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Old 06-24-05, 09:00 AM
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Schwinn Speedster

I have a '73 Speedster 3-speed. I am contemplating turning this into a SS/Fixed w/ a FF hub. I see only one thread here wheres someone had considered turning this frame into a SS/Fixed. I am leaning to a more laid back bike with bigger tires and mustache bars. Does anyone see anything wrong with the platform i'm using?
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Old 06-24-05, 10:31 AM
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The reason I decided to use this platform is I already have it and the $35.00 '84 Nishiki I had found on Craigslist was gone before I left work.
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Nothing wrong at all, as long as you'll be happy riding it. i think laid back fixed gear bikes are super cool. check out the fixed gear gallery to see some examples...

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i assume that this bike has a single piece crank. while there is nothing wrong with this, it is hard to find a good replacement chain ring (if that's what its called on thse bikes).

i rode a bike with one of these as a single speed, a fixie and, now, with a coaster brake so its doable and as long as its not your get-somewhere-in-a-hurry bike, you should be fine.
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Old 06-24-05, 01:03 PM
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I know I'm giving up alot to weight.

I need to hit the vintage forum to find the specs on the head tube and bottom bracket.
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