The thread of a track cog is identical to that of a freewheel; a freewheel-specific thread on a hub is simply wider, but this extra width is unnecessary, as attested to by the fact that track cogs don't need it. It is for this reason that, as I stated above, flip flop hubs are a pretty useless concept. On a fixed/fixed hub, you can run fixed/fixed, fixed/freewheel, or even freewheel/freewheel, if that takes your fancy. On a flip flop hub, fixed/fixed isn't an option... thus, flip flop hubs unnecessarily limit your options.Carlin said:I think the advantage of a flip flop hub would be the possibility of screwing a fixed cog to one side and a freewheel to the other, so if the fixie thing is a bit much in peak hour traffic after a long day at work, flip your wheel around and bingo: SS roadie! I have read stuff about having a different size fixed cog on both sides, but you would have to change your chain over anyway kind of defeating the purpose.
I ride/race fixed off road a fair bit. I've got an onOne inbred with rigid forks, 36x14 gear and a front brake. I usualy ride it off road with a rear slick as it's my commuter and I couldn't be bothered changing tyres all the time. It also helps to be able to lock up the rear more easily in tricky spots.nick said:Okay weve heard all your commuter/road fixie stories, what about some fixie mtb storys? Now that would be interesting...
Whoa, I can imagine a multi-speed fixie would be a bit of a handful. How did it work, given you would by definition always be shifting under full power?JohnJohn said:I used to commute on a fixie back in the UK, years and years ago. Hills are ... interesting till you get fit and develop a spin. I'd be very tempted if my current commute didn't involve a significant hill, though I am beginning to think I could muscle up it in a 63ish gear these days...
Hmmm. If only my three-speed fixie hadn't been stolen.
I picked up my wheels today too.LordNikon said:Well, my wheels have arrived.
It is a white one, it briefly had some yellow prehistoric Judy XC forks, then some black tange forks but for the last couple of months they've been matching white onOne rigid forks.Mo said:is it a white one with different colored forks?
if so then i must have seen a zillion times around the city and @ the crits.