out yonder. One day perhaps......

    None mas fina!

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    try iro

    I just built up one of the iro cycle flip flop 135 spaced hubs and I like it a lot. The hub is running smooth and feels study with some time in off-road. I upgraded from an old beatup suze with lots of spacers so I supose anything is an improvement.

    Of course if you have vertical drops you wont be able to use a tensioner like with an ss, but in that case there is the WI eno or magic gear combo...

    good luck

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