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Converting your single speed bike to geared one is probably not worth the effort, for several reasons: Cassettes and hub gears both need different kind of wheel hubs than single speeds. You will need to change the whole wheel. Single speed bicycles usually have narrower rear fork spacing (distance between rear fork dropouts) than geared ones. Your rear ...


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You can give it coaster brakes (but note that it won't be a fixie; it will be a single speed which can coast without peddling with coaster brakes). Just buy or build a wheel with a coaster brake in it (you will need a coaster brake hub of the appropriate width) of the appropriate wheel size, put it in the dropout appropriately and then make sure to clamp on ...


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The largest tire you can run on a bike is determined by several things: Frame (If it rubs on the frame when you're riding it, you're going to ruin the paint on your bike and the tire) Brakes (If your brakes can't clear the tire, you have a problem) Rim Width (If the rim is too narrow or wide for a tire, you can have increased chances of rim/tire damage or ...


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No, it is by no means universal. Frames are built with a maximum tire size in mind. Some bike include a maximum size in their specs, so you might check to see. Otherwise, it is easy enough to figure out. Since you have tires on the bike already, you can check the existing clearance and get a very good idea of what will fit. Start by measuring the ...



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