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What is a FIXIE bike?
A fixie bike, also known as fixed gear, fixed wheel, etc ... is a bicycle whose rear sprocket is fixed the hub rotates the wheel both forward and backward.
It is a type of bike that offers greater control for those riding. You may, for example, pedaling backwards. Unlike the impeller, as is the case of the conventional bicycle, or the bicycle will move up according to the pedaling cycle is faster walk faster and vice versa. The speed and braking are controlled exclusively by the legs.
What is the difference between a bicycle and FIXIE Single Speed?
A Fixie uses fixed pinion a Single Speed free pinion, both have only one speed.
Currently the Fixies use Flip-Flop hubs on the rear wheel, so you can install a pinion or a freewheel side of the cube. Thus the bicycle can also function as a Single Speed, there is no need always be pedaling to turn on the bike, even allowing a greater comfort for the rider.
short, one Fixie generally can also function as Single Speed a Single Speed typically uses a normal cube with pinion / freewheel, so you can not function as Fixie.
The BiURBAN.net sells only Fixies or Single Speeds?
No. The BiURBAN.net sells components, accessories and urban bikes for urban bikes Fixies and Single Speeds, Cruisers, Commuter, BMX, Classic, etc. ... The BiURBAN.net sells bicycles with a speed or multi-speed, either internal hub, automatic, semi-automatic or external using derailleurs.
The BiURBAN.net always seeksoffer solutions based on individual customization, simplicity, quality and style in the current urban cycling. For BiURBAN.net pedaling is more than a means or transportation or sport, is a form and lifestyle!
What's cube with Flip-Flop?
A cube with Flip / Flop is a cube that allows to attach both a free and a fixed pinion on each side of the cube. Thus, it is very easy to change the rider bike setting between Fixie and Single speed, for example, to turn the wheel to the part of the free pinion to the side of the chain, turn the bike in a normal bike Single Speed.
The hub is against brake pedal?
A cube with pedal to brake allows you to lock the wheel pedaling backwards. Works by pressure, the more pressure you do behind more efficient braking.
How to know the length of the rays to mount a wheel?
There are several websites and apps for this purpose, a good example and easy to use, is the following site:
What do the acronyms OLD?
OLD the English Over-Lock-nut Distance is the distance between the outside of the hub bolts, that is, spaced required for mounting the hubthe frame between the dropouts.
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