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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 12-28-07, 04:24 PM   #1
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Schwinn Project Complete

I had this old Schwinn Varsity in the basement and decided to build it up into a fixed gear. The rear rim was trashed and the front wasn't much better, so I used the wheelset/tire combo from my Raleigh project. I slapped on a Surly 17t cog (rotafixed) with a dura-ace lockring. Original one-piece crank with 39 teeth. Original stem with 5" risers from ebay. Grips are cheapo Gel-lites. Chain line is straight as a mofo for anyone thinking of converting their Varsity. Kick stand? Hell to the YES!




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Old 12-28-07, 04:28 PM   #2
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brake it?
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Old 12-28-07, 04:30 PM   #3
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^^^^ yeah, agreed.


Looks pretty *****in', however.
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Old 12-28-07, 04:30 PM   #4
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brake it?
Not immediately. I wanna mess around on it for a while trying reverse barspins...in an empty parking lot.
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Old 12-28-07, 05:40 PM   #5
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word. with 39/17, just messing around/grabbing beer/groceries, no brake is needed.
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Old 12-28-07, 06:19 PM   #6
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No, but maybe at least clips?
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Old 12-28-07, 06:23 PM   #7
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