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Quick conversion..maybeelcameron
Aug 2, 2003 5:07 PM
I have a spare bike, a Cannondale R300 that is about 3 years old, and I would like to "fix" it. What is needed?

A fixed hub Wheel.
Remove the deraillers.
Replace the front ring with apropriate size. Spacers?

Am I oversimplifying the project?
Where can I order the hub/wheel/Spacers online?
What else is needed?
Yes, a few parts of the puzzle are missingLone Gunman
Aug 3, 2003 3:42 AM
Brake levers. Using brakes or not, could use STI with the cable removed.

Tensioner. I have never seen one up close but I think it screws into the RD hanger. You need one of those because you do not have horizontal dropouts on a 3 year old frame.

Chain and sprockets, flip flop hub and you could use a bmx ss freewheel and a track cog with lockring. As far as spacers are concerned and other parts, BMX stuff is the answer, they have alot of parts that make SS/fix projects work, can get them local.

Other parts online: Harris Cycle has parts as does Excel Sports, look under SS or Fixed gear.
tensioner+Fixed gear hub = broken tensionerSteve_0
Aug 3, 2003 12:28 PM
Hold on there!LC
Aug 3, 2003 8:15 AM
You don't have horizontal dropouts on a Cannondale. If you use a program like fixmeup and get lucky you might be able to "fix up" the bike with just the right length chain stays, but I did not have such luck with mine. You could get that eccentric hub and build a wheel, but it might be hard to get being so new and expensive too. Probably cheaper and better to use an old beater frame with long horizontal dropouts so you have a bigger range of gearing choice.
Aug 3, 2003 1:42 PM
I don't think the White Ind. Eric's Eccentric ENO hub is hard to get, but it is around $150. If you can build the wheel, that is still a decent way to go. If you have to pay retail for the hub and the wheel build that is going to be at least a $200 rear wheel. Do you really want to use the bike you have, or are you looking for a cheap fixie? If you are looking for a cheap fixie this is probably not the way to go...

Aug 4, 2003 9:49 AM
I think also the white industry hub is in 135 spacing only. Ain't no way in hell are those aluminum cs moving 5 mm.
127, 130, or 135 spacingtriangleforge
Aug 4, 2003 10:15 AM
The White Industries hub is available in 127, 130 & 135mm spacings. I've got a 127 on my old Cannondale and it's worked out very well.