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21" Schwinn Varsity FG Project

Old 09-30-11, 10:08 PM
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21" Schwinn Varsity FG Project

I need help with a fixie project. I need a way to remove a FF (front freewheel) system and can you guys help me?
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If you're thinking of converting the crank to a non-freewheeling system, you can't. However, you can remove the cranks the same way as normal ashtabula 1-piece cranks by unscrewing the locknut on the left side. You can buy a bottom bracket adapter for use with a 3-piece crank.
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What he said. Tejano, where ya been man?
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What he said. Tejano, where ya been man?
Been spending time on some nerd and adult forums, but thanks for missing me.
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Old 10-05-11, 09:50 PM
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Would this be an idea on what I need to buy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAwJfpJ2Gr0
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Nope. This >>> https://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1335

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Thanks man! Helped me so far!
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I wouldn't stick $24.95 + crankset + wheelset into a Varsity... Your money is better spend elsewhere. But it can certainly be done.
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There's no reason you can't use a plain one piece crank. You can get a wide range of chaingrings thanks to their use in BMX, but AFAIK you can't get clipless pedals that will fit. (1/2" instead of the usual 9/16")

The nut and cone holding your OPC is reverse threaded: You'll want to turn them to the right to loosen them.
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I'll just look all over craigslist because I have $250 to spend.
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Also, could I fit in a 3 piece alloy BMX crankset?
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