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    Senior Member adaminlc's Avatar
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    seredipity = first single speed

    I have been wanting to build up a ss for a while. I have a cross check, but rely on it as my main source commuting transportation and don't want to convert it. I have been trying to find a cheap road bike to convert.

    Living next to a college campus, cheap bikes get left at the various apartment complexes all the time. A former neighbor left a Roadmaster mtb about a year ago, and I was passing it one day when I noticed that it had nearly horizontal dropouts, more so than even the cc. So I pulled of the derailers and shifters, picked a front and rear gear that make a good chainline, pulled off all the decals, and off I go. I have gotten comments on how cool the bike is. I don't tell them that I started with an abandoned xmart bike.

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    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...#ProductDetail
    I like fat tires and I cannot lie...

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    take some pictures!

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    Senior Member adaminlc's Avatar
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    Here are the pics of my pseudo build:

    I am running 42 x 18. I can't take the extra chainrings off as they are all welded on. I pulled the wheels off of another cheap bike, not sure of the make or model.
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    I like fat tires and I cannot lie...

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