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    My Cow Bike!

    Ive been learning about bike stuff since this summer and this is my very first project. I an older schwinn traveller at a garage sale and bought it for 10$. It was really ugly blue and i stuck it in my basement to take apart. Later I figured out that it was close to my size and not a bad bike. I also learned that the semi-horizontal dropouts made it a good option for a single speed. I decided to build it up this winter and so I completely took it apart and then i repainted it with spray paint the way it looks. I got some parts online and a few from the shop I work at. (hoigaards) The crank, bottom bracket, brakes, and wheels are all from the old schwinn but the rest I bought. I thought the bullhorn handlebars were a nice touch to the cow look. Now I just need a cow bell to put in place of the headtube decal.

    Check out the pictures here: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/s...=0&sl=1&open=1

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    Rockin'.

    I love the udder.

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    Now you can yell at pedestrians "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve!"

    Cow bell would be nice as a warning ringer.

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    i swear that that was a Trek Project One paint option last year.

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    yep, I got the idea and a friend had that same thought and told me about it so i went and looked and thats what i used as a model.

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    glad you went with bullhorns

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    Hey, how about SDG cowhide saddle? I bought that for my GF, who loves everything cow patterned
    I got nothing to do
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    everything is so ****ed up
    I guess it's natural that way

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    Your seat frightens me
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    Looks like fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Your seat frightens me
    it's counterbalanced by the reflector dangling from the back of it

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    here ya go:

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    I would moooooooove that rear wheel back just a tad

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    Where can I get the cowhide saddle? Ive never heard of SDG.

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    good job!! and now you can throw one of these bad boys on the back for your milk bottles:
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    http://www.cyclelink.com.au/category350_1.htm

    I run a Bel Air on my mtb, very nice seat.

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    "Guess what I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell."

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    You should where this when you ride.
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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    how much did the back wheel cost to be made?

    Which hub did you use?

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    the rear wheel is just the wheel that was on the bike, i took off the freewheel, overhauled the hub and put on a single speed freewheel. I want to go fixed eventually (this summer) but im not sure if i can use the same hub.

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