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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 06-27-11, 03:23 PM   #1
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BB & Crank options for 70's era Bridgestone touring frame with 73MM BB shell.

Trying to fill in the gaps here with what i found on line and the disappointing LBS experiences.
Looking for options to convert this frame to single speed. Just looking for a decent crank/BB combo that will work on the 73mm shell. Bike shops guys seem disinterested at best and one just handed me a catalog and told me to pick what I wanted and he would order it. I could do that from home.

Any starting points? Preferably mid ranged stuff as this is my first bike and looking at it as more of a learning experience to grow on.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-27-11, 04:34 PM   #2
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http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CB8Q8wIwAQ

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Sram s300
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Old 06-27-11, 05:18 PM   #3
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I have heard great things about the S300. I believe Lilc (Alex) has them on his stylish 725. They are also only $150 from UniversalCycles, which is a great site. See here.
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