converting crappy roadie to flip-flop wheel

ddraver
ddraver Posts: 26,384
edited August 2007 in Road general
hey guys

I tried this in the know how bit but didnt get a response

I have knackered my rear wheel so need a new one either way, I would like to convert the bike to singlespeed-fixed but given that i'm new at it i' dlike the flip flop option

does anyone know where i can buy a suitable wheel and cogs for this purpose?!

CRC and wiggle don't seem to help and so i'm out of ideas......

any ideas?!
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,384
    well thanks but if i could now have one in the UK.........
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • hello try on-one here http://www.on-one.co.uk/index.php?modul ... ANN_id=497 they are doing special deals on their hubs, a double fixed would be the one, (you can put a freewheel on it if you want), then head down to your lbs or your favorite wheelbuilder and get it laced to the rim of your choice. that's (almost) what i've done, the hubs arrived on wed and i'm going to Have a go at building the wheels myself when i can decide on the rims (too many choices) CF
  • Not a huge range, but I like 'em http://www.outspokencycles.co.uk/
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,384
    can i use a chain tensioner on a fixed?!

    or is this impossible wivout horizontal dropouts?!
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  • GaryGkn
    GaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    I don't think so!

    You can't use a chain tensioner on a fixed with horizontal drop outs.

    I would say you can't use a chain tensioner on any fixed.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,384
    oh well....above is all academic then, either way i think i may go SS for kicks.......i can keep it for the MTB in winter then too

    Cheers guys
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  • The only tensioner that is theoretically feasible with fixed is the DMR Simple Tension Seeker. This device is not sprung, but is fixed in place by bolt tension so in effect it would stay in place under tension in either direction.

    There are, however, two caveats to this; firstly, I've never tried it so I can't vouch for it in practice; and secondly it uses a sort of plastic pulley roller in place of a jockey wheel which would I suspect wear very quickly. I think it would be possible to replace this with a jockey wheel.
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