Can I add multiple gearing to my Wabi?
Technically, yes. However, given Wabis are designed as fixed gear/single speed bikes, most solutions will require compromises, modifications/add-ons, and a potentially high cost to convert to geared. The limitations are the narrow rear axle width (120mm), horizontal dropouts and the lack of cable...
Do I need to worry about my seat post seizing?
Yes, seizing (or having the seat post stuck in the seat tube) is caused by a galvanic action between the steel seat tube and the aluminum in the alloy of the seat post. The best way to prevent this is to put a layer of grease or anti-seize between the steel and the alloy. The best way to do this ...
How Do I Flip the Wheel From Freewheel to Fixed Gear?
All of our bikes come standard with a freewheel and a fixed cog installed on the rear wheel. If you don't specify, your bike will arrive ready to ride with the freewheel on the drive side. It's easy to switch between the two, with the only difficult part for beginners being setting the chain tens...
What are the bike rack options for Wabis?
To start, you can make most racks work for almost any bike given the number of mounting options or accessories available. However, some racks and mounting types work better than others. We'll cover what is possible with each model, including what existing mount types and some recommendations for ...
What are the specs for replacement parts? Or if I want to upgrade a part later?
Here are some guidelines for common replacement parts and/ or upgrade specs.
Any English threaded (BSA) 68mm bottom bracket will into the bottom bracket shell. For spindle length, verify the length of your current spindle (by removing and checking the BB) or use the length recomm...
What if my frame paint is chipped? Where can I get touchup paint?
If your paint on your frame starts chipping, we recommend touching up the paint to prevent rusting. If it is chipped down to the bare steel, we also recommend applying a primer to the steel.
For the paint itself, Wabi carries some touchup paint of the most recent stock season colors. We offer a ...
What type of maintenance should I do for my bike? What tools do I need?
Maintenance is key to keeping your bike running well. It will ensure your bike performs and the parts last longer. Fortunately, single speed/fixed gear bikes tend to be easy to maintain given the simplicity of parts. Wabi also uses sealed bearings on the headsets, bottom bracket and hubs to make ...