I was just wondering if i can convert my aluminum road bike into a fixed gear bike? If so, what is the BEST/SAFEST way to do so?... Reason why is because i have no need for gears due to the fact that i only ride on flat surfaces for short periods of time throughout the day. The dropouts on my bike are perpendicular to the ground by the way... Thanks in advanced! enter image description here

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    Do you want a single-speed with a freewheel or truly fixed?
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 7:35
  • Cheapest/simplest/safest way to do it is to get a regular multi-speed rear wheel and appropriate derailer and then only use one speed. The derailer can be "locked" to the desired speed if you want to completely forego shifters. Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 11:38
  • What i want is truly fixed
    – OsvaldoR77
    Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 15:49

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Yes. The best way to do it is to use a White Industries ENO Eccentric Hub (I don't care that I'm giving a product recommendation here because this is the only product that's ever done what it does), the alternative being using a magic ratio setup. The other part of it is getting set up with the proper chainline up front.

  • Can i use a hub from a BMX bike and just rel-lace it with the spokes from my road bikes rear tire?
    – OsvaldoR77
    Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 5:17
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    No, BMX uses 110mm frame spacing, and spokes can only be re-used in this manner if they happen to be the right length. Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 5:21
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    Note that the Eno Eccentric hub (I added a link to the answer) goes for $190 retail, most likely more than the cost of your bike itself.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 7:32
  • ??? It's got Campy... Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 14:33

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