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Hi all,

I'm fairly new to the whole fixed concept. I'm currently on an overseas assignment for the remainder of the year. I'm planning on building a bike when I get back. I've been riding BMX for years, but the older I get, the less practical it becomes. Originally I was just planning on building a single speed (freewheel) 700cc commuter, but my research has been saturated with fixed gearing and has me second guessing myself.

I've seen a few Fixed/Free hubs. Does anyone have one of these? How often do you use the fixed/free? And lastly, assuming you went the fixed/free route, would you recommend the same gearing for both fixed and free? I'm pretty skeptical to go fixed only, but I have to admit I'm curious- plus it seems like it would be fun to ride fixed on occasion.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I have one singlespeed with a flip/flop hub--freewheel on one side fixed on the other. I have ridden it fixed, but it wasn't for me. I like the ability to coast. If you want to try fixed, I highly recommend a flip/flop that way you are not married to a fixed set up.
 

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I almost never run a freewheel on such a bike. I had one on my rasta bike before I repainted it, i've toyed with putting it back on but havent done it yet. Flip flop hubs are cool if youre not sure about fixed yet.
 

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I have a Flip Flop hub rear and I think once you get used to riding fixed you might not find yourself using the freewheel unless on a longer ride with a lot of hills. I just took mine off!
 
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