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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Welcome to the The Official Retrobike Fixed and S/S thread. This has been setup by user request to cover fixed gear and single speed builds.

Enjoy :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:55 pm 
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I'll kick off - can anyone recommend singlespeed screw on freewheels - I've just bought a singlespeed specific wheelset without the freewheel and am looking for somehting that'll do the job but not too pricey. Needs to be 16t as well.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:08 pm 
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try charlie the bike mongers, loads of fixed and single speed stuff,

on another note stumpie ss build should be happening when last few bits arrive should weigh 15.66 lb :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:21 pm 
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As this thread was my idea, I better write something!!!

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From what I have read, I keep seeing BMX freewheels being mentioned. Chain Reaction have some freewheels, they have a singlespeed specific one, but its a bit pricey!!!!!

I'm just about to start my first SS project too, so any one else out there with Fixie or SS pics/advice/builds would be most helpful to us SS newbs!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Have a look at Tarty bikes for freewheels.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:29 pm 
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i have a recommendation for you fixie types. Get yourself a bolt on fixie sprocket from Velosolo. It allowed me to build a cheap rugged fixie as a wheel with an international standard 6 bolt disc mount instantly becomes a fixed gear wheel. I used a hybrid 700c front disc wheel and just fitted and spaced a longer axle with the bolt on sprocket. Easy to fit and remove without any danger of stripping the threads as can happen on a fixie hub. Simple and clever, I like them :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Can I clarify! Would this be better kept as a roadie only bit, seeing as its in the roadie section?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:53 pm 
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quite possibly :D

I guess my question pertains to either road or MTB though - a problem I am seeing is that most freewheels appear to be either 1/8" or 3/16" - I guess I need to stick with 3/32?

Can I run a 1/8" freewheel with a 1/8" chain on a 3/32" chainring? Would this actually be a good idea for durability?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:07 pm 
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You can run 1/8th chain on 3/32nd chainrings no problem. As chain is a wee bit wider than 3/32nd it allows chainline to be not quite perfect between chainring and freewheel sprocket. You cannot run 3/32nd chain on 1/8th chainring but usually 1/8th chainring only found on old cottered cranks :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:07 pm 
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After digging this out of the shed, and thinking about selling, I thought...why not build a single speed!!!!

The only parts that cant be used are the rims, they were completely knackered! I would love to use the Campag hubs, and would like some deep rims.

Any advice and suggestions would be much appreciated!


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