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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:06 pm 
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...without powdercoating it white and running pink rims. Or wearing your sisters jeans.

No. I have an 70s/80s 531 Brian rourke in my size. And a load of mismatched 70s/80s parts. Could be ideal to build and try a fixed gear. Not for jumping red lights but for a bit of winter/autumn training and to gain a little 'suplesse' like the great Edwards.

Any tips? Anyone onde similar? Don't fancy buying a new wheel but is running a track cog on a normal screw on hub suicide. Sheldon Brown seemed happy with it....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:57 am 
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I ran suicide for months with no problems.

Haven't got a fixie any more and am really missing it, so much so that I would like to convert my 86 Panasonic Raleigh. Love the simple, clean lines and lightweight of a fixie not to mention the riding experience itself, although it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it.

What advice do you seek exactly?


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I've heard of an item called a track adaptor which screws on to a screw on hub and moves the sprocket out if you know what I mean.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:14 am 
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some nice ones in this thread

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:32 am 
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Tel wrote:
I ran suicide for months with no problems.

Haven't got a fixie any more and am really missing it, so much so that I would like to convert my 86 Panasonic Raleigh. Love the simple, clean lines and lightweight of a fixie not to mention the riding experience itself, although it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it.

What advice do you seek exactly?


Just interested to see what others had done. And also to get first hand experience of running a track cog on a regular screw on hub - all very well reading it's fine on the interent but it doesn't always speak the truth!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:30 pm 
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Oh. Well like I said I ran it for months without any issue although the thought of it unscrewing was often at the back of my mind. When I changed it to a proper fixed wheel I felt much more confident but it performed no differently. So really a proper wheel just gave me piece of mind.

I doubt it'd be suitable but you can get a new fixed wheel on Ebay for £40 delivered now.


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Tel wrote:
Oh. Well like I said I ran it for months without any issue although the thought of it unscrewing was often at the back of my mind. When I changed it to a proper fixed wheel I felt much more confident but it performed no differently. So really a proper wheel just gave me piece of mind.

I doubt it'd be suitable but you can get a new fixed wheel on Ebay for £40 delivered now.


know what you mean, hence asking.

Just seen to £40 deal, maybe I'll just do that, proper job and all...


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At the very least, you should use an old English BB lockring which will screw straight on. You really don't want the thing unscrewing. If you're planning doing ace skids while wearing Frogskins and a Campagnolo hat with no brakes then I'd do it properly :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:31 pm 
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Hi everyone

I've been looking for a simple safe fixed wheel conversion. Does anyone in the UK offer this


http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-27-FIXED-GEAR-T ... 2ea51e3dce

I can't find much else for 27" wheels

Seems a tad pricey though


cheers

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I have a pair of ambrosia fixed wheels flip/flop hub if your interested.


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