Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-30-05, 05:59 PM   #1
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
Thread Starter
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sorry - i hate asking stupid questions, but i've been looking all over the place and i can't find any. i know cinelli used to make it, and i'm sure others have also, but who the hell still sells it?

Last edited by crushkilldstroy; 07-30-05 at 06:07 PM.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:00 PM   #2
bodegabandit
Is trigger happy
 
bodegabandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: not quite sure yet
Bikes: langster,73 varsity,trek atb converted to ss
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did you check nashbar?
bodegabandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:00 PM   #3
Totoro
King of the Forest
 
Totoro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy
sorry - i hate asking stupid questions, but i've been looking all over the place and i can't find any. i know cinelli used to make it, and i'm sure others have also. but who the hell still sells it?
How about leather tape. It's brown.
Totoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:03 PM   #4
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Nashbar has a house brand w/ natural cork color. Dunno if that's brown enough for you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:04 PM   #5
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
Thread Starter
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looking for cork. i'm not much of a fan of leather tape. good idea though.

i'm looking for a nice dark brown to match up with this old ass suede saddle i have on the grocery getter.

edit - something tells me i'm gonna end up with the natural nashbar stuff.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:06 PM   #6
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Or maybe the natural cork + dark brown shoe polish? Or something similar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:06 PM   #7
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
Thread Starter
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
would that work? i don't wanna end up with dark brown hands.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:09 PM   #8
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I've never tried anything like that so I don't know but I'm sure there's got to be a way to get dark brown dye in the cork.

How set are you on cork? What about shellac?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:16 PM   #9
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
Thread Starter
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm not so much dead set on cork, i just don't like leather wrap and i'd like a little more cushion than cloth.

the shellac idea has the gears in my head turning though. dark, soft, kinda shiny, not as sticky as leather. hmmmm....
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:17 PM   #10
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
Thread Starter
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
also, how is the nashbar tape? i've gotten some crappy cork before, so i don't normally go for the lower end schtuff.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:18 PM   #11
weed eater
Patrick Barber
 
weed eater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hey, that natural cork tape is sweet!
__________________
the day job. | the urban homestead.
weed eater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:18 PM   #12
bodegabandit
Is trigger happy
 
bodegabandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: not quite sure yet
Bikes: langster,73 varsity,trek atb converted to ss
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The nashbar stuff is great ive got it one two of my bikes and no complaints.
bodegabandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:21 PM   #13
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
Thread Starter
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
righto. i think i have my answer.

i think i'm gonna order 2 rolls just in case the whole shellac idea turns into a nightmare.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 06:54 PM   #14
crust & crumb
members only
 
crust & crumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: in a field, mostly.
Bikes:
Posts: 911
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
if you wanted a darker color than the natural cork, get a bit of amber shellac. (too, according to rivendell, shellac takes well to cork and keeps it looking tidy.)
crust & crumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 07:13 PM   #15
r-dub
likes avocadoes
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes: heh, like that info would fit here...
Posts: 1,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my standard cotton/shellac wrap includes an old inner tube wrapped tight around the bars underneath for softening bumps and vibrations, but still lets me have the look and feel of cotton.
r-dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-05, 09:33 PM   #16
FixednotBroken
no one wants an alien
 
FixednotBroken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: grandis track bike, cesare track bike, bianchi road bike
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm pretty sure i have some brown cinelli tape at home... PM me - you can have it, if i find it.
FixednotBroken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-05, 01:10 AM   #17
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Soma? They have brown camo. three shades, price of one
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-05, 04:25 AM   #18
Bockman
Castiron Perineum
 
Bockman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Taking a tip from Siu Blue Wind, I too am typing a lengthy passage of text down here to demonstrate the enormous amount of space available should one wish to use it-- in sharp contrast to the avatar text above this part.
Bikes: '06 Salsa Campeon, '84 Cannondale R1000, 80's Nishiki Ariel
Posts: 1,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
soak it in:

coffee

tea

tobacco

there are many natural permanent dyes.
Bockman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-05, 02:53 PM   #19
weed eater
Patrick Barber
 
weed eater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
some int'g info about shellac at

http://www.womenwithpowertools.com/v2n6.html

gotta scroll down just a tick.

previous to today, i was unaware that it is a "natural" product (the excretion of insects) and, thusly, eschewed by vegans.
__________________
the day job. | the urban homestead.
weed eater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-05, 03:30 PM   #20
jim-bob
hateful little monkey
 
jim-bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes:
Posts: 5,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by weed eater
some int'g info about shellac at

http://www.womenwithpowertools.com/v2n6.html

gotta scroll down just a tick.

previous to today, i was unaware that it is a "natural" product (the excretion of insects) and, thusly, eschewed by vegans.
All talk of shellac aside, that's one of the best domain names I've seen in a while
jim-bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-05, 05:02 PM   #21
Anthony King
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Irving, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you want to go with cloth, use yellow cloth and many coats of amber shellac. The cloth will end up matching a honey (or with more coats a brown) Brooks.

I use cork and clear shellac for durability. Shellaced wrap will hold up for several years. Use many thin coats and simply reapply if you wear through the shellac coating. Don't use a good brush with the shellac. I've never figured out a way to get it out of a brush. I find the cheap foam brushes work best.
Anthony King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-05, 05:21 PM   #22
ink1373
nothing: lasts forever
 
ink1373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: minneapolis
Bikes:
Posts: 1,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony King
If you want to go with cloth, use yellow cloth and many coats of amber shellac. The cloth will end up matching a honey (or with more coats a brown) Brooks.
people always say this, but i find that shellac'd white cloth matches a honey saddle much better than this yellow cloth business.
ink1373 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 PM.