Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-08, 08:52 PM   #1
jmel7771
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jmel7771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: KC Metro
Bikes:
Posts: 116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Downtube braze on shift lever post conversion

What has been used to make these look "finished" after you remove the multi speed drive chain and shift levers off a vintage bike race bike and convert to fixed gear?
jmel7771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-08, 09:06 PM   #2
huerro
Villainous
 
huerro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin
Bikes: Trek 420, Cyclops
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I leave mine as they are and ride too fast for anyone else to notice.
huerro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-08, 09:07 PM   #3
fujiapple402
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nebraska
Bikes: Raleigh Technium Trek 420 1988 Dave Scott Centurion Expert
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
haha thats what i just asked
fujiapple402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-08, 10:00 PM   #4
Enthusiast
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep at least the right one untouched so you can mount the shifter for the 3 speed fixed gear hub thats coming out soon!!
Enthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-08, 10:02 PM   #5
fuzz2050
Real Men Ride Ordinaries
 
fuzz2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3,702
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
if anyone suggests grinding them off, I'll sic the C&V forum on you. The right is for the S3x hub shifter, the left can fit a bell. Or a flower, if you're so inclined.
fuzz2050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-08, 11:47 PM   #6
powerband
Senior Member
 
powerband's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep the bosses. Or give the frame to someone else.
powerband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-08, 11:50 PM   #7
jmel7771
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jmel7771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: KC Metro
Bikes:
Posts: 116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NO one will put a grinder to my frame. I understand that cosmetic schrader valve stem caps work. Just wondering if someone had figured something else out. Bell might be a good idea if I can find one to fit.
jmel7771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-08, 03:30 AM   #8
sfclearwater
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What to do with shifter bosses
sfclearwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 PM.