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    1993ish GT outpost

    Found a GT frame for $20 over the summer and couldn't resist. Had enough parts on hand to get it close to ridable as a rigid single speed. Picked up some new brakes and a chain tensioner, and modified an older one-piece crank/crankarm (from another GT, actually) using a dremel tool to make it have a single chainring with a guard. Currently using a spare rear wheel with an 8-speed cassette and just letting the chain stay on one specific cog. I've been using it as my school and commuter bike for a couple of months. It's a long-term project, but I eventually want to repaint the frame and work my way through upgrades. New wheelset and an actual single-speed set up instead of my jimmy-rigged mess. Then on to the handlebar, saddle, seatpost, etc.
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    illuminaughty
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    Good for you saving an old bike..you probably won't get much love here as it's a mid/lower end bike, theres a ton of em out there and the group here is into the more unique rides. But ride it and be happy.
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    Looks like a lot of fun for $20. Thanks for posting.

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    Schipperkes are cool.
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    What 'single speed' do you ride at?
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Looks cool and it's good to see it saved. I'd go 1x8, personally, but to each his own...

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    I've got it on 32X16 right now...works well for me. I like the idea of an eight gear--hadn't occurred to me but I think I'll keep it in mind.

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