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    Senior Member TedC's Avatar
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    my new SS plan..

    ok, so heres the plan: I found 2 1986(i think) Schwinn world Sports on the side of the road one day. My plan is to take them and make a single speed(NOT fixed-already have one of those) school commuter. Now I live in New Hampshire, and will be at school during the winter, so Im not about to put 23's on this...Im thinking wider cross tires(because I figure the usual MTB tires/wheels wont fit)....

    basicially, I just want to know if anyone has any idea what size wheel/tire compbo I should get for this.

    Im going to keep most everything else "stock" on it. maybe rattle can the frame, but who knows yet.

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    If it's got the clearance, just throw on some fatties and let it roll.
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    i'm guessing you're already looking at 27x1 1/4", right? and you're switching to 700c? if so, don't worry and just put on whatever. if you're not switching, you can still get 27x1 1/4" tires easily. for 700c, i dunno, 700cx32? 32mm is approx. 1 1/4".
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

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    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    I dont need 700c....Its just what was in my mind(whats on the fixie) I believe the world sport came with 27 so maybe ill look around for some 27x1 1/4...that should be wide enough.

    edit...the wheels are all old and out of true, im going to get a new wheel set.

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    Get a 700c set and use some 38mm cross tires. you should be in good shape.
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    A single speed freewheel is going to freeze in the winter. You should use the fixed when it gets under 40.

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