- Flip flop hub
I am selling my fixie after failing to grow a suitably hipster beard and finding riding in tight jeans uncomfortable(:wink:)
A potential buyer has asked me does the rear hub have a flip sprocket to convert to single speed and I confess I don’t have a clue even though I have built up several bikes and repaired a lot more.
I guess there is an easy way to determine this ? If someone could enlighten me I would be grateful, thnx PaulPosted 3 years agojoshvegasMember
If they want it to flip flop a fixed thread is stepped with the outer thread noticible narrow in diameter and threaded the wrong way. Freewheel threads are the same diameter from flange to the outer edge.
A freewheell will happily sit on a fixed thread though as they are the samePosted 3 years agoTiRedMember
A fixie with a freewheel is even more shameful than not having the right beard
I normally pronounce to hipsters that their rear wheel is on the wrong way round. Most look at me in a rather gormless way.
(Short bearded, fixed road bike rider)
OP you have a flip flop hub. Stick a freewheel on and reverse the wheel. then when you are used to riding singlespeed, come back to fixed. FWIW I’v never really understood singlespeed (as opposed to fixed) for the road despite riding SS exclusively on my mtb.Posted 3 years agodroflufMember
Cheers guys, thats a great help and you will be pleased to hear I have finally got it Anyone know of a decent cheapish freewheel ?
Dicta are cheap as chips and “fit and forget”*
I’d go for a shimano one, seem to last forever.
*as in fit it and forget about getting it off without going medieval.Posted 3 years ago
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