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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 01-13-05, 07:59 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-13-05, 08:22 PM   #2
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Rockin'.

I love the udder.
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Old 01-13-05, 08:27 PM   #3
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Now you can yell at pedestrians "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve!"

Cow bell would be nice as a warning ringer.
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Old 01-13-05, 08:45 PM   #4
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i swear that that was a Trek Project One paint option last year.
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Old 01-13-05, 08:49 PM   #5
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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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Old 01-13-05, 09:49 PM   #6
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glad you went with bullhorns
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Old 01-14-05, 12:30 AM   #7
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Hey, how about SDG cowhide saddle? I bought that for my GF, who loves everything cow patterned
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Old 01-14-05, 01:20 AM   #8
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Your seat frightens me
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Looks like fun.

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it's counterbalanced by the reflector dangling from the back of it
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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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Old 01-14-05, 10:01 AM   #13
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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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Old 01-14-05, 10:36 AM   #15
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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.
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how much did the back wheel cost to be made?

Which hub did you use?
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Old 01-15-05, 10:59 PM   #18
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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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