Hi everyone, I'm looking for some help in a rebuild. A friend of mine was going to throw away an old (I estimate late 80's, early 90's) Huffy Grand Tour - being a bike lover I rescued it from the local scrappers and would like to convert it to a single speed commuter. The frame is in great shape, barely a scratch on it, wiped off some dust and dirt and it still has a nice shine.
This will be my first major bike project, having only done minor repairs and upgrades to previous bikes. I managed to strip all the parts off and I am now looking at a bare frame. The biggest upgrades I would like are, if possible, to go from a one-piece crankset to a three piece. I also want to go from a 1" threaded to 1" or 1-1/8" threadless for the fork.
Question, is this possible? I found this conversion kit for the BB:
Has anyone tried this before? I don't know if it will work or fall apart after two rides. I'd like to get a nice singlespeed crankset on it and would like to stay away from the heavy, outdated one-piece systems.
As for the fork, I'd like to keep it rigid. I stuck an old 1-1/8 tube in there and it fit fine, but I'm not sure of any other compatibility issues. Anyone know anything I don't?
I appreciate any help or suggestions, thanks! I'm really looking forward to this project and getting onto a singlespeed.
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