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1965 Schwinn Racer - Got this bike from Freecycle.org Hey, that's a pun. Free-cycle, get it? Tried to make things work with original parts but it was a tank. I must admit though, I was quite fond of the Bendix 2-speed kickback hub (when it worked properly). Anyway, I stripped off the fenders and original hoops and slapped on some 27" alloy wheels from another free-cycle. I didn't even have to redish the wheel after threading on a 20 tooth BMX freewheel. Some parts bin brakes and Lee Chi BMX levers finish off this retro single speeder. I may even get this frame powder-coated someday.
I particularly like the photo below. Notice neighbor's dog taking a s#it in the background.
98 Bianchi B@SS - Pro-deal from my brief stint working at Bikes USA. Single speed bliss. The fastest off-road bike of the lot. 97 Bomber Z5 Air is set to 40psi to keep it rigid. XT V brakes and levers, RockShox post, Fire XC 2.1s, and 18 tooth freewheel. 180mm 96 XTR crank with spiderless 34T ring sets the B@SS in motion. Paul Word hubs were OEM; if only they were flip-flop. Wish I had more purple ano parts. The Ringle bottle cage and frame colors look like the Joker from Batman comics. The Bianchi box that it shipped in said Kawalski Green on the side (too funny, I guess Bianchi didn't want Kawasaki to sue them).
Cars R Coffins decal came stock on toptube.
80's Giant Single Speed Conversion - Found in the trash. Hey, those horizontal dropouts would make a great SS for the wife. This climber is set up with a 36/22 gear ratio. Maxxis Helter front tire is a scream...why don't they make them anymore? Dirty Girls stickers look great on the cheeseball black spray paintjob.