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Old 08-10-17, 02:16 PM
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Fuji Royale bought in June 2015 for $45.



SKS fender installation can be a real PITA, but the struts were finally trimmed today. That's the best I can do on fender line.


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Old 08-10-17, 02:19 PM
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Trek 510 Ishiwata frameset to which I had a local framebuilder add some braze-ons; cable guides and stops, canti bosses, rack and lowrider bosses, bottle bosses. Sprayed with Krylon Titanium (everyone needs some Ti, right?) from Lowe's and ready to go. Unfortunately, bikes of this vintage can't take a very wide tire and this one is limited to 30C but that's okay for smooth roads.

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Old 08-10-17, 09:28 PM
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Old 08-11-17, 05:12 AM
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My sweetie's Salsa LaRaza. 650b x 38 tires.

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My idea of a city bike conversion is to add a handlebar bag, Pletscher rack, and (not shown) panniers.

I also find a 93.5" (45/13) top gear -- not much over a typical English 3-speed's top gear -- more than adequate for city and suburbs.
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My Raleigh Olympian, converted to 650B with Tractor Supply horse saddlebags. I flipped the saddlebags around recently to lessen the chance of heel strike.
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A late 60s Raleigh Super course that had been in my buddy's basement shop for about 20 years that I rehabbed and reimaged as an Upright Gentleman's city bicycle



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I was also thinking recently I need to find a deal on an entry level bike boom road bike and rehab it as a city bike to see if it garners more interest that way than as a nicely rebuilt entry level road bike.

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My Ironman with miss-mash of parts.
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Old 08-12-17, 12:26 PM
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And an extra-small Nishiki I converted for a (small) friend.
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Fuji Special Road Racer. Wald chrome steel handlebars. Velo Orange grips & levers.
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Px 10 - 5 spees, 650b conversion

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73 Raleigh Record

1973 Raleigh record, replacement Tange fork made threadless (original presumed to still be at ex-wife's house.)
Powdercoated in OD green. VO bar, King Cage titanium shotglass/bell, Microshift rd, Matrix ISO rims laced to ShimaNO! 6oo hubs, VO fenders. FUn ride!


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Very Nice! Whats the details on the rims, tires, fenders, brakes and handlebars?
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1984 Trek 500 currently being converted to city(ish) bike. I live in the woods and it is hilly so I keep the triple.

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Hmm. All my bikes could be city bikes 'cept for the skinnier sew-up tires maybe.
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Chicago Electroforged Gas Pipe Boat Anchors







Dang [MENTION=362748]SquidPuppet[/MENTION], just Dang.

Fattie Schwalbe on Lavender and Tan on Tan with Brown.
Nice eye and composition.
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Dang @SquidPuppet, just Dang.

Fattie Schwalbe on Lavender and Tan on Tan with Brown.
Nice eye and composition.
Thanks for the kind words.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
Thanks for the kind words.
I think I have said the same on other bikes you have shared.

I need a trip east. What to do with a dog for 2 days of 6 hr. bike rides? Will search doggie day care options.

Flat around the lakes, right?
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I think I have said the same on other bikes you have shared.

I need a trip east. What to do with a dog for 2 days of 6 hr. bike rides? Will search doggie day care options.

Flat around the lakes, right?
You gotta do The Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes. It runs along the lake for about 15 miles and then follows the river toward Montana almost 60 more. No "real" hills. A few very mild grades. Wide, Groomed, maintained, and billiard table schmooooth. Tons of wildlife and every 100 feet is another photo opportunity. The vast majority of it is far removed from towns and highways, so it's really peaceful.









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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Dang [MENTION=362748]SquidPuppet[/MENTION], just Dang.

Fattie Schwalbe on Lavender and Tan on Tan with Brown.
Nice eye and composition.
I second this! Very classy
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For a while, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course was a townie bike.



Currently, my 1975 Viscount is a fixie-townie.

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these will be familiar to those who have been around but they have stood the test of time

83 Nishiki. Original frame, fork and seatpost. This was what got me back into wrenching on bikes. Coldset the frame, have rebuilt one wheel, headset install, 700cm conversion, rattle can paint job, you name I did it pretty much

1x8 drive frame, Campy crankset and bb, cheapy thumb shifter, tectro long reach brakes, brooks b17, nitto stem and bars, gets regular use to jump on and get stuff on the weekend, backup commuter



84 Torpado Super simple conversion, Velop orange postino bars, tektro city brake levers and a wald basket, that is it (I have put this back to original, but this was super fun in this format, but a bit redundant to the nishki)


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