I want to do a spider and chainring like it's 1985! My build last year used one, and I don't want to take that bike apart for this one; I have plans for it.
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I don't know where I got that one, but I'm sure it was free or cheap. I'm kicking myself because I know I've seen spiders like that for sale at swaps for 5 or 10 bucks, like recently even, but everything I see online now is closer to 25 or 30. Keeping my eyes open.
I am also considering an old-school option: in the early days of BMX, didn't they sometimes use the cranks and inner 39t sprocket off a Varsity? I have a Varsity junker in the shed that is looking more and more like a parts bike. Pic stolen off Fleabay, but this is the sprocket I'm talking about:
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Chain guard is going, just haven't unbolted it yet. I have a seat and seatpost on the way.
Also, a friend who I have been asking about stuff for this project just told me today about a set of new black 26" BMX rims (FitBikeCo.) that he can get for $100 plus shipping. Too late for this build, as I got shipping confirmation today that the silver rims I ordered have shipped, but now I am having visions of the black rims on my yellow Speedster frame...
(someone stop me before I buy more bike parts)