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02-02-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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02-02-19, 02:22 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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02-02-19, 02:21 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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02-02-19, 02:20 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Last week I finally got fed up with trying to...

Last week I finally got fed up with trying to figure this out on my own, so I handed it off to Wright Bros. here in Seattle that is owned by an older guy who still rides fixed. He is one of those...
12-27-18, 11:43 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Yep, definitely feels and looks that way. Ohh...

Yep, definitely feels and looks that way. Ohh well, it was worth a shot.
12-26-18, 08:24 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

I happened to be driving by Performance Bike...

I happened to be driving by Performance Bike today and remembered that they are going out of business and everything was cheap. So I stopped in and found a Shimano UN-55 to test out for only $13. It...
12-23-18, 08:07 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Yeah, I know they have the same taper and will...

Yeah, I know they have the same taper and will work if you don't gorilla torque the crank down, but I'd just rather not push it. There's time, it's not exactly great riding weather this time of year...
12-23-18, 10:40 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Ok, Iíll see if my LBS will let me try out a...

Ok, Iíll see if my LBS will let me try out a generic BB with a 112ish spindle and see where the chainring lands... after the holidays ;) Thanks seamuis!
12-22-18, 11:43 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

I can't mock it up. The BB is JIS, the Super...

I can't mock it up. The BB is JIS, the Super Mighty cranks are ISO. If I tried to bolt it up it would ruin the crank (and supposedly stick out 4.5mm from where the last crank sat). I did try, I gave...
12-22-18, 07:38 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

That is helpful, thank you! And yes, I am...

That is helpful, thank you!
And yes, I am overly concerned about aesthetics.

I've researched the Super Mighty crankset and I'm 99% sure it is ISO taper, not JIS like I had with the Super Maxy...
12-21-18, 02:31 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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Thank you for the condolences.

So I was looking...
12-20-18, 02:04 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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12-20-18, 02:02 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Apologies for forgetting this thread, my father...

Apologies for forgetting this thread, my father passed away a couple months ago and my head is still pretty messed up from that. I haven't even been on my bike since then and that is making me feel...
10-07-18, 08:57 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Thanks for the kind words! I know itís not...

Thanks for the kind words! I know itís not everyoneís first choice, but I have a problem when it comes to old original paint black Schwinn's ;)

My Compass tires arrived, still waiting on the...
10-06-18, 11:18 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

To tell you the truth, I haven't even tried it...

To tell you the truth, I haven't even tried it without the tensioners. This fixed gear is the third forward dropout/mulit speed bike that I've converted to single speed, the others both needed the...
10-05-18, 06:15 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

I also value long term reliability over...

I also value long term reliability over lightness, Iím hoping to find the best balance of both.

The Tuggnuts (actually Hurdy Gurdyís) keep the wheel in place and allow me the fine adjustment that...
10-05-18, 05:52 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Yeah, right after I reassembled it I realized...

Yeah, right after I reassembled it I realized that I probably measured it wrong by including the length of the threads. Iíll try to get back in there this weekend and measure it properly.

Is this...
10-05-18, 10:35 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

I'm chill. It is my first fixed conversion, not...

I'm chill. It is my first fixed conversion, not my first fixed gear bike. I like older stuff, so this is what I chose to build. I'm fully aware of the negatives of a build like this, but I'm trying...
10-05-18, 12:20 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Whoís worried? I want the best I can get... or...

Whoís worried? I want the best I can get... or rather, afford. WTF is wrong with that?
10-05-18, 12:18 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Actual helpful information! Thanks a lot! ...

Actual helpful information! Thanks a lot!

New tires were ordered this afternoon. Almost 100g lighter, each.
10-04-18, 12:49 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Yep, what's your point? I think I've ran out of...

Yep, what's your point? I think I've ran out of places to cut weight that won't drastically alter the aesthetics. I need a new BB anyway, so why not go light(er)?

Since that photo I've also...
10-04-18, 12:34 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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As originally purchased.
10-04-18, 12:33 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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First stage of the build.
10-04-18, 12:31 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

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10-04-18, 11:53 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Should I do a measurement without the threaded...

Should I do a measurement without the threaded portion? Thinking back now, most of the spindles I've seen use bolts.

Getting off topic here but... I also just noticed a big chunk missing from my...
10-04-18, 11:39 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

I just measured my spindle. I got roughly 147.3mm...

I just measured my spindle. I got roughly 147.3mm measuring end to end. My axle has male threads though with nuts, not bolts. So if that sounds long, thatís why.
10-04-18, 11:36 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

I have... I know they are far superior from an...

I have... I know they are far superior from an engineering standpoint, but the look is still far too modern compared to what I have now. Iíd also have to go to a 130bdc because I canít get a small...
10-03-18, 01:21 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

The BB shell is 68mm. I assume the spindle taper...

The BB shell is 68mm. I assume the spindle taper is JIS since the cranks are Japanese made Sugino Super Maxy from the early 80ís but that is just a guess on my part (Iím obviously a bit out of my...
10-03-18, 09:37 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Having the pennies for a complete bike upgrade...

Having the pennies for a complete bike upgrade isn't the issue. The issue is that I really love this bike :) That being said I have no qualms about spending the money for an overkill BB.

I...
10-02-18, 11:50 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Lightweight Square Taper BB

The old loose ball bearing BB in my fixed conversion has had enough abuse so I'm looking to replace it with something higher quality and lighter weight (Sugino Super Maxy cranks). It's a 1981 Schwinn...
04-27-18, 02:59 PM
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Posted By 1speed4me

A good friend of mine in Belgium found a pair for...

A good friend of mine in Belgium found a pair for me on French ebay, so they will be with me shortly :)

Back to your regularly scheduled thread ;)
04-25-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By 1speed4me

I understand the rarity of such wheels on this...

I understand the rarity of such wheels on this side of the Atlantic (that's why I asked here, it seems like if they are to be found they will be found here), but for me it is an important and...
04-24-18, 08:40 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

No worries, I didn't take it that way. I'd...

No worries, I didn't take it that way.

I'd love to start a thread but working full time and going to school full time leaves me little time to spare to start a thread worthy of this forum. I feel...
04-22-18, 08:15 AM
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Posted By 1speed4me

Interesting bike, made any more progress with it?...

Interesting bike, made any more progress with it?

I just now joined this site after this thread popped up on a google search for "French 650b". I'm currently building/acquiring parts for a bike...
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