How to build a low-buck Fixie

Discussion in 'ROAD & TOURING BIKES' started by Multipass, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. eccles

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    i have built a few from bikes i have found along the way

    i run freewheel and a brake on most and a flip flop with fixed on a couple, i like to stop

    heres my budget build road goers

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  2. fastmunny

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    Gave this one the single speed treatment!
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    Left the "dork disk" on until I can figure out how to remove the freewheel without any special tools!
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  3. old school 64

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    Ok..got a probably rookie / newbie question..been working on one of these..and my luck, got a frame with vertical dropouts..but being a welder by trade, that is the easy part..sooooooooo my question to you guru's is : how do you get the "cassette" off the rim to put the new freewheel on ? Been looking at this and thinking maybe it has some type of lockring on the outside ? Need help !! It is an older Mongoose roadbike if that helps..cost was $0 so that works out in my favor.. :D
     
  4. jan

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    There are different ways to do it, I posted a movie of how to do it without having any special tools, and one where you use some tools for that specific purpuse. hope this help. I tried to do it the way with the pipewrench, but it was stuck, so I just wented to my local track-bike shop and had them removing the cassette for me. It took them no time and they did it for free. But I used the method to tighten my singlespeed cog.

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    http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/how-to-info-4-w.asp
     
  5. old school 64

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    Dang..thanks dude..worked like a charm..took quite a bit of "hammer coaxing" but it finally gave up..next is getting the piece under the cassette off ? :x
     
  6. carvingbike

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    Re: Cool...all the rage in Paris

    I've got one of those, it's tricky... :D
    I rarely use the fixed side, It's almost always on the freewheel!
     
  7. Pavement

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    anyone know who makes 27" 1 1/4 White tires?
     
  8. Drummerboy1975

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    Great looking bikes guys. I might have to build me a fixie out of an old Violet Schwinn 10sp!
     
  9. FIXIE BIKE 818

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    how can you turn your crank into single speed :?:
     
  10. roland365

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    either change out the crankset or just keep the chain on one of the chainrings
     
  11. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    Nice looking bike!
     
  12. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    Almost finished! The bike as of this evening:

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    Nice and clean!
     
  13. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

    FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    You should end up with something that looks like this:

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    What was the final cost of the bike? How about a breakdown?
     
  14. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    Most conversions, you end up keeping the small ring which is usually a 40 or a 42 so a 15 or a 16 cog is good.


    I run a 41/16 with 170 cranks and this is a great gear for jamming around town! I live in a town that has moderate hills and lots of flat!
     
  15. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    I know its probably a little late, but DURO makes a 27x1 1/4 white tire! GERRY D. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS.

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  16. FLAT BLACK KUSTOMS

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    I used an older 80's Kline mtn bike frame, The rear hub was narrower than todays standards , in turn makes an older mtn bike frame work fine. They even have more adjustment(slots)on the drop outs. Mine doesnt look bad at all for being a mtn bike frame. It is set up with a 16 tooth freewheel and brakes at the moment because of bad knees!

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  17. scrumblero

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    Just finished this S2c Motobecane.

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