Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: N. Tx
Bikes: Bianchi Brava(retired), Surly Instigator(retired)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, after researching for a day, I picked up a bike. It's a good fit and the frame was solid and it was only $25 so I couldn't pass it up but I'm not sure what it is. It has stickers on it that it says Aragon, before I stripped it of everything the rear derailer was a Suntour Honor and I googled it, that specific component set was from '71 and '72 or atleast thats what I found.
Also, I'm a little confused on what to do to make it single speed. I have the wheels it came with, they are 700cc. I thought I could slap on a new set of wheels from a bike from this time period, but I have figured out that the spacing is totally different. So, I know that on this wheelset the hub is a screw on type and not a shimano freehub. They guy at the bike shop told me I would have to re-dish the wheel and it's really more of a hassle, or so he says. He said I could buy a wheel that has a flip flop hub. What do ya'll suggest?
Edit: One more question I forgot, I want to use a front brake on this sucker and a buddy of mine has a 105 front brake laying around he said he would sell to me for $20. Will it work on this bike?