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Hubs(11 posts)

Hubselcameron
Aug 2, 2003 4:21 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?
re: HubsSpoiler
Aug 2, 2003 10:33 PM
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html
scroll down to see some wheels.
re: HubsAtombomber
Aug 3, 2003 11:46 AM
What you need to consider is that most single speed/fixed gear bike frames use rear dropouts, so that chain tension can be optimized. There are tensioning aparati to replace the rear deraileur so the chain stays taught.
apparatuselcameron
Aug 3, 2003 3:25 PM
Thank You for the re.
Do you know of any sites online at which such an apparatus might be available, preferably with photos?
Thank you in advance.
This what I meanAtombomber
Aug 3, 2003 6:14 PM
http://www.paulcomp.com/mlv.html

There might be more of the similar by other manufacturers.
Umm.elcameron
Aug 3, 2003 7:19 PM
Would there be a difference between that and just rigging the rear d.
Good pointAtombomber
Aug 3, 2003 8:41 PM
A few things I can think of is trying to get the ideal chainline using the limit screws. The limit screws don't allow for a full medial/lateral movement, only a bit near each end of the deraileur's travel. You could try to use a short housing and scrap cable and approximately tighten the cable near where it should be, and use the barrel adjustment to fine tune it, but are you really trying to create Frankenbike? Weight and coolness are the other factors to consider.

Oh, the other post is just a tongue-in-cheek attempt at humour, with a sub-message to get people to start using proper diction and start thinking for themselves. Of any of the cycling sectors, I would assume roadies to be the most knowedgeable and educated and they should make an attempt to convey this. Let the DH MTBers appear like the proverbial hill-billies.
Good pointelcameron
Aug 5, 2003 5:50 PM
Thanks for the help I guess I will look for an older frame with horizontal dropouts. It just seems a shame I can not use the bike I have.
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Aug 4, 2003 5:57 PM
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Aug 4, 2003 5:58 PM
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Thanks that's great.elcameron
Aug 9, 2003 7:27 PM