Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - project city-beater has begun, hot dog!
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09-13-05, 05:19 PM
It starts with this, an early 80s Schwinn Le Tour: http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-29392-2357-0?uid=10028506&site=0&ver=EOIBSA080805&lk=URL&Item=7180736726
which will get converted to a SS/fixed something-erother. Can't wait to have fun....
How can you go wrong with Dan, of Dan's Bike Rental Service. He's a United Bicycle Institute (UBI) Certified Advanced Bike Technician. And he has 19 years experience!
09-14-05, 08:26 AM
At least the guy finally learned how to spell the word "pedal." It always bugs me when someone tries to define himself as a professional and yet has no knowledge of the specific vocabulary that is often seen within his profession. Ebay should come with a mandatory spellchecker...
09-14-05, 09:33 AM
That's funny. I have a similar SS project going and I almost bought that bike. I have resolved to use only parts I currently own (like the freewheel sitting idle on the other side of my flip-flop hub), or spend only what I can habitually gather in my change jar. So far, the total budget is $70. I think I will have to take advantage of the winter frame market.
09-14-05, 09:54 AM
Yeah we'll see what condition it's in when I get it. If I'm lucky the only real work will be in a crank and cog setup. Maybe change the front brake to a two-finger (my first fix, gonna want a brake for a while). It's going to be a town beater ride around the block cause I don't want to put on my clipless shoes bike, so I expect my largest expenditure to be the shipping ($57!). Anyone know where I can hunt down specs like seatpost diameter and such? And from I can tell, this will have a 120mm rear spacing, right?
09-14-05, 10:50 AM
That guy does charge a LOT for shipping. Seems to only use his 19 years experience to diagnose the bikes. Why doesn't he ever fix them?
Anyway, looks like a perfect example for your project. I'm not sure what the rear spacing will be, I've had them from that era be 122 to 126mm.
09-14-05, 12:10 PM
I promise to never ask a question like that again without checking out Sheldon first. Duh! Thanks--
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