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Old 10-15-2011, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: Thruster Fixie? Noob Diving!

Originally Posted by leadfarmer View Post
Dumb nubie question: What is a "fixie" and a flip flop hub?
BTW, that frame looks great to motorize, I bet the engine will drop right in.
A flip-flop hub lets you take the rear wheel out, flip it over, mount the sprocket on the other side, put the wheel back in, and turn a fixie in a freewheel.

A fixie without a flip-flop means that, if your pedals turn, your wheels turn - and vice versa. A motorized fixie without a flip-flop is a high-speed, heel slapping, eggbeater of a contraption.

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