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    My first ghetto single speed!

    Hello all! I recently decided I needed a commuter bike to ride around campus. So, what better way then to fix up an old bike I had laying around? After going back home I found an old Yokota Tuolumne my dad had laying around. After two weeks of waiting for parts I came up with this, picture below. I know its pretty "ghetto", but I only spent 70 dollars on it so I'm happy Oh and if you have any suggestions I am all ears

    P.S. picture was taken in my dorm... so sorry about the mess
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    Nice!

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    Cool! What kind of parts do you have there?

    That saddle angle looks a bit uncomfortable though. And i would be real nervous about running only a front brake.

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    Cool bike. I'd trim some of the cable/housing though.

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    Ain't nothing wrong with that...good job! Nice price!

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    Frame: Yokota Tuolumne (Free)
    Handle Bar: Sette Vector (10)
    Saddle: Origin 8 (10)
    Pedals: Idk (Free)
    Brake: Idk (Free)
    Brake Lever: Forte (10)
    Cassette: Forte Single Speed Conversion (20)
    Crankset: Sunlite Single Speed 44T(15)
    Wheelset: WTB Dual Duty (Free)

    I have since corrected my seat lol

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    Nicely done. Personally, I wouldn't change a thing. Ride it and enjoy.

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    Sweet! I love seeing a good old bike getting a new life. If it was mine, I'd put V-brakes on it. Also, it looks like it may have semi horizontal dropouts, eliminating the need for the tensioner. Good job.

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    Mess? All I see is a chair and crumpled up piece of paper. You filthy animal! Free parts are great by the way.
    Mary ss shenanigans

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    I painted the frame and fork and added a rack. I have about 60 miles in it so far and I have to say for a 15 dollar crank it performs really well!
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    looking good.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Looks sweet in white! I second the removal of the tensioner since you have horizontal dropouts. You might want to convert it to a fixie too for some real street cred!

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    Nice looking bike for the price...it's all good for the inexpensive price. I picked up a nice Trek 820 for 15 bucks and converted it to a single speed for another $70. Got me around town (until someone ripped it off!)

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    one more for losing the tensioner if you do indeed have semi horizontal dropouts.

    also shorten that cable before it grabs something and sends you otb. lol

    and def level your rack.

    full coverage fenders????

    sexy commuter for under $100.
    personally I think no commuter should be worth more that $100 because of risk of theft and fact that it will get weathered and beat quickly. hot bikes are the first ones in the rack to get locks cut off.

    love what you are doing. you should make your next project a single speed trail bike and really have some fun.
    no chain no gain.

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