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    Hey all new forum member here

    Well, my name is Sean and im a 21 year old college student. I have very recently caught the single speed bug. I noticed we had an od 1970's Nishiki sitting in our garage so I brought it to school and a week later made it a single speed. I put on a 16t freewheel and a new KMC chain, took off the old bars and made some bull horns with a pair of old drop downs that were left for free in the campus bike shop, and got new brake pads. As of today, I stripped the bike down and am working on sanding it to get ready to prep for paint . I am VERY new to all this but I am obsessed with the cleanliness and ridability of a single speed. I plan on getting new wheels/tires, stem, crankset, housing, wrap, and possibly brakes depending on money situation lol. Anywho, thats my story and I would seriously appreciate all the advice, wisdom, and criticism in the world. I really have a knack for learning more about these amazing machines and doing everything myself.

    Thanks,
    Freelander

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    Hi Sean, welcome to the forums. You'll want to read the threads for chainline and re-dishing rear wheels. Take a good look at your rear axle to see if it is bent. I picked up a 16t freewheel this summer and will be doing a convert this winter.

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    alright will do thanks man!

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