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mendiz trashmo singlespeed conversion

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mendiz / 51 / early 90's

Drops 25.4 mm / 1 inch 90 mm + 30 degree

1 inch threaded / Genetic Cranium Alloy 1 Inch Threaded Headset

700c / pellisier hub / unknown rim / 23 b'twin tyre.

700c / pellisier freewheel hub / unknown rim / 23 michelin tyre.

campagnolo crankset / shimano cup and cone bracket

Vuelta saddle / Tranz-X 26.4 seatpost

MKS eazy-cube clipless / regina


campagnolo side pull

42 x 19 (development: 4.71 m)


I made this singlespeed conversion from a 10 speed Mendiz bicycle I bought at a Cashconverters for 45 euros. It was missing the front deraileur and the wheels looked like potato chips. I replaced a few spokes, trued the wheels, removed the rear deraileur and all the freewheel sprockets except the 19T one. Cut the crankset bolts so that they could hold just one chainring in place. Replaced the headset which was very badly damaged, replaced the cones of the front wheel, replaced all the bearing balls. And changed the stems for ones that better suit my size (the bike is actually a little small for me). Also I added the cheapest mudgards I could buy and replaced the front tyre, I left the original one in the back. Then covered the whole thing with duct tape, added a piece of broom stick to the top bar to make it look like it is holding the frame together and off I went to the bus station, 8 km from home, where I now leave it parked the whole day. Hopefully no one will be as distatesful so as to steal it.

People who friended this bike deiseldog706, juicemankilla, campystamp, fastfixie, bobfike

Nicely done.

i like your style.

I love trash

Makes me think of Oscar the Grouch singing "I love trash" on Sesame Street.


Yes! Finally, someone with some taste in aesthetics around here! What is that taped to the top tube, worlds largest crackpipe? I kid..

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