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    It needs a picture of Aretha Franklin on the head badge. (from the Blues Brothers Film era)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringo_gus View Post
    So, this mini-velo frame is really tempting, especially as there isn't much minivelo choice in the UK.

    But if you bought it, how would you build it up ?

    I have one or two ideas, but don't want to be limited by my own imagination, or lack of expertise, so suggestions, general and specific, much welcome.
    funny...i just ordered a 2 speed wheel from them last week.... not here yet... but they answer question pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    Yeah, it is tiny: 18" ST & TT is 457mm! At 6', I wouldn't even bother.
    Just for comparo,my Hooligans' ETT's are about 570,and my Schwinn's is about 510. At 6' the Hooligans are ok for me,but the Respect would need a bullhorn or drops for me to even consider it.

    No idea how the Schwinn fits,since I've yet to make it ride-able. This thread makes me want to hunt down the guy who sold it to me and give him a solid junk-punch. Bike was NOS until the guy skimped on the packing job;now I'm still trying to find a replacement for the bent fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    This thread makes me want to hunt down the guy who sold it to me and give him a solid junk-punch.


    brutal..

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    It's a Schwinn minivelo?
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    It's an F1 BMX racer. There was a BMX race series held in parking lots with bikes with gears and brakes,but it never took off. For all intents and purposes,it's what we call a mini velo today.

    This was what it originally looked like:
    schwinn before.jpg

    This is what it looked like when I got it:
    schwinn after 1.jpg

    And another look at the fork:
    schwinn after 2.jpg

    The seatpost rattled around and scratched the bike,which annoyed me,but the fork getting bent really hacked me off. Problem is,I need a 1" threaded fork that's drilled for a brake and curved. Straight blade BMX forks are everywhere,but the only fork I've found so far is this. I'd have to switch to a canti or V brake to use it,and it's HiTen,while the stock is cromo,so it would be a step down. If the idiot had packed it properly,I would've just swapped the tires and brake pads and would be running around town on it,but with the trouble I've had finding a nice fork,it's turned into a project sitting in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    ...with the trouble I've had finding a nice fork,it's turned into a project sitting in the corner.
    bummer. if you recently bought this on ebay, i was allmmmooossst going to outbid you.

    well, let's get it sorted. what's the length of the fork head tube? diameter is 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch? i'm sure we can get this machine rolling in short order.

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    Last edited by smallwheeler; 11-21-13 at 03:41 PM.

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    ^^^Those first two are basically what I found(except 2nd is cromo). I'd rather keep the stock brake and not go with a canti,or have empty posts on the fork. Also,as I said,I need a curved fork,most BMX forks are straight. I'm 6' and don't need to tighten the steering on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    ^^^Those first two are basically what I found(except 2nd is cromo). I'd rather keep the stock brake and not go with a canti,or have empty posts on the fork. Also,as I said,I need a curved fork,most BMX forks are straight. I'm 6' and don't need to tighten the steering on this.
    just trying to help. good luck.

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    F1 BMX, huh? Sounds vaguely familiar, but if I knew of it at one time, it's long gone from my memory. Very interesting, especially this:



    That's a huge chainring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    F1 BMX, huh? Sounds vaguely familiar, but if I knew of it at one time, it's long gone from my memory. Very interesting, especially this:



    That's a huge chainring!

    There was one on the bay for the longest time .. wanted big money for it.. here's ANOTHER..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringo_gus View Post
    Yep, it is small. But maybe small can be beautiful ???? There are certainly big folks having fun with these on the youtube clips I posted. It is, maybe, something of a paradigm shift ? One size fits all might work in an urban bike, and especially as kerbs/curbs, drains and the like have historically been a problem with small wheels with longer wheelbases. I am gonna give it a try anyway, and its priced to take a risk..
    don't worry, it's going to be fun. there will be a lot you can do with it for sure.
    400mm seatpost - 110mm stem - bullhorn bars - bar end brake levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    F1 BMX, huh? Sounds vaguely familiar, but if I knew of it at one time, it's long gone from my memory.
    89qualifiers6.jpg


    That downhill bike would suck in a crosswind. I remember bombing down Embassy Row when I had just the front wheel covered on my polo bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    89qualifiers6.jpg


    That downhill bike would suck in a crosswind. I remember bombing down Embassy Row when I had just the front wheel covered on my polo bike.
    so, what do you plan to do? leave the schwinn sitting in a corner? i suppose you could order a fork from bike friday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    don't worry, it's going to be fun. there will be a lot you can do with it for sure.
    400mm seatpost - 110mm stem - bullhorn bars - bar end brake levers.

    That is badass. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    so, what do you plan to do? leave the schwinn sitting in a corner?
    It's back-burnered for now. I've got it on CL;if it sells by spring,great,if not,I'll check around at some of the local co-ops to see what I can find.

    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    i suppose you could order a fork from bike friday...
    For prolly the cost of the bike. I'm not looking to put any real money into this project.

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    Yeah baby yeah !!!

    Is this a respect frame ? There's gonna be a close match of this on the streets of Manchester soon - do you fancy sharing what any of the components are ? Those pedals look interesting ....

    cheers for the inspiration

    Gus


    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    don't worry, it's going to be fun. there will be a lot you can do with it for sure.
    400mm seatpost - 110mm stem - bullhorn bars - bar end brake levers.

    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    Looks like a Photoshop fantasy to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gringo_gus View Post
    Yeah baby yeah !!!

    Is this a respect frame ? There's gonna be a close match of this on the streets of Manchester soon - do you fancy sharing what any of the components are ? Those pedals look interesting ....

    cheers for the inspiration

    Gus
    yes, that's the respect frame. in the original post, i only mentioned the dimensions of the parts i imagine i would need as all of those components are available from several different manufacturers. Uno or Kalloy make inexpensive good quality seatposts and stems. bullhorns are also widely available. inexpensive bar-end brake levers are made by tektro and cane creek.


    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    Looks like a Photoshop fantasy to me...
    obviously quick and dirty photoshop, but not a fantasy as all the bits exist and will fit the existing frame. "ideation" would be a better descriptor.

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    Hey dynaryder!


    Check it out... for that Schwinn you've got in the corner... there's a vintage CURVED Tange BMX TX-500B Cro-Mo fork on Ebay right now!
    (NOT my auction, but just giving you a heads up.)

    Ebay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tange-500b-Forks-/321259138392

    More info on old school Tange BMX race forks here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=13600


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    Hmmm...maybe. I'm going to e-mail the seller and see if it can be drilled for a brake.

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