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Old 03-25-11, 06:45 PM
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The bike is a decent candidate for FG/SS but as others have said, don't put too much money into it. You can get a nice set of 700c single speed wheels from Velomine for under a $100. You can also get a set of alloy 27" wheels from them for just over a $100 that comes with a rear hub that will work for singlespeed freewheels. If the brakes don't reach, you can always just buy brakes with a longer reach. Look for used ones, you can get them cheap. I agree with the comment above that the rear brake looks to have plenty of room. The front looks close, but there are tricks to get that last little bit of reach, such as notching/filing the slot that hold the shoe just a little. Don't overdo it obviously.

You can use your existing chain if it is OK, just break it and resize it once you put the SS freewheel on.

The frame paint looks good and the lack of downtube braze-ons is a plus.
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