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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 12-03-11, 11:57 PM   #1
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Thinking about turning this into a single speed

Its an '81 Fuji Royal. Your thoughts?

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Old 12-04-11, 12:07 AM   #2
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Unless it's too expensive, I don't see why there would be a problem.
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Old 12-04-11, 12:34 AM   #3
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looks so pretty as is. It would be a shame to strip it down.
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Old 12-04-11, 12:40 AM   #4
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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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Old 12-04-11, 01:01 AM   #5
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Too clean to convert.
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Old 12-04-11, 01:25 AM   #6
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No. Leave it as is.
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Old 12-04-11, 01:29 AM   #7
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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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Old 12-04-11, 01:34 AM   #8
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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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Old 12-04-11, 02:14 AM   #9
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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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Old 12-04-11, 03:36 AM   #10
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you shouldn't have posted such a pretty picture
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Old 12-04-11, 03:50 AM   #11
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Either way, I say lose the blue. Especially that tire *shudder*
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Old 12-04-11, 06:42 AM   #12
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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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Old 12-04-11, 08:15 AM   #13
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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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Old 12-04-11, 10:25 PM   #14
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why do people like to ruin their bikes on this site?
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Old 12-08-11, 06:28 PM   #15
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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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Old 12-08-11, 06:51 PM   #19
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I would ride that as is, that bike is really nice.
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Old 12-08-11, 07:24 PM   #20
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Very well. I'll it as is and search for another to build.

Thanks for your in put!
Holy hell people, learn to read!
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Old 12-08-11, 08:11 PM   #21
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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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Old 12-08-11, 08:22 PM   #22
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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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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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Old 12-09-11, 12:41 AM   #25
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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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