a friend gave me this old Schwinn frame – stripped it down to ride as a single speed direct drive but was lacking cargo carrying capacity – discovered the joy of riding a mini velo while back so tried this conversion therapy – it is a compromise between many things not to mention the ugly looking weld and geometry is little off but i have fun riding it as aggressively as i can while carrying bulky things as a direct drive (fixie) single speed with adapted front brake for when carrying heavy items