Schwinn Le Tour Single Speed Conversion Questions


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Aug 6, 2015
I have been into mountain biking most of my life but have recently picked up a 1975 Schwinn Le Tour 10 speed. I ride around in low gear all the time (its 14t/52t sprockets). I would like to keep the factory crankset and 14t rear sprocket. Does anyone have experience with these bikes and know if this is possible without getting a new crankset? From my research it will be difficult to find a single speed crankset with a large 52t sprocket.
This bike has semi horizontal rear dropouts so I should be able to tension my chain just fine with the single speed.
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