Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Help me with 2 conversions please.

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Help me with 2 conversions please.

Old 12-12-14, 05:15 PM
  #26  
Johnny Mullet
That Huffy Guy
Thread Starter
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: Old School Huffy Bikes

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have/had several road bikes including 2 Fuji road bikes, a Panasonic DX4000, a Panasonic Sport 1000, and older Trek 1220, and a few cheapos like a Ross and a Sears. I cannot ride these bikes! The frame geometry is not comfortable and my hands, wrists, shoulder, and back hurt when riding any of them for more than 10 miles. I can jump on this Huffy conversion and ride for hours. I actually feel like I am riding my cozy mountain bikes unless I am in the drops for a long time.

I sold all my road bikes except the Ace and instead of it sitting and collecting dust, I can use the components for something cool. This Huffy is going to be my commuter this spring. It's perfect!
Johnny Mullet is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 06:03 PM
  #27  
arex
Abuse Magnet
 
arex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,649

Bikes: '91 Mtn Tek Vertical, '74 Raleigh Sports, '72 Raleigh Twenty, '84 Univega Gran Turismo, '09 Surly Karate Monkey

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
I understand fully how you can get attached to a bike that might otherwise be undesirable. I've upgraded my old Mtn Tek (a Taiwan-made bike made for and sold by Pederson Sports), and I'll probably keep the damn thing forever.

Godspeed on your quest for perfection.
arex is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 06:04 PM
  #28  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,060

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 420 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5397 Post(s)
Liked 97 Times in 73 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'd go whole hog and get brifters, road cranks and road front derailleur.
I have the same impulse. This bike will win a contest, if we could just invent the right one for it.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 07:55 PM
  #29  
Johnny Mullet
That Huffy Guy
Thread Starter
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: Old School Huffy Bikes

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a set of thumb shifters, but I think the stem shifters will work for this build. I do not like bar end shifters. Just don't know why, but don't like the looks of them.

As soon as I get my Truvative bottom bracket adaptor, this will be the next swap and also the front Blaze derailleur.............



I also want to swap the rear derailleur, but don't think it's gonna work with the mounts................



Johnny Mullet is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 08:00 PM
  #30  
Johnny Mullet
That Huffy Guy
Thread Starter
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: Old School Huffy Bikes

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have more fun riding this bike..........



Than the bike I stole the components from..........

Johnny Mullet is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 08:02 PM
  #31  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Valley of the Sun.
Posts: 32,453

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3912 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 46 Posts
They make things for that.

Sunrace Index Hanger Plate With Nut and Bolt, Shimano Compatible

Don't worry about the Shimano compatible part, it's also Suntour compatible.

Man, that poor ol' Fuji

Looks more like a 54 to me.

Edit: I guess it could be 56, looks like it has a kinda tall fork.

Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 12-12-14 at 08:06 PM.
LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 08:23 PM
  #32  
Johnny Mullet
That Huffy Guy
Thread Starter
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: Old School Huffy Bikes

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the tip! Never knew those existed.

Don't worry about the Fuji. I will hang on to it and maybe down the road as I keep losing weight I will build it up with really good components. The frame and paint on this Fuji is in really good condition.............

Johnny Mullet is offline  
Old 12-12-14, 10:58 PM
  #33  
Jax Rhapsody
Rhapsodic Laviathan
 
Jax Rhapsody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 582

Bikes: Rideable; 83 Schwinn High Sierra. Two cruiser, bmx bike, one other mtb, three road frames, one citybike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I think we have a grey one of those at the co-op, the co-owner id making a flat bar road bike out of it. Actually, lol, it'd a fuji... nevermind.
Jax Rhapsody is offline  
Old 12-13-14, 11:58 AM
  #34  
jjvw
MFA
 
jjvw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,186

Bikes: 1973 Italvega Nouvo Record; 1965 Hercules; 1982-83 Schwinn Mystery MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
The OD of his fork steerer is 25.4mm, the same as a fork with a 22.2mm ID. The threads are the same as well (TPI and depth). He can use an adjustable reamer to safely remove a small amount of material from the ID of the steerer, and the result will be identical to a common 1 inch threaded fork.


I recently spent a HUGE amount of time trying to source a (new) 21.1 quil stem. The options are very limited and generally low quality. The best one I found is not anodized and seems to be made of "less" than 6061.
Since you pulled my quote from a different thread and from a long time ago, I will report that the fork I had reamed out almost 8 years ago is doing just fine. The bike shop that did the work has since closed its doors, sadly.

I would only go through the trouble for a special frame and for a unique build.

Last edited by jjvw; 12-13-14 at 12:01 PM.
jjvw is offline  
Old 12-13-14, 04:39 PM
  #35  
Johnny Mullet
That Huffy Guy
Thread Starter
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: Old School Huffy Bikes

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got my Suntour stem shifters, cables, and housings today. I could not get the bottom bracket adaptor at local bike shops so I am gonna order one online. For now I am gonna get some gears since it will be warm the next couple days and keep the Ashtabula crank (triple chainring) and the Shimano indexing installed.
Johnny Mullet is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
gsa103
Bicycle Mechanics
6
09-22-16 07:06 AM
MDfive21
Classic & Vintage
1
08-10-11 12:32 PM
ScottNotBombs
Great Lakes
0
12-15-09 02:50 PM
BeantownFixed
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
0
12-31-06 05:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.