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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Hi guys,

my daily rider is seven speed shimano cassette. Is it possible to get it converted to fixed ? I am a bit unsure with it not being screw on if it is actually possible and how it can be done. Bike is horizontal dropout.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:23 pm 
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Yup.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/surly-fixxer-hub-converter/

Glad to help!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:01 pm 
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never knew that existed, interesting
not cheap tho and you would probably still need to buy a solid axle and nuts rather than the existing hollow axle and QR


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Yeah, not cheap.... for the price you'd be better off just buying a cheap fixie from some disillusioned hipster on eBay!!

Mind you, it does come with all the necessary bits and pieces, like axles and lock nuts and whatnot to make it work.

I can't vouch for the Surly version, but I did use something similar by HED which was half the price (albeit FAR too many years ago....) and it worked a treat!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:16 pm 
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cheers chaps


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Stick loads of cable ties round the big sprocket and through the spokes. What could go wrong?

8-)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:16 pm 
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Another option is any of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALLOY-SINGLE-SPEE ... 0578155849

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SINGLE-SPEED-SPAC ... 0710812535

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Singlespeed-Kit-1 ... 0275941570

They are a set of spacers that slide on to the Shimano splines and you use them to get the sprocket inline with the chain ring. Not sure which one is going to be compatible with your splines because I'm not well-up with the new splined cassettes :(, but I think anything made from about 1998 onwards uses the same splines. Loads of people on here can confirm though :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:18 pm 
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if you have access to welding , just weld the freewheel solid and job done .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:21 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
Another option is any of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALLOY-SINGLE-SPEE ... 0578155849

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SINGLE-SPEED-SPAC ... 0710812535

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Singlespeed-Kit-1 ... 0275941570

They are a set of spacers that slide on to the Shimano splines and you use them to get the sprocket inline with the chain ring. Not sure which one is going to be compatible with your splines because I'm not well-up with the new splined cassettes :(, but I think anything made from about 1998 onwards uses the same splines. Loads of people on here can confirm though :)


this would make is it single speed but it'll still freewheel (I'd prefer that myself) so not a fixed wheel conversion


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:50 pm 
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All a waste of money when you can try for nowt.
Ask your local bike shops for knackered cassettes. I wanted 1 or 2 and came away with a bucket full. Break them all up. Choose the least knackered sprocket of the size you want. With all the spacers you have fill the gaps on the free hub, putting the chosen cog where its needs to be for a straight line. A touch of wear in the chain etc will help. or try a cheap 1/8th" bmx chain. when you find a gear you like, buy a single cog. Try LFGSS forum for bits. You won't need a solid axle if you have decent strong QR's. All this way will cost is handcleaner after messing will filthy cassettes


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