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Fitting 11-28 to fixie wheel?
#1
I have got a fixie wheel which i wish to change so i can use it on my road bike i want to also change it from 12-25 to 11-28 so it makes it easier on the hills, i have attached a image of the wheel i want to change
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#2
Not practical.

You are going to need a new hub, new spokes because most fixie/ss rear wheels are centered with the same length spokes on both sides, and freehub flanges are not centered - you may be able to salvage half the spokes, but not worth it at less than $1- each. You can probably re-use the rim - as long as your new hub has the same number of holes for spokes as your rim does.
Nigel
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#3
To use the same spokes on either side the hub flanges will need to be close to the same diameter as the old ones also. A new wheel is probably a better idea.
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#4
One other thought; you MIGHT be able to put a 7 speed 13-28 freewheel on the fixie hub; you'd probably have to add some space shims (precision washers) on the drive side, re-dish the wheel. And would only work if your road bike is 7 speed.
Nigel
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(11-14-2014, 01:09 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  One other thought; you MIGHT be able to put a 7 speed 13-28 freewheel on the fixie hub; you'd probably have to add some space shims (precision washers) on the drive side, re-dish the wheel. And would only work if your road bike is 7 speed.

I don't think there are enough normal threads (vs. the smaller diameter, reverse threads on the lockring) to properly support the freewheel.
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#6
thanks everyone ;-)
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