Made a single speed out of an old cannondale and an old schwinn!!!! super dirtbag style by just taking a couple of links out of the chain, taking off all the derailleurs, clamps, putting the newer 700 wheels on from the cdale, and rolling with it. I was trying to make it go as a road bike with 2nd hand parts, but for the $ I wanted to spend it just wasn't happening, and I wasn't riding. hello $10 used 175 crank! and some 5$ 105 levers. It still has the 6 speed cassette but I am only using the one gear, gotta figure out which one b/c I rode about 30 on it today, including a couple thousand foot hills. My sister couldn't keep up on her 27? 30? speed trek road bike! Maybe I will take off the front chainring I am not using as well. Glad I had the freewheel for the downhills. It is super awesome, I was just tired of riding the cannondale, it is a 59 and it was irritating my knee something fierce, the schwinn is a 63 and no knee discomfort after today's ride!
I gotta get a motiviated and change the pixels on my photo software so I can post a pic of my bike. I wanted to put the cdale on my profile just so people could say what a piece it is/was. Seems some on road cycling forum love to judge others bikes to make their own bike seem better!
Did I mention how sexy it looks with the skinny clean tubes!?!
Once I get a real flip flop setup and yellow bar tape I am naming it smurfette. Been dreaming of riding smurfette since I was a kid.