I tried this when my freehub gave up on me on a ride. Used 4 zip ties (all I had).Nagaredama said:I've seen someone zip tie a cassette to the spokes. Getting rid of the freewheel in the hub.
Nagaredama said:I've seen someone zip tie a cassette to the spokes. Getting rid of the freewheel in the hub.
I use an 8-speed chain, and it works ok. Older thread with a pic in it.Plum said:I don't know how the chainline works with a cog bolted to the disc mount, it seems like it might be a little inboard, but not having done it, I can't say. Anybody out there that can vouch for chainline with a disc side mounted cog?
This technique's been shared here before and while I feel like it's a brilliantly simple means ride fixed, I worry that it looks easier on paper than it will in practice. I just know that there's no way I'm going to be able to 'eye up' the six holes and drill them so that they're perfectly centered. Is there some foolproof math help to get this done?felixdale said:If you have a disc hub (this is my post copied from the other fixie topic today):
I used a cheap pressed steel cog that came with a SS converter kit. These are quite easy to drill. Mine is an 18 tooth. You need a standard 6 bolt dics to mark it up - lay the disc on top of the cog and center it up - make sure of this - eye up the centre edges of the cog against the centre circle of the disc and measure the distance in three places to check it is in the middle. Hold tight and draw the 6 round circles where the bolts go. Centre punch these and then using good quality HSS bits drill the holes. 2mm first all the way through and then a 5.5mm to finish. De-burr with a 7mm or similar and that's it. Mine ended up spot on - just take some time and care - worth a try for a few £'s (or $'s!). Especially if it is not for you. The washers are just to perfect the chainline.