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Old 08-16-07, 08:42 AM   #1
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Bridgestone 300 opinions

I've been commuting via Raleigh MTN bike year round for 3+ years and love it. The Raleigh is in fine shape but I want to try out riding for commuting and exercise with a single speed. I have an oportunity to build one with a Bridgestone 300 frame. Should I do it and how much is too much to invest in it? I would keep the MTN for my winter commutes. Thanks!
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I believe the 300 is straight-gauge CrMo. Nothing special. I might be concerned that the Bridgestone name and it's somewhat cult following could leave you spending more than the frame is really worth. If you're getting the bike cheap, you should be able to convert it for the cost of a rear wheel. No reason not to do it.
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Old 08-16-07, 09:14 AM   #3
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Here is a picture of the rear dropout. Maybe someone can comment of the ease of doing a conversion.
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That dropout's fairly short. You're going to have limited ability to adjust the chain. It's still possible, just not ideal.
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Where I lifted the picture from.
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the rear hub would be the only thing you really have to change.. but if you want to go ghetto, just tighten the derailer and you'd have a single speed. that'd cost you nothing
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