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Fixing up an old steel frame bike
I had this old steel framed bike for over 20 years. It is a standard steel frame, it was originally bought as a 10 speed mountain bike. Its true value is in the memories of riding it through high school, university, my first job and going for rides when I was dating my wife. I passed it on to my younger brother when I was leaving to go away with my family to work away from home. He did not take very good care of it. I was sorting out some stuff at my parents home recently and came across my faithful frame.
I would like to rebuild it. I can handle myself with the repairs, and I basically have enough tools to fix it up.
Where I need advice it where to get decent alloy parts at reasonable prices online. and what are good parts to buy. it has treaded head set and bottom bracket. I would like to set it up as a single speed bike. very simple maybe a bullhorn handle bar I will have to sand and spray the frame, because it has quite a bit of rust.
I suggest reading the tech articles on this site and than on Sheldons site. they also sell parts and have great info re single speed conversions. Takes a bit of looking. Good Luck.

I am not sure just what you have a complete bicycle or just the frame?

If its complete first clean it up than clean and grease all bearings, wheels, head, bottom bracket. Best to replace bearings, usually 3/16 and 1/4", get them from local bicycle store. Marine grade waterproof grease is preferred
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Thanks for the information it really shed some light on my task ahead. I have the bike frame and fork only. So I am practically starting from scratch, but assembling is not a challenge. My concerns are for example the parts required for the conversion and what I need to consider when building. The chain alignment was something was over looking. The links you suggested were helpful.

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