How to convert your road bike to SS/Fixed

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Psyclist, 13 Feb 2013.

  1. Strathlubnaig

    Strathlubnaig Veteran

    Location:
    Ecosse.
    Interesting. I was thinking on trying to convert an old mid 80's BSA bike into a fixed, so this may be a good overall guide.
     
  2. Seleucid

    Seleucid Regular

    Good stuff. My single speed is based on an old Puch Pacemaker. I recently added mudguards and a pannier....I must be building a single speed tourer by error!
     
  3. vb17_val

    vb17_val New Member

    Is there a way for me convert a SS/fixed gear bike into a bike with multiple gears? I have a Fuji Declaration and I really want to convert it, but it doesn't have a spot for a derailleur hanger, what can I do besides reselling?
     
  4. mangid

    mangid Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Could you go with hub gears ?
     
  5. Landsurfer

    Landsurfer New Member

    Just done LEJOG... one of our team rode the whole way on fixed ... we are unworthy ...:rolleyes:
     
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  6. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Veteran

    If you're choosing a frame for conversion, something with decent clearances and a long top tube that needs a short stem to fit you (more weight on the rear wheel) is far more docile than a track bike or even a converted road racing bike. MTB frames are great if you can get one with horizontal dropouts - On-One's Inbred used to come in a version with track ends, and some skip find Raleigh MTBs will have forward-facing horizontal dropouts.

    I do love my track bike but I have to be constantly on my toes if I use it on the road: massive toe overlap (you learn to point your toes up for tight slow speed turns), nervy quick steering and a tiller-like 130mm stem that means I could lift the rear wheel under panic braking.
     
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