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Old 04-18-05, 10:45 PM   #1
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Virtual Project - Norco Bush Pilot

Ok I have this old bike laying around I can't get rid of (something about it) I am not 100% sure what I wanna do with it. What I do know

1" steerer
no sure of bb at all (are they basically standard?)
rear dropout widths - 7spd
Steel frame

So what do each of you think. What should I build? (or should I just dump it)
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Here are some various pics.
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Looks like a good commuter/kick around town bike to me as it is now. I wouldn't spend too much on it, as I'd want to be able to lock it up without excessive fear of theft.

For a fun (albeit somewhat impractical) project I'd consider building up a fixed gear rear wheel to play with. Are those semi-horizontal dropouts I see?
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Commuterize it.
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I think you should stick an old rigid on it and turn it into a fixie or something along those lines... Seems too good to waste..
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Commuter/bang around town bike. Single speed and rigid. Wouldn't spend to much on it though, try to use parts laying around and freebies.
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No real town here but a speedy light commuter would be nice. Something that might be fun to ride on concrete.

Ok some questions. Where can I find a 1" steerer rigid fork that would be used for a commuter and likely, for fun, some light trail work. I don't want to dump a lot of money into it (good guess) but I would love to ditch the fork for a rigid and will have to replace the bb or even the whole bb/crank assembly. (its an old square taper)

SS might be the only option but I would like to try to keep gears. I am not in the best shape in the world and as a commuter in a town like this, I would end up walking up lots of hills.

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bb/crank assembly, should I just change the bb or replace the whole thing with isis

Thanks guys. I don't know much about this side of the bike world. Trying to make an interesting build to play around on.
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Looks like a good commuter/kick around town bike to me as it is now. I wouldn't spend too much on it, as I'd want to be able to lock it up without excessive fear of theft.

For a fun (albeit somewhat impractical) project I'd consider building up a fixed gear rear wheel to play with. Are those semi-horizontal dropouts I see?
Yeah I believe they are. I assume that makes it easier to run SS.
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You might have difficulty finding a suspension adjusted rigid fork with a 1" steerer - most of the ones I found when I looked were 1 1/8". I did find one at http://www.viciouscycles.com/ to replace a 50mm travel fork but it's pricy.
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Looks like you have a little chain on your rust
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Its my '4th' bike. It would only be a beater/ play around bike. In reality if it going to cost more than 100$ to get it going, the bike is likely garbage. This bike will likely see 5% of my ride time

At this rate the only thing I might be replacing is the bb and the rubber. Make it roll a little fast.
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im almost certain i have an old steel hardrock rigid fork with a 1" steerer laying around. as for a rear wheel, the difference in spacing is 130mm vs 135, and being that its a steel frame, a little bit of heat would allow you to safely bend the stays out 2.5mm on each side for the correct 8/9 speed spacing. or, you can find nos 7 speed stuff on ebay for dirt cheap (ive seen sram 5.0 derailleurs for 7 speed going for like 5-10 bucks, ditto shifters). as for a bb, take it to any shop and they should be able to measure it for it so you can get the spacing.
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