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Old 06-23-10, 05:39 PM   #1
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1987 Schwinn Traveler III conversion to fixed gear

I'm try to convert an old bike I found into my own fixie, but I just have a question about what to do about my crank. Maybe someone here could help answer me, or maybe lead me to somewhere that might.

Is switching my crank. I'm not sure what size the old schwinn's bracket is, and if I
can even get a crank that would fit it.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-23-10, 06:22 PM   #2
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remove the second chainring and shorten the bolts.. there: a one-chainring ready to be "fixed"
You can also add washers to fill the gap without shortening the bolts.

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I'm try to convert an old bike I found into my own fixie, but I just have a question about what to do about my crank. Maybe someone here could help answer me, or maybe lead me to somewhere that might.

Is switching my crank. I'm not sure what size the old schwinn's bracket is, and if I
can even get a crank that would fit it.

Any ideas?
It's almost certainly a standard size, English thread bottom bracket. Almost any modern (made in the last 40 years) crankset will fit.
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