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Old 02-26-15, 09:32 PM
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kurtp13
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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab View Post
well, I swapped out the freewheel (the original one is a clunker) with a 7 speed shimano, replaced the rear derailleur and installed some sexy gold sealed bearing pulleys in the derailleur, replaced the crank with a campy record 53t, dumped the plastic pedals, a pair of maxxis tires, and my brooks b67 saddle on top of a controltech post (i'm not a lightweight guy...)
Can you post the model #'s of the equipment you added? I was thinking a possible change to a 52 or 53 T chainwheel with a MegaRange freewheel (14-34T) to give me a climbing gear.

I'm also curious if anyone changed out rim strips. I usually use Velox fabric tape and have had good luck. Did you replace the rim strip? I don't know what the current one looks like. Sometimes they are really cheesy on cheap bikes.
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