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Is it possible to put a FW on the fixed side?(3 posts)

Is it possible to put a FW on the fixed side?SenorPedro
Nov 14, 2003 12:59 PM
I am going to build me a wheel and was planning to use one of Surly's new track hubs, but it happens to be a flip/flop with fix/fix. I know I like fixed - I have ridden it before, but sometimes coasting on a long descent is quite delicious.

For this reason I am wanting a fixed/free flip/flop hub, but would like to get the surly as it is cheaper than some of the other options and has a standard threading on the axle - as opposed to some of the low end Suzues and what not. Is there enough thread to put a freewheel onto one of the sides that is designated as fixed? Doesn't look like there would be too much thread for the base of the FW to sit on. If anybody has tried this, I would love to hear how it worked.

Thanks - Pedro
It should work just fine.... NMgspot
Nov 14, 2003 1:32 PM
Yes but...Dave Hickey
Nov 15, 2003 4:52 AM
Is the Surly high flange? I'm not familar with the hub but if it's high flange, it will work fine. If it's low flange, it might not work. On some low flange hubs, you need a 1mm or 2mm spacer to keep the freewheel from rubbing the spoke ends. Once you put the spacers on, there isn't enough threads for the freewheel.

I have high flange Dura Ace hubs on two SS and both are designed for fixed. No problems at all with a freewheel.