Re: [CR]Seeking Advice - Fixed-Gear Rear Hub - - ? ?


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Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 16:15:25 -0500
To: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>, "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Seeking Advice - Fixed-Gear Rear Hub - - ? ?


Raoul Delmare wrote:
>Thanks in advance .
>
>The goal , to provide the maximum number of options for future flexibility .
>
>The bicycle is a fixed-gear road bicycle , with caliper brakes
>front and rear .
>
>Rear spacing is 120 mm .
>
>The bicycle has "rear-facing-rear-fork-ends" .
>
>This was typical road-racing bicycle technology , fixed-gear with
>caliper brakes , beginning perhaps around the 1920's , 1930's ?
>? And of course , in the year 2004 , you may purchase a brand
>new Rivendell Quickbeam outfitted like this .
>
>The rear hub WILL be threaded on both sides .
>
>I may want to ride fixed-gear sometimes , and at other times use
>single-speed freewheel .
>
>I want to use a Phil rear hub .
>
>I could buy a "fixed-free" hub . But what if I wanted to use a
>single-speed free-wheel on BOTH sides ? Or what if I wanted
>to use a fixed-cog with a lock-ring on BOTH sides ?
>
>I was thinking that if I bought a "fixed-fixed" hub , obviously I
>could use fixed cogs with lock-rings on either side . AND , I
>could just go ahead and use single-speed freewheels , on either
>side , anytime I wanted to . . .

That's correct , and that's exactly what I would recommend .
>
>It has been suggested that if I bought a "free-free" hub ,
>obviously I could use single-speed freewheels on either side .
>AND , I could just go ahead and use a fixed-cog with a bottom
>bracket lock-ring , on either side , anytime I wanted to . . .
>
> So , What Is Best ??????

The former .

Running a freewheel on a fixed hub is totally satisfactory .

Running a fixed sprocket on a freewheel hub works , but is fundamentally mono-buttocked .

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