I just got a Colnago Master Arabesque single speed conversion from a friend who moved abroad.
It's set up as a fixie on a flip flop Hub. I flipped the wheel and installed a new single speed 1/8 freewheel, loaded up the chain but it's skipping under pressure, wondering if anyone had any ideas why along with the below?
- New chain? - will be getting a new 1/8 chain today
- Misalignment, I noticed he'd probably bodged a cold set to get it to single speed, may be that the freewheel is out of alignment with the crank? - But then the fixie set up he had works fine when I flip it back.
Does anyone have any other suggestions as to why it skips so badly under even a little pressure?