View Single Post
Old 03-18-2012, 02:28 AM
planetcaravan03 planetcaravan03 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Urbana Il.
Posts: 3
Default Project "Freespirit" first build

Hello all,
Name is Paul. Live in Champaign-Urbana Il. This is my first build. Well third build, this is the first finished and reliably ridden build. The first bike was a Genesis 29 mountain bike, awesome bike but, terrible bike for a first build. Second bike was a Schwinn Southport. What a piece, lasted one and a half trips roughly 16 miles before the frame broke.
Now to the Freespirit. I mechanically rebuilt it, replaced the cottered crank with a square-tapered crank to take care of the offset problem with the original crank. Put a folding basket, Schwinn computer(basic), and mounted a U-lock earlier today.
It is a fun ride and have learned quite a bit about basic bicycle maintence .
Her she is......
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Freespirit.jpg (619.2 KB, 58 views)
Reply With Quote