Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - My Cow Bike!
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01-13-05, 06:59 PM
Ive been learning about bike stuff since this summer and this is my very first project. I an older schwinn traveller at a garage sale and bought it for 10$. It was really ugly blue and i stuck it in my basement to take apart. Later I figured out that it was close to my size and not a bad bike. I also learned that the semi-horizontal dropouts made it a good option for a single speed. I decided to build it up this winter and so I completely took it apart and then i repainted it with spray paint the way it looks. I got some parts online and a few from the shop I work at. (hoigaards) The crank, bottom bracket, brakes, and wheels are all from the old schwinn but the rest I bought. I thought the bullhorn handlebars were a nice touch to the cow look. Now I just need a cow bell to put in place of the headtube decal.
Check out the pictures here: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/share/view?i=EeEs3DFy4buFA¬ag=1&x=1&sm=0&sl=1&open=1
01-13-05, 07:22 PM
I love the udder.
01-13-05, 07:27 PM
Now you can yell at pedestrians "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve!"
Cow bell would be nice as a warning ringer.
01-13-05, 07:45 PM
i swear that that was a Trek Project One paint option last year.
01-13-05, 07:49 PM
yep, I got the idea and a friend had that same thought and told me about it so i went and looked and thats what i used as a model.
01-13-05, 08:49 PM
glad you went with bullhorns
Hey, how about SDG cowhide saddle? I bought that for my GF, who loves everything cow patterned :)
01-14-05, 12:20 AM
Your seat frightens me
01-14-05, 06:41 AM
Looks like fun.
Your seat frightens me
it's counterbalanced by the reflector dangling from the back of it :p
01-14-05, 06:58 AM
here ya go:
01-14-05, 07:05 AM
I would moooooooove that rear wheel back just a tad
01-14-05, 08:40 AM
Where can I get the cowhide saddle? Ive never heard of SDG.
good job!! and now you can throw one of these bad boys on the back for your milk bottles:
01-14-05, 09:13 AM
I run a Bel Air on my mtb, very nice seat.
01-14-05, 09:36 AM
"Guess what I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell."
You should where this when you ride.
01-15-05, 05:03 PM
how much did the back wheel cost to be made?
Which hub did you use?
01-15-05, 09:59 PM
the rear wheel is just the wheel that was on the bike, i took off the freewheel, overhauled the hub and put on a single speed freewheel. I want to go fixed eventually (this summer) but im not sure if i can use the same hub.
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