Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - restoring this bike
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07-29-08, 12:12 AM
long story short friend found a bike in his garage and he happens to want to ride a fixed. Didn't get a good look a the bike yet but from the pics I saw the frame looked nice and the stickers actually looked decent. Question is how do we make the bike look good again?
07-29-08, 12:35 AM
It already looks pretty good to me. If you intend to convert it, I would recommend doing all of the required disassembly first. Then, one good wipedown with some dishsoapy water and a clean rag is all it should need. Seriously. It isn't very dirty looking as-is.
what do you mean nice again? There's nothing wrong with it. If your converting it get rid of that crank for sure. I'd put a new BB on it, new brake pads, brake lines, and...honestly i'd just leave the gears on it. It looks nice.
07-29-08, 04:12 AM
that bike sucks
throw it away
07-30-08, 12:14 AM
looking at it in person, its in better condition then i thought. we'll probably just put on new wheels, chain, and pedals. I'll look into the the bottom bracket when I have a chance.
07-30-08, 12:26 AM
That would make a good candidate for a conversion. And you wouldn't have downtube shifter bosses sticking out like on my two conversions. It could turn out pretty nice.
07-30-08, 01:33 AM
i heed you not to not paint it i love to own a panasonic! funny someone on the forum just recently got a pansonic jacked... but it wasnt' in that color! dont' turn that thing into a fixie
07-30-08, 04:42 AM
...converting it is not restoring it.
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