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To build? Or not to build? That is the question...(4 posts)

To build? Or not to build? That is the question...OPUSsum
Aug 21, 2003 7:08 PM
I'm thinking of getting this 1986 Schwinn World Sport and building it up as a fixie commuter. I'll likely get some cowhorn bars for it, and but what ever used parts I can find on it (basically a messenger style bike). The whole idea is to build a cheap bike, because it's likely to get stolen sooner or later. So should I go for it?

And oh yeah, Nokian 700c Studded tires for the winter ;-)
Go for itDave Hickey
Aug 22, 2003 3:23 AM
That's a perfect bike for a conversion.
Yes, BuildFixie-ated
Aug 22, 2003 4:44 AM
I had a similar bike and was actually impressed with the tubes and ride.

Mine was a perfect conversion, except I preferred a bit smaller frame so mine had to go.

You will enjoy this one.
Old Schwinns rule because....bungalowbill
Aug 25, 2003 10:59 AM
you can find a bunch of decent 80's era frames cheap and they all seem to have longer top tubes than most bikes of the time. The only problem I ran into converting mine was the stem- it seems the fork steerer is made of a pretty thick metal and you can't just put any 1" stem in it that you want. I don't know if yours is the same, but it's something to look out for.