like to submit my Schwinn Prelude singlespeed conversion to your
bike has a funny past. I originally bought it at Target for $200
for my girlfriend to get into road trekking. I've read reviews on
it, and from what I saw, it was a decent bike to "start" on. However,
after a few rides that left her wrists and neck sore, we decided
to replace it with a more friendly, flat bar hybrid.
I had an inexpensive project with decent stock components. At first,
I simply took off the gears and left one on with a chain tensioner
and cruised it around that way with some added flat bars for a few
months. But, a rainy day got the best of me, and out came the tools,
some paint, a new stem, chain, and a handlebar I had sitting in
my garage. The rear freewheel was replaced by an ACS, 16T BMX style
freewheel and the entire bike was disassembled leaving me to clean
and re-grease all the bearings and moving parts. Cateye lighting
and a computer help me see where and how far I'm going, and of course,
the Incredibell helps me keep pedestrians safe from my low flying!
finishing touches were the vintage Schwinn headbadge, Kenda Cyclocross
tires and a Brooks B-17 saddle. The tires hit the spot since I don't
have a mountain bike. The singlespeed is among my stable of a one-off
fixed gear, my Felt Scythe Chopper Cruiser and my Dahon Broadwalk
ride all of them and cycling definitely helps me in my other sport
(on and off road motorcycle riding). I hope people enjoy my submission
and thanks for the great site!!
"Dion Rides" at UGLY! Pads
Santa Cruz and San Jose, Ca.