Re: [CR]a cheep fixed hub


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic
From: "Steven Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
To: "sam Lingo" <samclingo@hotmail.com>, <noel3006@verizon.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BAY1-F70o61PnBTnSPT0001ab34@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]a cheep fixed hub
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 08:46:08 -0800


Also you can have left hand threads cut in to an older road hub. I made lots of these and they are still going strong. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022 http://www.thebikestand.com


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From: sam Lingo
To: noel3006@verizon.net
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 4:37 PM
Subject: [CR]a cheep fixed hub



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> Those schwinn exerice bikes of years ago--if you can find one yard sale or goodwill have a Atom fixed hub with reverse lock ring.
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> >From: <noel3006@verizon.net>
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> >To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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> >Subject: Re: [CR]Seeking Advice - Fixed-Gear Rear Hub - - ? ?
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> >Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 15:21:58 -0600
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> >Yikes! Good thing I didn't know how comlicated all this fixed/free stuff was or I'd have never tried it;-)
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> >I'm riding an ancient Atala right now. 120 rear spacing, foward-opening angled/horizontal dropouts with no derailleur hanger, and cheap Surly fixed/fixed hubs. (Surly does, BTW, offer free/free hubs).
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> >I use a 19 tooth White Industries freewheel on one side and an NOS 24 tooth "A&C" (Belgian made) freewheel on the other. No problems, and yes, I do "flip-flop" the wheel in the middle of a ride, at the bottom of the mountain. (The angled dropouts permit this without requiring brake shoe adjustment. Why the modern frames intended for flip-flop hubs use horizontal dropouts I do not know.)
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> >I'm a bit worried about the limited thread engagement, and the amount of freewheel threads that are left unsupported, but I've had no problems so far, and have done some "kilo starts" on the bike.
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> >As far as lockrings go, I haven't used one in twenty years of track and fixed gear road riding. The only way I have been able to loosen a properly tightened but "unlocked" fixed gear on the bike is by hopping the rear wheel while back pedalling, and being as I was never a match sprinter, I avoid the issue by just not doing that.
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> >There was a time when the whole racing community put on a fixed gear for the winter; just spun it right on to the same road hub used for the regular freewheel, and I don't ever recall seeing any problems with it. (Roadies getting launched into the air after a whole season of freewheel riding excepted, of course;-)
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