Monthly Archives: August 2013

Led 3-speeds!


Pair of 1974 Raleigh Sports.

Observe the overwhelming beauty of led-lit English 3-speeds at dusk! More photos after the jump.
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Finished bike project!


1989 Schwinn

1989 Schwinn World Sport Single-Speed Project



I finally finished up a bike project that started last summer. It’s a 1989 Schwinn World 10-speed that I converted to a one-speed fixed/free. Barring a magical bicycle benefactor appearing, I’m calling it complete. It weighs in at approximately 25 lbs. as shown. More photos are below the break.

Here’s what I did with it:

  • Completely disassembled, cleaned, greased, and waxed.
  • 700c Retrospec single-speed flip-flop hub wheelset.
  • Vintage Shimano wing nuts on front wheel.
  • Shimano UN55 107mm sealed bottom bracket.
  • 46-tooth white no-name alloy crankset.
  • All City white track pedals.
  • White and chrome KMC chain.
  • Antique 1950′s chrome chainguard salvaged from a sad Hawthorne-Hercules 3-speed.
  • Dimension Cork grips that I cut down.
  • Velo-Orange Montmartre Handlebars – I like these better than expected.
  • Velo-Orange City brake levers.
  • White water bottle cage (no-name).
  • No-name, Planet-Bike-clone rear light.
  • Saddle is one that I’ve owned for years that has red and black on it. :)

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