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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 04-03-14, 03:48 PM   #1
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BB for Schwinn Voyageur Conversion

Hey guys. Boy I hope I don't get flamed on this one, but I have been searching around all day for this answer. I've done a few single speed conversions, but never replaced a bottom bracket before. I have a 1981 Schwinn Voyageur frame that I'd like to convert to a fixed gear.

I plan to use these cranks: Pista Track Crankset

They state a 103mm bottom bracket will make a 42mm chain line, and a 107mm will make a 44mm chain line. I think the chain stays on the voyager are narrow enough to use the 103mm, but I am not totally sure.

Any experience with this type of frame, or suggestions?
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Old 04-03-14, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hey guys. Boy I hope I don't get flamed on this one, but I have been searching around all day for this answer. I've done a few single speed conversions, but never replaced a bottom bracket before. I have a 1981 Schwinn Voyageur frame that I'd like to convert to a fixed gear.

I plan to use these cranks: Pista Track Crankset

They state a 103mm bottom bracket will make a 42mm chain line, and a 107mm will make a 44mm chain line. I think the chain stays on the voyager are narrow enough to use the 103mm, but I am not totally sure.

Any experience with this type of frame, or suggestions?
43.5mm is very common, so I'd play it safe and go with the 107mm.
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The only thing you should be looking at when you make this decision is the chainline of the hub.
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