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Old 04-20-08, 09:29 PM   #1
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good conversion? (sorry)

i know you guys hate these, but does this look alright to convert to ss/fx? i don't think thats a one piece crank...is it?
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Old 04-20-08, 09:37 PM   #2
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nonononono. apollo = not good. that's $120 more than i paid for one.
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Old 04-20-08, 09:38 PM   #3
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I wouldn't pay more than $25 for that bike.
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Old 04-20-08, 09:39 PM   #4
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Sure, why not? One note though, check to see what kind of dropouts it has. Horizontal/semi-horizontal dropouts will make the conversion much easier for you.
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Old 04-20-08, 10:23 PM   #5
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you dont even think its decent as a beater conversion? im talking no more then 200$ into it?
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Old 04-20-08, 10:29 PM   #6
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you dont even think its decent as a beater conversion? im talking no more then 200$ into it?
Assuming that all you have to do is spin on a cog, redish, and respace, I'm sure it's fine.
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good - the rear hub is a freewheel hub so you could easily spin on a bmx freewheel/respace/redish.
good - 3 piece cranks
bad - $125 is a bit much, but if you can do the conversion for cheap, you're fine
bad - looks like its been sitting outside so some components might be shot. make sure the bb/headset work fine and the hubs are in decent shape. if not, your budget will be ****ed.

would be a fun project!
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Old 04-20-08, 10:38 PM   #8
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would be a fun project!
+1 i heart buyin sh*t bikes and makin them all nice and watnot
haggle that price tho
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