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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 Sep 24 '16 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. – Daniel R Hicks Sep 24 '16 at 11:38
  • What i want is truly fixed – OsvaldoR77 Sep 24 '16 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 Sep 24 '16 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. – Nathan Knutson Sep 24 '16 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 Sep 24 '16 at 7:32
  • ??? It's got Campy... – Nathan Knutson Sep 24 '16 at 14:33

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