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Old 04-28-07, 09:39 PM
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Singlespeed project (painting frame and stuff, check it out)

Little background info -

First bike I got was the blue Schwinn. It has a 17" frame and is WAY too small for me (I am 6'3 and 230 lbs). When I got it, it needed some work, so I wrenched on it and got it riding good. I've been riding the hell out of this thing for the past 2 months or so. Then, about 2 weeks ago, I get this Tunturi Hybrid. The chain was way stretched, and the cassette slightly worn. This bike is mega old, but very nice. The frame is huge, fits me VERY well, and is light. The main triangle and fork are cromoly, and it has nice long horizontal dropouts. So I start to think to myself, singlespeed. I take off the derailleurs and and just run it big chainring/small cog in rear. Was a 48/19 gearing. Rode this for awhile, and have all kinds of fun. Eventually the chainring bends and it keeps dropping the chain. I get it bent back into shape and riding again. All is well until I break the bottom bracket spindle. This puts the bike out of comission. While its out, I ride the Schwinn. After switching from the larger frame to this tiny Schwinn, the difference is unbearable. I decide to paint the tunturi frame, swap the parts from the schwinn (brakes, cranks, wheels), and be off. Here are the pics from the progress.



Here is the Tunturi in its former ridable style. The Schwinn donor is in the background.



'nother shot of the Tunturi.



Here is the Schwinn donor. Has SR (Sakae Ringyo) crankset, Acera derailleurs, and nice wheels/hubs.



'nother shot of the Schwinn



The painted Tunturi frame. Still needs a little wet sanding and another coat, but not bad for $9 worth of spraypaint.



Back shot of the Tunturi frame.



At first I was going to paint the whole frame orange, but when I saw the black stripe down the middle I decided it looked pretty cool and kept it.



Flash to show off a little gloss.


I'll be completing the bike tomorrow, and will post follow-up pics. Hopefully (if I can get some crank bolts), I'll be riding it tomorrow. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-29-07, 05:22 AM
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Projects like that are fun. I've got a steel frame out back I've been meaning to build up. I just may start on it.
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Old 04-29-07, 09:08 AM
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Sweet little project there! ThanX for posting the pix. You may have motivated me to do a very similar project of my own!


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Old 04-29-07, 09:24 AM
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cool stuff...i've actually got a painting project going on now too...

check it out

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=286107
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Old 04-29-07, 06:23 PM
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Here she is







Any and all comments welcome
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Old 04-29-07, 10:11 PM
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chain. loose. need. half. links.
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Old 04-29-07, 10:29 PM
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hmm, might just do that with this bike of mine... always wanted to try a singlespeed/spraypainting
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nice project and nice pics, thanks
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what was the process you went through after you completely stripped the bike of its parts, to begin painting? howd you get it stripped?
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
chain. loose. need. half. links.
not with those dropouts he doesn't.
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