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Old 04-06-13, 02:36 PM
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A Classic Rebuilt? Or a New Skool Revamp?

i have a rebuild on the go of a 70s empire...been working on it all winter and kinda came to a halt when hobby dollars dried up.
times are gettn a little better again and i wanna get the ball rolling but now my original restore plan has begun to mutate in my head and im wondering if the new direction is maybe the better way to go.
the original setup is a cottered nervar crank on cup and spindle bb, shimano thunderbird fd, shimano eagle(v1) rd 2x5 downtube friction shifting. quill stem, the whole shebang. got her repainted and the part cleaned up.

but this winter i also redid my mtb, which left me with some spare parts, most importantly a sealed bearing square taper bb that fits perfectly (i installed it for fun to see if it did). i was thinking of maybe of this http://www.jensonusa.com/Cranksets/R...3-PIECE-Cranks in white. this way i can eliminate some clutter avoid the possibility of scratching up the new paint setting up the fd. i still want to run the eagle and 5speed in the back and just switch to a thumbie up front. also maybe go to a threadless quill adapter to update the cockpit....

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DOOOOOOOOOOOO......
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Old 04-06-13, 02:55 PM
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Whichever way you choose, nobody else is ever going to love that bike as much as you. The only purpose that bike has is to make one individual person happy. Make sure that it does that.

I know for sure that there are people who will say the only proper thing to do is to make the bike as original as possible. Conversely, I've always been a resto-mod kind of guy. Either way, the bike is never going to have a significant resale value so don't let that sway your decision. Honestly, I think that the only way you can screw it up is to take a vote instead of doing whatever's in your heart.

Still can't decide - try this trick. Flip a coin. If the result doesn't make you smile, do the opposite.
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Old 04-06-13, 03:16 PM
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I know I know, its all up to me but its just been picking my brain so felt I'd atleast throw out the discussion.
I'm def not worried about resale tho. Tis bike is mine n imma keep her after all this darn effort lol.
The simplicity of the sealed bb vs the cup and spindle is almost enough to sway me tho....not 100% sold on a quill adapter yet tho
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One of the nice things about a project like this is you don't have to do it all at one time.
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Unless you are having serious problems finding a quill with the right reach to fit you; I don't see much benefit to using a threadless adaptor. So put that option off for now.

while your spare bottom bracket has the right shell width and threading to fit; cranksets have widely varying requriements for spindle length. Keep in mind that you'll probably need a different length BB for whatever crankset you end up getting.
still, since cottered cranks suck this is probably a worthwhile upgrade.
I'd do this one first myself, since its the most involved, and its a barrier to any other additions.
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