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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-17-06, 04:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-17-06, 05:31 PM   #2
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Old 07-17-06, 05:38 PM   #3
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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".
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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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Old 07-17-06, 06:29 PM   #5
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Get a 700c set and use some 38mm cross tires. you should be in good shape.
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Old 07-17-06, 10:43 PM   #6
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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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