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    Senior Member Motopecane's Avatar
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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.
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    Nü-Fred ichitz's Avatar
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    peugeot mixte! hot!
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    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    please put some spacers on that hub, it just looks so wrong as it is.

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    Looks good, give her a good clean up and it'll be nice and shiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
    peugeot mixte! hot!
    +30000

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    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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    Senior Member Motopecane's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    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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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiB1e...feature=search
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt_pnw View Post
    You need an update on this since it's all back together now.
    Did you adjust your seat post so it is facing the right way?

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    Nü-Fred ichitz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by trx1 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiB1e...feature=search
    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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    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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