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Convert fixed side of flip flop hub to freewheel

You can just use the freewheel on the large thread on the fixed side. It's the same size, and just as durable as the freewheel side, for normal people. So just unscrew the lockring and cog, and put ...
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Convert fixed side of flip flop hub to freewheel

As a follow up, I actually did put the freewheel on the fixed gear side (after some cleaning). As you can see from the pictures, the freewheel won't be all the way threaded (like my LBS said) but it ...
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Single Speed/Fixie Wheels with cup and cone bearings

Yes, you can get all the cheap cup and cone fixed/single-speed hubs and wheels you want. The hubs are still mass produced (unless they made so many during the fixed gear craze that they're still ...
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How should I reinstall parts on my axle when I forgot what order they were in?

Being a flip flop hub this is easier than it might be otherwise, because flip flop hubs, like rim brake front hubs, are pretty much universally spaced to build a dishless wheel. If that's true, all ...
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What type of wheel fits a 700x38 tire

A tire that fits an internal rim width of between 17mm and 23mm wide. Searching for bicycle tire width rim guide will get you more information. So anything from 700 by 17mm internal width, to 700 by ...
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Fixed/free hub for 12mm TA frame?

Flipflop disc brake hubs don't exist. If you were willing to ride without a rear brake, you could switch the existing wheel back and fourth by using a bolt-on track cog. I believe they give a ...
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How to get the rear wheel off Pure Cycles bike

As @Nate Wengert says that screw is for adjusting chain tension. It pokes into the axle slot and prevents the axle from moving forward. It does not attach the axle or hub to the frame in any way. It ...
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How to get the rear wheel off Pure Cycles bike

The nut in the orange circle is what you need to remove on either side of the hub, there should be no use for a hammer in this application. Simply use an adjustable wrench on either side and remove ...
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What type of wheel fits a 700x38 tire

Any 700C or non-plus 29er wheel will be able to physically mount it, but there's then the consideration of rim width relative to tire width. Rims for road bikes are usually 20-21mm wide or so measured ...
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27" x 1 1/4" back flip flop wheel or track wheel(rear)

The critical measurements are that you have to match the rim diameter to your brakes, and the width of your hub to whatever your frame needs. A 27" wheel may be several different sizes. Its best to ...
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Noise when pedalling uphill?

I get that too. My bike is about three weeks old so it has Nil to do with bike age. I remedied by using teflon chain wax / lube. May pay to see if it's the pedals or the chain / derailers are all in ...
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My rear bike wheel is wobbling back and forth when I ride

I had this same problem with the rear wheel wiggling from side to side, there's play in the axle like it's loose. I first noticed this as I was riding the bike and fixed it when I came back home. ...
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