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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 05-10-07, 11:34 AM   #1
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Finished first SS project

Finished my first project yay with very very much help from a friend.

Anyway, just started biking and wanted something to get around town in (less driving in a car) and to exercise and pleasure cruising in.

So came up with this.

Chicago built 80's Schwinn converted to a single speed.

control-tech stem
aluminum laprade seat post
caliper is a dia-compe
18t cog and some titanium spacers
Sugino crank

yellow and blue paint i will be changing and powdercoating.

Hope you like...its very fun and light.








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Old 05-10-07, 12:15 PM   #2
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Nice color- you need to move the rear wheel back and tighten the chain a bit more.
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Old 05-10-07, 01:26 PM   #3
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That stem could only be better if it were anodized turquoise.
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Old 05-10-07, 06:47 PM   #4
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yeah thanks ... the tension was off because i was cleaning and reoiling.

thanks for the tips...im really enjoying riding..never thought it could be so cool
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Hate to be the forum curmudgeon, but I'm 23 now...that's old in hipster years.

But anyway, if it's SS and not fixed gear, you may consider getting a back brake, because it's you know...a lot safer.

Edit: Them is some wicked handlebars you gots.
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well front brake is there because it will be a fixie sooner or later.

plus its not an all out speed bike...its mostly for cruising around town..back and forth places when i dont need a car.

anyway...any suggestions
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