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Old 10-25-10, 01:33 PM
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Made a single speed out of old parts and frame

So i took my walmart schwinn varsity and made it into a single speed.I bought bar tape,and a 16 t freewheel,the rest was cobbled together,for fun.
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So i used and ancient shimano crankset,but i'm only using the inner chainring,also an old shimano tourney derailleur as a chain tensioner,by setting the limit screw the keep it under the SS freewheel($9) and the bars were old road bars i cut and made the bull horns,and used some old brake levers,bought bar tape ($9) so it cost me $18 to make my cruiser.
It rides nice,38/16 gearing is easy enough,and it was fun to make.
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Looks to be a fun project. Not a bad thing to do with a Varsity.
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Pretty cool! I'll have to look ito somthing like that someday. Although I'm not crazy about single speed, I need all the help I can get!
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It was just sitting in the garage so now i'm riding it for blockbuster and store runs.
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Looks very good! Rain bike?



*Oh wait...I didn't just say that, did I?
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Naah--too clean to be a rain bike. Good work!
Only married guys need to rationalize projects like this. The real reason we do it is it's fun to create!
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
Naah--too clean to be a rain bike. Good work!
Only married guys need to rationalize projects like this. The real reason we do it is it's fun to create!
Your right,my wife is pretty easy going with my creatives,since she knew i was and artist/art school drop out/musician before hand,but yeah i love to build things that are useful.Thanks guys,i figured I'd get slammed on the ugly tourney tensioner(side note on that is, i actually mounted it on the inside of the hanger to get it closer the the freewheel,forgot to mention that) Anyway it's alot of fun to ride.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
Naah--too clean to be a rain bike. Good work!
Only married guys need to rationalize projects like this. The real reason we do it is it's fun to create!


OK then, I guess that means he'll have to build another bike!
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