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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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    Quote Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
    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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