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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    Thinking about turning this into a single speed

    Its an '81 Fuji Royal. Your thoughts?


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    Unless it's too expensive, I don't see why there would be a problem.
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    looks so pretty as is. It would be a shame to strip it down.

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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiserhead View Post
    looks so pretty as is. It would be a shame to strip it down.
    Its funny you say that cause it really is a beautiful old bike. I just want a single speed, striped down bike with bullhorns or straight bars and nothing else. And maybe a double cog on the rear so I can swap it around and learn to ride fixed gear.

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    Too clean to convert.
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    No. Leave it as is.
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    I probably wouldn't touch it. If you find another one with a wasted rear wheel, or missing rear derailer or something, then yeah.
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    You seem to know what you want to do, so the only thing left to do is just do it.
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    Don't do it. Just buy an off the rack or find a retro frame if you're hell bent on building one up. That bike looks beautiful, and the "weight savings" touted by conversion are negligible.

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    you shouldn't have posted such a pretty picture

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    Either way, I say lose the blue. Especially that tire *shudder*
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    1) sell bike on CL to someone who would love a geared steel bike

    2) buy kilo tt (or similar)
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    Very well. I'll it as is and search for another to build.

    Thanks for your in put!

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    why do people like to ruin their bikes on this site?

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    I think it would look great.

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    Why? What is the point of turning that into a single speed?
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    ehh it's your bike so what you will, but if you insist on it please don't chop anything off so you can reverse it.
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    just leave it in the same gear all the time. problem solved.
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    I would ride that as is, that bike is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Very well. I'll it as is and search for another to build.

    Thanks for your in put!
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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    Yes its staying as is.

    But just to keep things Festivus for the Restofus, i stuck a red stripe tire on the rear.


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    You made the right decision. Get some gumwalls, leather/cork tape, and a brooks for maximum awesome.
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    That bike needs Paselas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    You made the right decision. Get some gumwalls, leather/cork tape, and a brooks for maximum awesome.
    would definitely be one classy bike..

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    Why are people so dead set against converting an entry level 80's Japanese road bike? It's not rare, it's not special, it has no soul.

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