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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 12-10-07, 07:49 PM   #1
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1986 Bianchi Sport SX (SS)

Heres a SS I picked up on C-List today, I havnt cleaned it up yet, what do you guys think, real opinions appreciated and all others welcome





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It looks really nice and clean/simple, I love the color. Chain tension needs to be fixed though.
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Thanks, and you right about the tension although I dont think Im going to be able to do much about it without a tensioner
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I like the aluminum bat by the front door. I personally abide by MLB rules and keep and keep a 1" oak dowel by my entry. The only problem is that you have to swing it "label side up".
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Thanks, and you right about the tension although I dont think Im going to be able to do much about it without a tensioner
shorten the chain
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yeah just take some links out and you'll be golden
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If I were you, I'd just flat out replace that chain. It looks pretty well destroyed.

I'd probably get a new chainring at the time too just to take care of the rest of the drivetrain while I was at it. The freewheel's probably fresh enough, judging by the new wheelset.

Good looking bike though. Enjoy it.
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my girlfriend has the same bike but way smaller and with gears. see.

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****! for some odd reason I thought it had vertical drops? I just took a good look at it and it does indeed have horizontal drops my mistake
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