21 June 2011

Plan C: It's Finished!

That’s right, my fixed gear is finally complete!

I picked up the last part I needed – the chain – last night, and assembled the last remaining pieces.

The crank is actually the triple crank from my Fuji that I replaced with a compact. The middle ring happened to be a 42 tooth – exactly what I wanted to put on the fixed, so I removed the inner and outer rings, and voila!

Finish it off with a pair of old pedals out of the junk parts bin, and it’s ready to ride. I haven’t taken it out for the maiden voyage yet, that will be tonight.

I still want to add a freewheel to the other side of the flip-flop hub, but that isn’t required for operation.

More posts to follow.

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