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    Drinking the Slick_Juice
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    Idea! Fixed Cruiser Idea

    I have been thinking of converting my old cruiser to a fixed set up . here is what I got to work with :

    Schwinn mesa runner frame and fork



    QR front wheel



    Old bottom bracket



    Untrue rear wheel



    Sweet cruiser bars



    Big spring seat




    Sakae cranks 48 tooth chain ring



    kick stand(yea its lame)



    U brakes (front and rear with levers)

    And a set of old tires.


    Tomorrow I am going to the LBS to get the rear wheel trued and fixed. I had a free wheel on it before but it wasn't engagement friendly, I also want to see what all the hype is about .I am pretty sure that if I do do this I will fall....a lot.

    id like to know what you guys think about my little idea .

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    Seems like a good idea to me... otherwise you could get a cruiser read hub and have foot brakes. That is what I'm doing with mine but it also came with one so I'm leaiving it original. Any excuse to spruce up an old bike is a good one.

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    Don't forget the toe clips! Clipless would be much better, but that would seem really out of place on a cruiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Don't forget the toe clips! Clipless would be much better, but that would seem really out of place on a cruiser
    I have a set of those on my mountain bike, ill be sure to install those.
    I am thinking if I don't keep it fixed id get a coaster brake hub
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    Just do it. I have power straps on my fixed gear townie/cruiser, better than toe clips for that duty IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    brought to you buy your friendly neighbour hood Nuck

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    some of the only things i need to do is buy a fixed cog and lockring and true the rear wheel, besides buying a new brake cable
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    Ditch the saddle. Fixed, and that saddle? It is to laugh...otherwise, great idea.

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    well you know how fixies love to be ironic, if i ditch the saddle id have to get new clamp hardware and thats just a pain, might just get a coaster brake hub or a better freewheel
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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