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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 08-23-10, 08:34 AM   #1
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First Single Speed I have ever built...

Okay so I have been accumulating a lot of bikes lately. I finally decided yesterday that I should build something with all of the bikes I have. My goal with this was to build my first single speed only using the parts that I had at my disposal. The only thing I ended up buying was a special freewheel removing socket (which I broke eventually) and a spoke torquing tool. Anyway I didn't have a seat post small enough for this frame even though I have like 3 or 4 laying around so that is the only thing I didn't put on it yet. I do plan on painting the frame and keeping this bike. Even without the seat it's a blast to ride.
Heres what you really want...






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Old 08-23-10, 09:51 AM   #2
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peugeot mixte! hot!
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Old 08-23-10, 10:32 AM   #3
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please put some spacers on that hub, it just looks so wrong as it is.
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Old 08-23-10, 10:39 AM   #4
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Looks good, give her a good clean up and it'll be nice and shiny.
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Old 08-23-10, 04:03 PM   #5
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Old 08-23-10, 04:40 PM   #6
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please put some spacers on that hub, it just looks so wrong as it is.
It doesn't need them. Old Suntour Pro Comp freewheel body with inner cogs splined outer cogs threaded. The only problem is he'll never be able to remove that cog if he wants to. I did something similar in my conversion of an early 1970s Mercier 100, except I have a second splined cog on the inside of the freewheel body for the sole purpose of permitting removal of the threaded cog to permit changes in gearing.
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good point about removing the cog I didn't even think of that... but oh well those Suntour free wheels are dime a dozen. Also as long as the cog doesn't somehow break than i won't need to change it the gear ratio is perfect for me. I love the Mixte frames i have a 12 speed Motobecane mixte that I fixed up but she's blue. And yes your right the chain line is perfectly straight so no spacers needed.
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Wow.

Your workshop. Impeccable.

And nice bike.
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It doesn't need them. Old Suntour Pro Comp freewheel body with inner cogs splined outer cogs threaded. The only problem is he'll never be able to remove that cog if he wants to. I did something similar in my conversion of an early 1970s Mercier 100, except I have a second splined cog on the inside of the freewheel body for the sole purpose of permitting removal of the threaded cog to permit changes in gearing.
Notice how I didn't say he needed the spacer, I just said it looks wrong.
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how tio "pimp" one of those... looks nice bothe ways
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You need an update on this since it's all back together now.
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Shoot at a lower aperture next time, but yeah looks nice.
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Did you adjust your seat post so it is facing the right way?
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how tio "pimp" one of those... looks nice bothe ways
if someone did that to my bike i'll rip off the handlebars they put on and beat them with it.
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