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    Has anyone used a Surly 1 speed converter

    Do these work very well? I'm thinking of using one, anything I need to know?
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    Someone asked the other day, I replied....

    I use one to convert an Ultegra hub to fixed gear. It is an ingenious little devise. Its very well made and thought out. It takes about 5 min. to install although you may wind up playing around with the spacers some to get the wheel dish right. I donít know why you would use one to mount a freewheel though. Spacing a cog out on the freehub body would be allot cheaper and better quality bearings than most BMX style freewheels.

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    What's the desired result?

    Unless you want to go to a fixed gear, I don't think the fixxer is neccessary. It's rather expensive when if all you want to do is convert a cassette hub to SS use. I'd go the single cog/spacer route and possibly put a solid axle in if you have wheel slippage problems. Otherwise I don't have any experience with the product...if you've ever taken your freehub body off of your hub, I think that installation should be fairly straight forward.

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    The wheelset I want to use has an aluminum freehub body, I'm thinking that won't work very long with a cog and spacers.

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    The Fixer only works on Shimano hubs. I was unaware Shimano made any aluminum Bodies I thought they only did steel and Ti.

    If you just want to run SS a King cog is much cheeper.

    If you want to go fixed the Fixer rocks.

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    I'm running the Fixer on a Shimano Deore hub. Works great if fixed gearing is what you want.

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