1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar
1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex ~ 1996 Diamondback WCF 6.0
Picked up this 1982 Schwinn World from my local community bike center for $20 with the intention of doing a super-cheap fixed-gear conversion.
Bought some cheap new parts online, found the other parts at the bike center. I walked into the bike center this morning with the frame, wheelset and backpack full of parts, then put the entire bike together in 2 hours exactly. Never worked on a bike before in my life besides learning how to true a wheel a month ago and taking the parts off the frame that came with it.
As of now she sits at 24 pounds of almost finished fixed-gear goodness. It came out much better than I expected.
Soon to come are a front brake, bar tape, 18T freewheel, clips, and lots of enjoyment. Suggestions, trolling and comments are welcome.
Lower the stem, that is dangerously high.
Good to know.
Cool, doing your own conversions is rewarding. Some unsolicited advice: if you're going to run brakeless, you should have some kind of foot-retention on the pedals, and some bar tape or grips wouldn't be a bad idea.
In the originaly post that tape and foot retention is on it's way.
After you've done your first downhill emergency stop without brakes, will you be able to get the brown stain off that yellow saddle?
Well done mate Working on bikes is not only satisfying, it's surprisingly straightforward ... and there's not much you can stuff up that your lbs can't unstuff. l
Be warned, you have stepped onto a steep and slippery slope.
I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it
just the one in the back qualifies
Sorry for the poor quality iPhone photo. I'm new here, but I've been hanging around and enjoying everyone's bikes.
Here's my recent build. Not sure about the frame on this one, all I know is that it's stamped "Made in Britain" under the bottom bracket. The old paint job was pretty mucked up, so I had it powder coated.
edit: So I guess I'm having trouble posting pictures...Newbie status...meh
Last edited by anthonymax007; 01-07-13 at 12:56 PM.
Old Ross frame converted to single speed.
sorry for the shiit photo, put on some rb-021's and they feel amazing!
Been a few days since I finished building this up and I'm in love.
sorry its a ****ty photo :-(
69 Grand Prix handbuilt in Holland by Carlton so I've been told and has decals, derailleurs were trashed and wheelset was rusrty
Wrights Saddle, generic seat post, jd quill stem, tsunami bullhorns, weinmann dp18 16t, dura ace front wheel, mks clips/pedals. Replacement crank and spindle in the works, but she does ride smooth.
"Planing another ride soon to somewhere unknown"
|'83 Raleigh Wyoming Touring|'78 Peugeot UO9|
Three Arm Crankset!
I really like what you got goin' on right here. Gimmie a brake (or two and a freewheel (ducks)) and some different pedals and I'd have a real nice time riding that bike.
Last edited by tashi; 01-08-13 at 10:13 PM.
Bikin' far-off places with the wife: http://peacocksride.wordpress.com
At least that chainring didn't give you any problems.^^
mods can you please change my name to fixierider69