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    First SS conversion. Peugeot road bike.

    Here's the Peugoet I just picked up that I am converting to single speed.
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    I grew up riding BMX's so gears are kinda foreign to me, plus I like the simplicity of SS.
    Here's a pic of some of the work so far. image.jpg
    I am gonna try and use as much of the original parts as possible, so far I have only added new brake levers, cable and housing. New bar tape, which I will probably redo since my first attempt wasn't that great, plus I am getting them dirty while working on it.
    I am also going change the seat and the pedals are rusted beyond salvaging.
    Not a lot done yet, but what do you guys think so far?!
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    Good luck on your conversion. I am also converting an old French bike to Fixie / SS. It is a great way to learn the inner workings.

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    Good looking bike. I'll probably get dinged for asking this but what's the point of a single brake in the rear? Just curious as the front brake is where you get most of your stopping power.

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    It looks like it is too big for you and you really want to put that front brake back on. 80% of the braking should be done by the front brake so it really makes no sense to have a rear brake but not the front.

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    Hey guys, I am planning on putting the front brake, I just need to clean it up like I did with the back brake. Also, it's actually I good size for me the seat is just really low in the pic. It's still a work in progress. I also have to figure out what I am gonna do about the back wheel, since it's a freewheel hub.
    Thanks for the feedback guys!

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    Very cool, the fitting looks very similar to how I'm setting up a recent conversion as well. Looks like if you wanted to dump 50-100 in a new rear wheel you could clean up the drivetrain really nicely too (not that having extra gears is bad, just heavier).
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjohnnyx View Post
    I also have to figure out what I am gonna do about the back wheel, since it's a freewheel hub.
    Thanks for the feedback guys!
    You can rearrange the axle spacers and redish the wheel Singlespeed Bicycle Conversions or replace it. Do you want to ride fixed gear instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    You can rearrange the axle spacers and redish the wheel Singlespeed Bicycle Conversions or replace it. Do you want to ride fixed gear instead?
    Not fixed. I think this is what I am gonna do, my friend who is a bike mechanic is going to help with that.

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