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Old 05-22-20, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by CTony View Post
Decided to convert 70s Motobecane bike into fixie bike came with steel rims.Have extra.Weimann wheel-set
can’t find hub brand. 5sp freewheel QR.I would like to use nuted/ wingnut axles is this possible?and would I have redish rear wheel.Or would it be easier to purchase fixie rear wheel setup with flip flop and fixed gear so I don’t have to dish wheel.Any Guidance.Thanks
You're going to have to replace the axle for a longer one - and get a solid axle at the same time. I'm not sure that you'd need to redish unless you wanted to, or your chainline with the fixed sprocket was way off. However, that still leaves you with the potentially larger problem of running a fixed sprocket on a freewheel hub ie without a left-hand-threaded lockring to prevent the sprocket from spinning off. You could try loctiting the sprocket in place, but I don't know how secure that would be, and I certainly wouldn't trust such a setup. In your shoes, I would simply buy a purpose-built fixie wheel
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