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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 02-01-12, 09:32 PM   #1
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Trying to fix up a Road to a fixie!!!!

Hey guys, I currently have an older Road bike and need to find out what kind of bike it is. It was my Dad's and passed it on to me when he passed away. I found the serial number but haven't been able to find much more on it except the names of of the handle bars which say KB, and then the Gears which says Shimano. I know it has a horizontal dropout in the back which will make it easier to tighten the chain.

The serial number is M09 007195. "there is space between the M09 and the rest"
If it's not worth much then I probably wouldn't want to put all that money into it.

HEEEEEEELP!!!!

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Old 02-01-12, 09:35 PM   #2
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For the all important schwinn or not schwinn test. What's the tire size?

If it's a schwinn it should have an oddball tire width.
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the tire says (32-630) 27 X 1 and 1/4
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Hard to tell, the folks over at the classic and vintage forum may be of more help...
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Definitely not a Schwinn. Cheap steel welded gas pipe frame with one-piece (Ashtabula) cranks and 27" wheels with steel rims. Easily converted to single speed (freewheel), but not so easy (safe) fixed gear. I wouldn't bother trying to make it a fixed gear but it could be a cheap fun single speed.
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any idea what its worth then?
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$0-$15

Lean towards the low end.
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sorry for your loss


definitely worth more to you than anyone else. if i were you i'd do a total vintage restoration with period correct parts and maybe get the frame painted if there's any rust.

it would be worth it to me.
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1970's Huffy. The same frame was made into the 1990's.

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Hey guys, I currently have an older Road bike and need to find out what kind of bike it is. It was my Dad's and passed it on to me when he passed away. I found the serial number but haven't been able to find much more on it except the names of of the handle bars which say KB, and then the Gears which says Shimano. I know it has a horizontal dropout in the back which will make it easier to tighten the chain.

The serial number is M09 007195. "there is space between the M09 and the rest"
If it's not worth much then I probably wouldn't want to put all that money into it.

HEEEEEEELP!!!!

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Sorry for your loss.

Ask about old bikes in http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-and-Inquiries

They will probably give you the answers within a few hours.

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Definitely not a Schwinn. Cheap steel welded gas pipe frame with one-piece (Ashtabula) cranks and 27" wheels with steel rims. Easily converted to single speed (freewheel), but not so easy (safe) fixed gear. I wouldn't bother trying to make it a fixed gear but it could be a cheap fun single speed.
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I'd pass on converting it at all.

Conversions are best (from a cost/benefit perspective) performed on non-functioning bikes as a way to use something that would normally not be functional. This bike looks like it works. It may need a tuneup and some fresh cables.

Maybe save your time and money and buy a proper fixed gear bike.
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