What to do, what to do?

May 18, 2018
Fayetteville, NC
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I picked up this early 90's Schwinn Impact today. I was originally thinking a Rivendell clone, but the geometry/size is wrong for that.

So I'm thinking about doing a dinglespeed (never done it that's why) on a ?????

Any inspiration out there?
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Oct 15, 2008
Crystal Beach, TX
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I have put single speed kits on my multi speed mountain bikes before. Comes with cogs, tensioner and spacers (for cassette cog sets). I have not done one on free wheel cogs. Works well if you have the strength and stamina for it (I didnt).
Jan 21, 2009
Zambales, Philippines
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Strip everything off except for brakes and go single speed with a free wheel, or remove the brakes too with a coaster hub. Get a nice set of cranks and I would uses thick slicks to help with rolling resistance.

Jun 13, 2019
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I'm probably going to convert this 18" Prairie Breaker II to single speed. Add some aluminum XR50 bars and a layback seatpost.
I wouldn't mind a coaster hub. But that's an additional cost and I don't want to relace the rear wheel.

But I might not do it if I had to use a tensioner.

I got a similar 17" Raleigh M-40 that doesn't have adjustable dropouts and it will get a direct drive 32cc weedeater motor instead. It will reside at work.

Here's my old Schwinn Suburban that I stuck a Nexus 8 wheelset on. Deraileurs were kinda jacked up and I wanted to see how it looked with all that mess removed.
I thought it made the bike look way cleaner.

But it just didn't fit what I wanted. Too tall and bent over.
That hub, along with the Suburban's front sprocket and crank will go on my 26" cruiser/klunker build instead.
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