Shift kit for a single speed?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by cmdcheshire, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. cmdcheshire

    cmdcheshire New Member

    Is it possible to put a shift kit on a single speed fixie (yes it has freewheel) and if so which one and how?

    Thanks, Chris

  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    You could change your rear wheel so it had a multi-speed hub like
    a Sturmey Archer 3 or 5 speed.
    I am not sure how the widths on the frame would work with the change. sells the only shift kits worth buying.
  3. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    Sure, it could be done, but you'd probably have to do some calculations to figure out the optimum crank sprocket sizes.

    I can help if I know which engine you have, what size your current front and rear sprocket is, and what size your rear wheel is.
  4. cmdcheshire

    cmdcheshire New Member

    Ill do some measurements when i get back to my house, i have the motovelo 80cc high performance engine.
  5. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    The Motovelo "high performance engine" is 66 cc and pretty much
    the same as their "regular" engine except they charge a lot more. :D

    So, you want to spend $140 + to move the drive chain to the other side
    and not be able to shift gears?
    A single speed shift kit?