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    My 1FG 69er fixie/free trail bike

    I just converted my cannodale into a play bike. I removed the headshok, installed a rigid 29er fork and built a new big frt wheel. I took off the rear brake and built a surly fixie/free rear wheel. I have a 20t freewheel and a 16t fixed cog on the back. I use a 34-38 dual chainring.

    I use the 34x20 free gears to ride up trail and the 38x16 fixed gears to come back down. The 29er fork and wheel smooth out the bumps without a complex shock. The chain length is the same in both gears.

    I had to install a headset reducer to install the Salsa fork. I'm glad to say bye bye to all the special C-dale parts. I have learned to appreciate common speced parts. I love simple things.

    I put a hollow axle with a QR in the surly hub so I could flip the wheel around for fast gear changes. Nothing in the project was difficult and the bike is a lot more fun for me to ride.

    I was able to shorten the stem and use lower rise bars. The bike looks like it fits me better. Big guys look better on 29er's.
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