I'd like to say thanks for the great site, I check it out daily
to get inspiration for my first single speed project pictured here.
I'm not a great photographer so I hope the pictures I've attached
make the cut.
got this bike two years ago from a friend of mine who was too short
to ride it. It is a 63cm Fuji Grand SE and he could barely touch
the pedals when the seat was all the way down. I decided to turn
it into a single speed because I love the simplicity of them (that
and the bike liked to shift gears randomly while I was pedaling.
I grew up riding BMX bikes so I've never been great at handling
gears anyway). It was completely stock when I got it (including
the crumbling rubber tires which were the first thing I replaced),
I tried to flop and chop the original drop bars but messed up. I
then bought a set of bullhorns, which were too big for the stock
stem, luckily I stumbled across a sweet little Campy stem at a local
bike shop. I removed the front brakes, shifting mechanisms, brake
levers, and the original seat. A local shop put on the 16 tooth
freewheel and re-dished the rear wheel for me. I replaced the super
heavy stock pedals for a cheap set of lighter bmx pedals that miraculously
fit. This has been a piece by piece conversion so it has taken me
two years to get to this point.
saving up for a Brooks saddle, and I'm going to get new cranks with
a sealed bearing bottom bracket and a 53 tooth chain-ring, as well
as a sealed bearing head set. I'm also looking for a small set of
fenders, but I haven't found the right ones yet. There is a new
paint job in the future but I don't know when.
love to cruise this bike around Boise, this city is made for cycling.
This bike is great for getting me to my night classes and over to
friends houses or downtown at night. The bike is really fast and
stable, and since I have a lanky frame myself it fits me wonderfully.
again for the awesome site, keep on pedaling
Spurn, Boise Idaho