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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:40 am 
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seen these for sale, thinking of putting them on a 50's frame I have, could I put a fixed cog on these? or would it have to be geared?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:13 pm 
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Nice set of strong wheels - 48 holes!
Single is possible, but possibly you have adjust the axle to the middle. But it will fit, I'm sure.
Very special !!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:15 am 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135863

got this today thinking they have that kind of old school airlite look to the hubs would look great with the frame.

just worried about the conversion/chainline.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:18 am 
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playford wrote:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135863

got this today thinking they have that kind of old school airlite look to the hubs would look great with the frame.

just worried about the conversion/chainline.

Yes, I can imagine. Because of the vertical drop outs.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:37 am 
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as luck would have it I have a campagnolo valentino rear mech I could use as a tensioner?

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thinking...


Shimano Singlespeed Freewheel

This is a screw on freewheel for traditional threaded hubs, ideal to convert an older road wheel with multi-speed freewheel to a singlespeed. Also perfect for use with modern threaded singlespeed hubs for road, off-road or BMX. Not suitable for splined cassette hubs.

Usual reliable Shimano quality in high strength chro-moly steel. Available in 16, 17 or 18 teeth and suitable for 3/32" or 1/8" chains.


http://www.velosolo.co.uk/shopsingle.html

and a crank with a 3/32 chain ring and have it single speed, rather than fixed, I dont plan on skid stopping anyway lol


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:30 am 
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Or you could use a dedicated chain tensioner if you want it 'fixie', but it won't look as vintage as that deraileur.


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