|Would a Centurion make a good fixie?||JL|
Jun 30, 2003 6:17 PM
|I found a fixie which I can grab for maybe $0!! Don't know the vintage, but it has 10 speed Suntour on it. It has a little surface rust on the seat stays, but looks in decent shape besides that.
Am I barking up the wrong tree, or could I make this a decent (or serviceable at least) fixie? Or will I be severely limited by the age?
Thanks for any help.
Jun 30, 2003 6:18 PM
|I meant I found a Centurion frame I can grab to possibly make a fixie.
|re: Would a Centurion make a good fixie?||eddie m|
Jun 30, 2003 6:36 PM
|Older Japanee bikes make fine fixies. They doesn't have any French or other non-standard stuff, and they usually have a rear hub that will accept a track cog instead of a freehub.|
|I agree. It should make for a fine fixie project bike. -nm||Tig|
Jun 30, 2003 6:49 PM
|check the dropouts||desmo|
Jun 30, 2003 7:10 PM
|Centurion made some really good innovative bikes. Their touring frames were first class. But a lot of them have vertical dropouts. It's a lot easier if you get a frame with long horizontal drops.|
|Yep. They're horizontal (nm)||JL|
Jul 1, 2003 4:28 AM
|Yep. They're horizontal (nm)||LC|
Jul 1, 2003 10:10 AM
|Then start fixing it up!|
|You're good to go, then.||KG 361|
Jul 5, 2003 1:23 PM
|Get a flip-flop rear hub or wheel, take off the derailers, the outer chainring,(use the inner-it's probably a 42), get a new chain and a 16 or 17 track cog, and you should be set.|
|Converted a Centurian for a friend||bigrider|
Jul 2, 2003 12:47 PM
|It was a nice bike, red and white, turned out great and it is his favorite ride.|| |