Re: [CR]Junior Racer

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From: "Larry Strung" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Junior Racer
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 08:42:52 -0400
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Hi Jeff,

On the 24" wheeled Peugeots that I build for my kids I used single front chainrings. I also fitted a modern Shimano rear derailleur that would index on a 6-speed freewheel. I then used a gripshift shifter on the handlebar - figuring that I wanted the kids to enjoy and use the bikes rather than get frustrated learning how to shift by friction. Both my son's and my daughter's bikes were set up as "roadsters" rather than "racers" with upright bars. With my daughter's bike, I even made the effort to change the top tube to a pair of laterals - effectively making it into a mixte frame.

Others on the list may be able to help you as well, but I think we may have some of the bits you are looking for at Bicycle Specialties. I'll have a look for you on Monday when I am back at work.

Cheers, Larry Strung

On 6-Jul-07, at 11:07 PM, <> wrote:
> I am building a Guerciotti junior racer bike for my daughter. I
> picked the frameset up at the Cirque swap meet. I have a set of
> 600c clincher rims, a set of 600c tubes, but only one clincher
> tire, which happens to be a Wolber. I've also located a set of
> "Juniors" sew up tires which are 24". I'm looking for another 600c
> clincher tire, or a pair of 24" sew up rims. I don't know if 24"
> is a similar size to the 600c or not. I could also use a short
> throw crank, like 150mm or so. I've got a 150mm Zeus but i
> t is made for a single. There was a junior crank made by Gipiemme
> called the Bambino. I would appreciate anyone's help or suggestions.
> Jeff Pyzyk
> Milwaukee, WI