Poor man's singlespeed.

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  1. Grant

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    I bought this Schwinn le tour that has been painted silver. I got it for $17.50 at the bike co op. They didn't know what bike it was, so they just called it "silver road bike". I found out that all the components are Schwinn. I did some research, and I found out that this bike is a Schwinn le tour. I took it apart and did a poor man's singlespeed conversion on it. The bike works out great with a smooth, quiet drivetrain. All I need for it to be finished is a seatpost and a front wheel truing.
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    The back wheel was a 700c wheel, and it is really high end. So, I decided to install a 700c front wheel as well.
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    The bike is too big! I got this Schwinn Sprint for $17.5.
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    I will be using the le tour parts.
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    Here is the bike mostly finished.
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    Here is the Schwinn Sprint with my 1981 Schwinn World Sport fixie, and my 1986 Miyata 610 singlespeed.
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    Poor man's singlespeed v2 is here. It is another faux fixie.
     
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    That is a beautiful bike, nice save and upgrade.
     
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    I made the bike into a singlespeed gravel style bike for riding on the dirt roads. I put mountain bike pedals on it. I will build another one for long road only rides soon. The Schwinn Sprint's crank came loose on my first actual ride. The crank and the bottom bracket are rounded out and need to be replaced.
     
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    I am planning to build my road only singlespeed from this Hatcher Cycles 10 speed.
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    The Hatcher Cycles will have a separate thread.
     
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    Here is the bike now. It is quite a fun bike to offroad.
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    I installed mountain bike pedals.
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    I installed a smaller chainring for going over hills and rough terrain.
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    I installed some proper singlespeed chainring bolts.
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    I replaced the track jaguar stem with a short and tall mountain bike stem.
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    Here is the handlebar tape that I will be using. Redneck bar tape.
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