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chicodude

The Spooninator
Mar 28, 2004
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Paradise
Do fixies have freewheel hubs? Or are they the bikes Kevin Bacon rode in Quicksilver?
Jebus.


FIXIE having a FREEwheel hub?



Are all Canadians this dumb?


Some may have a flip flop hub where you could thread a freewheel cog on the other side though...
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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thats the easy part, its the Shifting part that is tricky. a Buddy of Mine has taken an old 3 speed a part and modified to make it a 2 speed fixed.
click your heels....two speeds in your bottom bracket...

 

Ciaran

Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
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So Cal
Sooo.... aside from looking cool and having an excuse for cross dressing, what is the point of a fixie?
 

daway

Chimp
Apr 15, 2004
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Seattle
Sooo.... aside from looking cool and having an excuse for cross dressing, what is the point of a fixie?
I looked cool and crossed dressed long before I had a fixie, so... :eek:



But really, it is a fun challenge to ride fixed (it's an insane workout), and the simplicity is appealing. Simplicity aside, I would love to have a two or three speed fixie...

Unfortunately for some people it has become a fashion accessory, but hey at least it's getting people on bikes. I have to say there are a lot worse fashion accessories to blow money on.
 
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J-Dubs

Monkey
Jul 10, 2006
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Salem, MA
The HS certainly does have what would be considered a freewheel or freehub in it.
To clarify for the canadians, 'tha chain don't move bacward when yous pedalin bacward.'

I rode one last night.
 

zebrahum

Monkey
Jun 22, 2005
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SL,UT
The HS certainly does have what would be considered a freewheel or freehub in it.
To clarify for the canadians, 'tha chain don't move bacward when yous pedalin bacward.'

I rode one last night.
Really? Didn't know that. Guess I should have paid more attention when I was testing it.
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
Will I get a free bike?

Oh yeah, where can I locate that stem? My bike has a gold ano thing going on at present (Woodman post!)...
You can locate that stem on that bike, found at your local Felt dealer when they're in stock. :)

On the serious tip, I don't know, it was made for us for that bike, I'm sure you can find something gold out there though, no?