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New fixed gear hubsfixedgearhead
Dec 19, 2002 4:02 PM
Go to the Harris website and check out the new White Industries hubs that will be available soon. They are for use with vertical dropouts. Now there will be no further excuse for not getting fixed.

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed-hubs.html#white

fixedgearhead
re: New fixed gear hubsLC
Dec 19, 2002 4:19 PM
$150 is kind of expensive when you consider that you can pick up an old 10 speed frame with horizontal dropouts, usually with components and wheels for less than $100. However, I think it will sell like hotcakes!
re: New fixed gear hubsfixedgearhead
Dec 19, 2002 4:33 PM
I agree, $150 is a lot to spend. But,on the other hand, if you have a really nice road frame that you would like to use as a fixed gear bike, Then this would be one solution. I am having a frame converted from a road frame with vertical drops to a track drop fixed frame. It will cost about $350 with a new paint job with lug striping and chroming of the track drops. That is a lot of money and if I had known about these I might have concidered them. I guess it all depends how much money you have to spend on yourself.

fixedgearhead
This opens a whole new world of frame and wheel buying...Djudd
Dec 19, 2002 6:09 PM
One now has the possibility to have fewer frames with more wheels...even just one frame (if you can stand it) with several uses.
You fool! Don't let our wives read that!!! LOL -nmTig
Dec 19, 2002 6:48 PM
This opens a whole new world of frame and wheel buying...fixedgearhead
Dec 20, 2002 4:53 AM
Absolutely. Although I don't like the direction this is going.

fixedgearhead
Very cool!Tig
Dec 19, 2002 5:57 PM
A nice innovation, just in time for the fixed/single revolution!
Very cool!LC
Dec 19, 2002 8:57 PM
You know looking at that picture again, I am wondering if it is a two position deal? That would make it very hard to get the chain tension just right.
Very cool!fixedgearhead
Dec 20, 2002 4:56 AM
I am not sure. I think that the center portion of the hub probably roatates and the second hole might have a set or worm allen screw to position the roatation relative to the chain stretch. That is my guess. I will be interested in hearing the explaination from Sheldon.

Fixedgearhead
Yes, Sheldon will be all over it when he gets one in...Tig
Dec 20, 2002 6:53 AM
...and we can trust him enough to not pull any punches when it comes to problems. Hopefully he won't have anything but positives to relay.
I like it!madstork
Dec 20, 2002 6:16 AM
Fixedgearhead, thanks for pointing this one out.

It's cool that White Ind. addressed the fg/ss segment.
I really like how they made this flexible by offering different spacing and axle options. My hat is off to them.
lets not forgetSteve_0
Dec 23, 2002 7:25 AM
the originals at Fixed Innovations.

Not to say White hasnt made improvements (or to say they have) but certainly the original eccentric axle deserves recognition in addressing the FS scene.