Conversion parts list?
I have a mid '80s Panasonic DX-3000 road bike that I'd like to convert into a rainy day fixed gear. I know I'll need a new rear wheel, but I'm trying to figure out what else I need. Can I simply get a new chain ring, or will I need to replace the whole crankset? Are there any other parts I'm missing?
Move the ring you want to use to the inside of the spider and you should be fine.
- Fixed wheel and whatever accessories needed (tires, tubes, rim tape?)
And you should be good to go. If you get a 3/32 cog you can even use the chain on there if it's still good.
to be just left aside as a foul weather bike :-/ Is it beat up or something?
I have a recently built Leader 722TS that is my main bike. Only problem is there isn't room/mounts for full fenders. There is on the Panasonic, so I want to convert that and put fenders on it for when it's raining. I commute to work so would ride either one depending on the weather.
Why not slap some fenders, rack, and Kool-Stop Salmon brake pads on it and ride it as is? It's always fun to have more than one type of bike around for different purposes. Gears are especially nice when trying to haul things.
Originally Posted by Danzaxbonanza
I love the rolling hills.
If nothing else, just do the old-school winter training racer conversion -- swap your Leader's rear wheel onto the Panasonic and get a new chain. The inner ring will probably give a good enough chainline.
Originally Posted by chandltp