Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Schwinn Project Complete
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12-28-07, 03:24 PM
I had this old Schwinn Varsity in the basement and decided to build it up into a fixed gear. The rear rim was trashed and the front wasn't much better, so I used the wheelset/tire combo from my Raleigh project. I slapped on a Surly 17t cog (rotafixed) with a dura-ace lockring. Original one-piece crank with 39 teeth. Original stem with 5" risers from ebay. Grips are cheapo Gel-lites. Chain line is straight as a mofo for anyone thinking of converting their Varsity. Kick stand? Hell to the YES!
12-28-07, 03:28 PM
^^^^ yeah, agreed.
Looks pretty *****in', however.
12-28-07, 03:30 PM
Not immediately. I wanna mess around on it for a while trying reverse barspins...in an empty parking lot.
12-28-07, 04:40 PM
word. with 39/17, just messing around/grabbing beer/groceries, no brake is needed.
No, but maybe at least clips?
12-28-07, 05:23 PM
front break arrospok
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