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    Fixed Gear Conversion and Progress Pictures

    I am converting a 1988 schwinn world sport to a fixed gear. I am going to get a new wheel set, handlebars, seat, pedals, brakes (if necessary), and possibly the crankset. The schwinn has a sugino crankset, but it is stripped and was difficult to remove. The parts I was planning on purchasing are listed below. Please let me know if I am missing something drastic or if there is something bad about what I am looking at. I’d like to keep this updated with pictures of my progress as well. Thanks

    Crankset: - Existing Sugino
    - Origin8 trackstar or squaretop
    - SRAM Powerspline S300

    Wheels: - Origin8 Track Attack
    - VUELTA ZEROLITE PRO TRACK 700c

    Pedals: - Match crankset choice

    Paint: - Duplicolor Orange
    - Duplicolor adhesive promoter
    - Duplicolor Primer
    - Duplicolor Clear Matte Finish

    Handlebars: - Origin8 Bullhorn black

    Does all this make sense?! Thanks so much


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    Do you need to replace the headset? Still need tires, tubes, a cog and lockring, bar tape. Don't forget about the little stuff when building a bike, they really add up.

    I'd go with some wheels from velomine before I'd get some Origin8 or Vuelta stuff, you can get a Formula to Deep V wheelset for as cheap as $139 and it's a better wheelset than Vuelta for sure, and probably Origin 8.

    Your pedals should have nothing to do with your crankset choice.

    Go with the S300 Courier cranks over the "Powerspline S300"(which are not real cranks, Amazon's listing is incorrect, they're S100). They come with the bottom bracket, are easier to install, are probably better all around, and aren't much more expensive after you add a bottom bracket to the Powerspline crank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
    Go with the S300 Courier cranks over the "Powerspline S300"(which are not real cranks, Amazon's listing is incorrect, they're S100). They come with the bottom bracket, are easier to install, are probably better all around, and aren't much more expensive after you add a bottom bracket to the Powerspline crank.
    I was looking at spending much less on cranks. is this a bad idea? like $50 range

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    Unless you find an amazing deal on a decent set online somewhere, like ebay/CL, its a terrible idea.
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    would it be best to try and reuse the sugino cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ara35 View Post
    I was looking at spending much less on cranks. is this a bad idea? like $50 range
    Pretty much all the cranks around that price range are about the same [meh] quality. Since you're basically building this from the ground up, you ought to(probably need) plan for a new bottom bracket to go with your new crankset. If you spend $50-$60 on cranks, and then another $10-$30 on a bottom bracket, you might as well just have gone for the better crankset that comes with a bottom bracket for $115.

    By all means, go ahead and get the real cheap crankset. I just never see the point in going through all the effort of building a bike but using sub-par components.

    edit: What exactly is wrong with the stock Sugino crankset?
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    If they're stripped, then now. You should use something that is in good condition. For about the money you're going to put in to a conversion project, you could just buy yourself a complete.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    I think i will go for the more expensive crankset.

    I plan to paint the bike light blue (baby blue) and orange. Any tips on matching components?

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    Don't match components. It never looks good.

    Give the frame a baller paint job, make sure your parts are either all silver or all black and everything will be cool.

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    Trying to figure out how you strip a crank...
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    Trying to figure out how you strip a crank...
    guads
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    Trying to figure out how you strip a crank...
    I could do it with my bare hands.

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    get Thomson cranks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
    I'd go with some wheels from velomine before I'd get some Origin8 or Vuelta stuff, you can get a Formula to Deep V wheelset for as cheap as $139 and it's a better wheelset than Vuelta for sure, and probably Origin 8.


    Go with the S300 Courier cranks over the "Powerspline S300"(which are not real cranks, Amazon's listing is incorrect, they're S100). They come with the bottom bracket, are easier to install, are probably better all around, and aren't much more expensive after you add a bottom bracket to the Powerspline crank.
    Origin8 hubs are rebranded Formula's and their track rims are DP18's from what I have read. Assuming he gets a them for a good price, they are essentially the same as a DP18/Formula wheelset off Velomine.

    S100's can be purchsed off Ebay for around 60 bucks including a BB. But the BB is heavy, I'd opt for the S300 simply for the lighter BB. If in a couple of years the SRAM BB takes a dump, you can buy GXP BB from Chris King and Phil.

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    I will probably go with the S300. Good looking, seem reliable and have read good things, including comments on here. Also i saw this wheelset for sale.. worth looking into? Eighthinch-julian-v2-wheelset for $110

    http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...an-v2-wheelset

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    They're pretty heavy, but will be bombproof.
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    i have time so i'll continue looking. dont want to jump into something just because it is on sale. thanks!

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    i should also mention that this bike is intended for city commuting use. live in philly and it will be my means of getting from home to work and around the neighborhood. not sure if that changes anything...

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    Do you have a preference on depth? Cause I think a classic looking box section would look sweet. something like:
    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=462
    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=531
    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1765
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    i'm not entirely sure yet. something sturdy but sleek i suppose? i am new at this sorry!

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    I was also thinking black. Going with black for crankset, wheels, seat and pedals. Then orange for frame. Light blue for forks, some of the frame and the bar tape. I'm sure most come in all colors and its trivial but just throwing it out there.

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    I like what you're doing to your Schwinn and can't wait to see it, here's my daily Schwinn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs z31 View Post
    I like what you're doing to your Schwinn and can't wait to see it, here's my daily Schwinn.
    did you paint those rims green or order them that way? i am hoping for something similar except blue will be orange and green will be light blue. not sure if i am going to paint the forks orange or light blue

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    this is what i am going for... ideally of course!


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