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Originally Posted by RandolphCarter View Post

Fine. I'll toss some parts at this heap and try to get the miles in.

I have a front wheel for this thing (Suntour XC hub, hard anodized 700C 36h rim) but the matching rear wheel had a rather fateful moment where the tabs on the hub that socketed into the cassette body decided to violently secede from the rest of the hub.

No biggie, I'll just grab a 700C wheel with a solid axle freewheel hub out of the parts pile.

I must have one here someplace...

(Narrator: he doesn't.)

Ok, I have several freewheel hubs to pick from, I must have a 700C rim i can lace it to..

(Narrator: the inventory in his head is nowhere near accurate. Look upon the multitude of 20" and 24" rims, without a 700C in sight)

the first thing I saw when I opened Facebook later that day? A Marketplace listing for a fixie wheelset.

Also included tubes and tires!

And I didn't have to lace up a wheel!

Easily the best $25 I've spent this month.

Now I just need to replace the axle on the rear hub and add enough spacers to get it to fit in the frame. The frame is 135mm spacing and the hub looks like there's 5mm on either side.

Here's the list of everything so far:

Raleigh Eclipse frame and forks. Came with front derailleur, cranks, pedals, and brakeset. I'm keeping the pedals and brakes. I picked this off a trash pile years ago, say $20 for fair market value.

Freewheel/fixed gear 700C wheelset, tubes, and tires. $25

Tony Hawk Huckjam BMX stem. Parts bin, say $5

Random unbranded BMX bars, grips, and brake levers. Parts bin, say $15. The grips appear to be unused. How did I manage that?

Random unbranded alloy seat post clamp, steel straight post, seat holding clamp, and seat. Parts bin, say $10

Parts bin used chain and used brake cables, say $5

Add that up and it brings me to $80. i still need to figure out the cranks/chainring/bottom bracket.
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