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What do you need to make your own fixed gear bike?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

So you are one of those who have been renewed by the fixed gear bike? Well, who will not fall in love with the fixie? It has durability, it is easy to operate and maintain, and will give you an unforgettable riding experience.

 If you want to make your own fixed gear bike, here are the things that you need to have. Aside from talent and skill of course, you need to have patience! You can actually remodel your old bike to save money. It is important that you should arm yourself with screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, freewheel tools such as sturdy vise or adjustable wrench, cone wrenches, small ruler, and some cable cutting tools. If you are planning to create a fixie out of your old bike, then you will need to use the following parts such as a short stack bolt, rear sprocket, brake cables and housing, brake pads, ball bearings and grease, thread locker, rear axle spacers, and fixed gear rear wheel. You will be confronted by multifarious questions such as whether to retain the old wheel or to buy a new set.

 The conversion work will also require tedious processes like the setting of chainline, redishing, and the setting of the roundness of the chainring. But it will be worth it when you see the finish product. You can download steps and procedures online on how to create your own fixed gear bike. A new bike which is the result of hard work and perseverance can be very special.