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    ... and if we just ... new toy....now what?

    I finally ran across a cheap bike, I think it is a 1995 M300 C-dale.

    I have been wanting to do a semi-thrifty single speed.

    How would you build it?

    What would you buy for it? (be thrify...cheap)








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    i would replace the junk cranks with anything other than that.

    stem, bars and kickstand can go to the garbage too, replace it with a stem adapter and put a decent stem on it. i'll keep the fork.

    since i ditched the stem, the canti's will be useless. go v-brakes.

    saddle is personal like underwear, i don't keep used saddles.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    ok...we are off and runing.

    feel free to throw around brand names.

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    smell the saddle...
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    I'd chunk everything and start from the bare frame. I don't see much (if anything) worth keeping.

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    i figured the wheels would have to be the first to go! where to get a set of cheep wheels?

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    I am new to biking...stem adapter...what is it and get it from where?

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    A stem adapter fits in the head tube and converts it to "modern" 1 1/8" width. Then you have your choice of stem length and handle bar width.

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    ohh I got it.

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    down to the frame and slowly building it back up

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    I'd keep the stem and cantis and then I would get an one one midge bar and some regular aero road brake levers and have it as a retro monster-crosser...

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