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Old 01-04-09, 07:33 PM   #1
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1971 Schwinn Continental Bottom Bracket????



So, I building a fixie starting with a vintage schwinn, and have most of it figured out... The only thing I'm missing now is finding the size of the bottom bracket. I actually have some FCA Crankarms that I want to put on, but trying to see if I need a converstion to make the English bracket work... Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-05-09, 12:42 AM   #2
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You have a 1 piece crank. You need an adapter to run a 3 piece crank/bb setup. http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC110368.


Instead of the 20 dollar + $hipping adapter, you could get a couple pound lighter frame (used) with a proper bottom bracket.... Might have to look around though (don't know where you are from).
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^ haha yeah, the adapter is worth more than what it would cost to just get a nicer frame.
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Old 01-07-09, 08:05 PM   #4
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Ok, So I have a noob question - i just bought a bike as a project -it's an old schwinn varsity (also a beast of a bike with odd BB, and seat & stem) - but has all the other parts I wanted to ride from day 1 so worth it for me - frame is a bit small for me. WHERE do you get a frame for $20?

I'm in Kansas City & been to a few of the LBS that I know carry random parts & used bikes but haven't seen anything THAT cheap local or on craigslist or ebay ... what don't I know? (on this topic...HA).
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co-op or thrift stores... and the occasional LBS that is nice
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