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Project "leftovers"

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:00 pm

http://savannah.craigslist.org/bop/5040365169.html

Getting this bike when I get back from work. But it's a tad too big.

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That makes it a 58cm bike. Bigger than the denali pro. It's just getting all the leftovers, though. Someone might get some real use out of it. And, I'll have a single speed crank left over from that.
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby wa_desert_rat » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:20 am

A double-butted frame from Schwinn!!! Great find. Those were terrific bikes back in the day. Only ten-speeds but that works fine. Keep us posted on the project!!!
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby Falkon45 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:36 am

I will. It might get painted, and the Schwinn decals I had for the aluminum comp. It will be converted to 2x8 with STI shifters from the denali pro. It will also get the 700c Wheelset from the denali pro. Will need some new brakes. Trying to decide if I want to put the SRAM crankset on it, or use the original denali pro crankset with the FSA seal cartridge bottom bracket on it.
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby junkyarddog » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:45 pm

looks like a fun project
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:02 am

So, got the frame for $20. Cool guy. He's a police officer who rides and works on bikes on the side. Learned a lot from him. Note, I can go either way with this bike. Gears or single speed. Not sure. Either way, I just need to buy some brakes and I'm done. Lol. Pics later today.
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:30 am

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So, the bike is a Schwinn LeTour. Probably an 88 judging from the decals and down tube shifters.

So, use all the leftover stuff from the denali, or go single speed or fixie with it?
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby junkyarddog » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:36 am

if the denali is multi speed, I would personally do a single speed with a coaster brake..... basicly a wanna be fixie
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:12 pm

Although I'm not against coaster brakes, I don't want to buy a new hub to do it. I did just buy some brakes, and I need a seat post. It's 26.0 or 26.7 mm. People have used both.
I'm spending too much on this bike already. $46 including the price of the bike.
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby junkyarddog » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:53 pm

I hear ya on that.... use what you have...... I have put about $75 or so into my varsity so far...... just want to get the wheels trued on it....it does have a totally wrong rear brake, its a front center pull brake instead of a side pull thats supposed to be on there.... its a weinman brake and it matches the patina of the bike.... new brakes would ruin the look even though it looks a little ghetto with spacers on the other side of the frame to make it work
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Re: Project "leftovers"

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:30 am

So, after getting the eight speed stuff on, I found out that I can't get the rear wheel to sit correctly for the brakes to work. One lock nut for the cone nut is bigger than the other. To get the wheel to sit center, I have to swap the big nut to the left side of the wheel. But, to keep the freewheel from hitting the frame, I have to have the big nut on the right side of the wheel. That off centers the wheel, and the 700c brakes don't like that at all. Lol. Took it all apart, pulled out the sealed bottom bracket, and installed the denali pro original bottom bracket, put on the single speed crank and freewheel, and bought a new chain. Using my short drop stem, and the denali pro ergo bars. Now need brake levers and seat post. Bike is about wrapped up. A lot lighter than I thought it would be. Using an odd mix of parts to get the bike to fit me, as it's larger than what I need (so is the denali).

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