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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 07-29-08, 12:12 AM   #1
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restoring this bike

long story short friend found a bike in his garage and he happens to want to ride a fixed. Didn't get a good look a the bike yet but from the pics I saw the frame looked nice and the stickers actually looked decent. Question is how do we make the bike look good again?
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Old 07-29-08, 12:35 AM   #2
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It already looks pretty good to me. If you intend to convert it, I would recommend doing all of the required disassembly first. Then, one good wipedown with some dishsoapy water and a clean rag is all it should need. Seriously. It isn't very dirty looking as-is.
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Old 07-29-08, 02:17 AM   #3
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what do you mean nice again? There's nothing wrong with it. If your converting it get rid of that crank for sure. I'd put a new BB on it, new brake pads, brake lines, and...honestly i'd just leave the gears on it. It looks nice.
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Old 07-29-08, 04:12 AM   #4
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that bike sucks
throw it away
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looking at it in person, its in better condition then i thought. we'll probably just put on new wheels, chain, and pedals. I'll look into the the bottom bracket when I have a chance.
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That would make a good candidate for a conversion. And you wouldn't have downtube shifter bosses sticking out like on my two conversions. It could turn out pretty nice.
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i heed you not to not paint it i love to own a panasonic! funny someone on the forum just recently got a pansonic jacked... but it wasnt' in that color! dont' turn that thing into a fixie

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Old 07-30-08, 04:42 AM   #8
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...converting it is not restoring it.
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