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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-17-12, 09:19 PM   #1
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First Fixed Gear Build

Hey guys,

So after taking my friend's fixed gear bike out for a few rides I have decided to start a project and build my own. I have acquired my dad's old lugged steel frame road bike (Schwinn...something). To may dismay, though, it is quite rusted. Most everything is pretty much unsalvageable except for the frame and maybe stem/handlebars - which is okay since I only really want it for the frame.

Anyways.... my question goes out to anyone that has experience building bikes from old frames because I need help removing rust/painting. From what I can see from a basic inspection it is just surface rust and the frame should be okay. What is the best way to remove rust and paint/restore the frame?

Any insight on this or tips for the build in general are greatly appreciated!


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Old 12-17-12, 09:27 PM   #2
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Take it to someone who powder coats. They can media blast it for probably 30 bucks.
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