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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:25 pm 

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I currently ride a nice motobecane fixed gear(that I attached a freewheel cog onto). It rides smooth for flat ground but since I live in an area with steep hills(not necessarily mountains), it has become a problem. My father recently gave me his 1974 Schwinn Continental. It is far heavier than my fixed, but doesn't seem much different when riding, despite being 14-15 pounds heavier.

Is it worth saving up to buy an entry bike, or trying to make the Schwinn lighter? I am mainly using it for fitness and riding for 20-30 miles. Or is it possible to convert my motobecane? At least give it 3-10 gears. To lighten up the load on the up hills. My current gears are 46/15 on my fixed.

Would you say that a vintage road bike is more beneficial than a fixed gear for the long term?

I do not have a job, but I do get consistent pay for odd jobs. It would probably take me months to save up enough money.

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