Another of my bikes – Schwinn Sprint

If you read my blog you might know I’ve once posted a picture of one of my bikes. I’ve also made a post on how to stop a fixed gear bike which brings me to post another one of my bikes, my fixed gear Schwinn Sprint:

Schwinn Sprint Fixed Gear
Schwinn Sprint Fixed Gear Bike

Its not the best bike in the world but it gets the job done. I have to say that riding a single speed or fixed gear bicycle is a workout. Its fine for short trips but I wouldn’t want to ride over 30 miles on a daily basis on one. I’m sure there are people that do, but it is just not for me.

  1. 3 Responses to “Another of my bikes – Schwinn Sprint”

  2. By oscar on Oct 9, 2008 | Reply

    Hey man can you tell me how you modified your schwinn sprint I’m looking to do it to mine

  3. By BikeRackEd on Oct 10, 2008 | Reply

    Hey Oscar,

    There is not really too much to it. I took all the stuff of I didn’t need, shifter, rear brake, derailers. Cleaned it all up. Took the back wheel off, took the cassette off, screwed a race / track cog on with a lock ring, adjusted the chain, re spaced and re trued my wheel then it was “fixed”.

    For extra’s I then replaced the pedals / bar tape, cut all the braze ons off with a hack saw, filed it down, painted it in primer, then several coats of black (after a lot of sanding). Cleaned / polished the chrome. After riding it for a while I cut the larger tooth crank up so that it only had the smaller one on it, and reattached it. This picture has is before that modification, I need to update it :) The wheelbase is rather short, so if you have big feet and turn a lot you may run into problems turning, but its still a blast to ride. It cost me $15 for the cog, and about $15 in paint. I had all the tools and other equipment though.

    Let me know if you have any other questions and how your conversion goes. I’m thinking of selling or trading this one if any one is interested.

  4. By Sam Diaz on Aug 10, 2010 | Reply


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