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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 10-31-09, 08:36 AM   #1
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My new project

This is my new-to-me Fuji Sport 10. I got it already set up single-speed for $75 at my LBS. So far I've just tightened everything up, switched out the front brake for a better Dia Comp one, and added the clips and straps. What do you think? Notice the sweet "don't steal me" finish on the top tube.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:25 AM   #2
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Find some hunt wilde, or Schwinn handlebar grips.

If there is a freewheel on the back, you should put a brake back there too.
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Old 10-31-09, 10:17 AM   #3
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I always did like that color. Looks fun. The paint on the top tube looks like a herpes flair up.
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Old 10-31-09, 03:29 PM   #4
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you need two brakes!
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Old 10-31-09, 03:37 PM   #5
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If that's truly SS, please run two brakes, please.
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Old 10-31-09, 03:42 PM   #6
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I don't like the saddle, or the pedals/clips. I think it'd look great with an old school leather saddle, cork grips, metal clips and leather straps, and maybe a good ole fashioned wald basket up there. Oh and maybe some full fenders. Then you've got yourself a nice looking townie in my opinion.
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Old 10-31-09, 05:16 PM   #7
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or just one rear brake
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or just one rear brake


No.
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Old 11-01-09, 08:57 PM   #9
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Yeah, a rear brake will be going on there very soon. I was deciding whether or not to convert it to fixed, but I think I'm happy with the freewheel. The clips and straps were just from an old mountain bike and were all I had laying around. They'll be replaced eventually along with the saddle, wheels, tires and grips.
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thisjauntygent you suck
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add a link though?
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you piad 75 to do what? im pretty sure older bikes you could unscrew the rear cassette and screw on a freewheel vola cheap
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Old 11-01-09, 10:04 PM   #13
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yeah, it did look like it was a pretty easy conversion. But I didn't pay $75 for them to do that, I payed it for the bike with all the new stuff included.
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yeah, it did look like it was a pretty easy conversion. But I didn't pay $75 for them to do that, I payed it for the bike with all the new stuff included.
You did good. I'd leave the way it is, except for adding a rear brake and maybe a more comfy seat. If you pimp it out with fancy new wheels, you're going to need a lot more protection than that cablelock.
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Old 11-02-09, 08:25 AM   #15
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Yeah, the cable lock has to go no matter what I do with the bike. I hardly trust that thing to lock up even my sh1tty mountain bike. I think I'll get whatever alloy wheels I can find, nothing fancy. The seat looks pretty lame, but it's surprisingly comfy so that might take a while to replace.
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