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#1 2013-01-13 2:40pm

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mtb rear wheel into fixed?

Is there an adapter or something to put a freewheel on a mtb rear hub

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#2 2013-01-13 2:41pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

there are spacers you can use to put a single cog on the back. How many cogs are on it now?

don't forget the spacing of a Mtn bike hub is wider than that of a BMX dropout.

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#3 2013-01-13 2:56pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

mtb into fixed gear; would be to bolt a special sprocket to the disc rotor mount
singlespeed; would exactly what muphasta said- 1 gear of choice on freehub  and use spacers to correct chainline
mtb hub with free wheel can be done with old school style threaded- can do freewheels
also like muphasta said mtb is 135mm and bmx is 115/120 will need axle change for swap either way.

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#4 2013-01-13 5:11pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

There are 7 cogs I would like to use a old school freewheel, not sure yet on the spacing but its still  a mtb 08 Cannondale adventure 2 small-- it looks like a Bmx frame

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#5 2013-01-13 5:15pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

The wheel will need to be redished.


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#6 2013-01-13 5:30pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

sounds like its not worth converting and just buy a rear wheel?where do I find these spacers?

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#7 2013-01-13 8:07pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

This kit has what you need to make your rear wheel a one speed.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Pr … 1512_-1___


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#8 2013-01-13 11:25pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

look into a hub like (  DMR Revolver Single Speed Rear Hub   ), that you can get built into a wheel, or even your existing rim. i'm sure there are cheap single speed 26" wheelsets available. you may have to use a chain tensioner if it's ot horizontal dropouts.
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#9 2013-01-14 5:37am

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

Depends on the wheel. I just took the cog off of mine and spun a freewheel on it. Looks great, rides great


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#10 2013-01-14 6:27am

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

gonna buy the kit(thanx its all good) and go from there-- awesome info! smoooth sailin'gonna hope for the best.

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#11 2013-01-14 8:20am

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

skpfwrd wrote:

sounds like its not worth converting and just buy a rear wheel?where do I find these spacers?

its-all-good wrote:

This kit has what you need to make your rear wheel a one speed.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Pr … 1512_-1___

Any bike shop should have spacers and cogs too. You can buy pre-made kits also with all the spacers and a cog like in the link its-all-good provided.

No need to go out and buy a new hub or wheel since I assume you just want to convert your multispeed rear hub to single speed and use it on your mountainbike.

Just remember to check the dish on the rear wheel once you have your kit installed in case you have to adjust. If using the same frame, you should not have to unless the dish was off in the first place.

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#12 2013-01-14 11:30am

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

Check the dish? whats the dish for?

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#13 2013-01-14 12:01pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

skpfwrd wrote:

Check the dish? whats the dish for?

Dishing is the tightening of the spokes more on one side than the other. This is to make the wheel centered even with gears. Take off the gears and the wheel will no longer be centered in the frame. It`s easy to fix.


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#14 2013-01-14 12:48pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

move the wheel a little to the drive side?

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#15 2013-01-14 3:37pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

guess I will cross that bridge when I get there:cool: thanks for all your help!

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#16 2013-01-14 6:12pm

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Re: mtb rear wheel into fixed?

skpfwrd wrote:

move the wheel a little to the drive side?

no, it will already be dished towards the drive side. you want to get it tweaked to the non-drive side so it centres up.


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