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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 06-23-09, 06:44 PM   #1
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Converting *old* MTB - HELP THE NOOB

Hey. I'm converting an old (early 80s) Schwinn Mesa Runner to SS, and I want to put 700c wheels on it (they fit - seen it done on this make and model) and ditch the canti's for someting a little shorter-reach. The rear spacing on this old beast is 120mm. So could I actually get away with putting a plain ol' track (flip/flop) wheel on this thing? If so, what's kind of chainline measurement should I shoot for with one of these? Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-23-09, 07:30 PM   #2
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