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Old 04-08-19, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Matadors
Thank you.

Went for a test ride to see how it rode.
Did you remember to go home, or are you still going?
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Originally Posted by Korina
Did you remember to go home, or are you still going?
I headed back home when I realized I needed a way to carry the wine bottles.


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Originally Posted by Matadors
I headed back home when I realized I needed a way to carry the wine bottles.
Nice rack! (Don't get to say that one very often!) So, how's she ride? I'm still waiting on my rebuilt bike that may or may not have a fully functional front derailleur, so I'll just live vicariously through you. Gimme all the gory details.
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Originally Posted by Korina
Nice rack! (Don't get to say that one very often!) So, how's she ride? I'm still waiting on my rebuilt bike that may or may not have a fully functional front derailleur, so I'll just live vicariously through you. Gimme all the gory details.

55mm tires were cushy at 30 psi, I will continue to lower the pressure to find the sweet spot between mushy and supple.

It was downhill to the winery, so the middle chainring and smallest cog were all I needed to casually hold my speed. On the way back up I was using the 2nd and 3rd gear on the cassette. Perfect gear range for my planned use.

The VO seat is not broken in and I was not wearing padded shorts, so the hour long ride was not uncomfortable but not like my 2 year old Brooke's!
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@Matadors, sounds like a lovely ride. ::envious sigh::
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Yikes, how confident are you in that aluminum rack holding everything up? Those wooden crates can be pretty heavy, plus the several wine bottles I'm sure you plan on toting along....

Looks like they're rated to 40 lbs, but IDK. I had one of those once and for some reason the light weight and all the little bracket pieces never did inspire much confidence.

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I headed back home when I realized I needed a way to carry the wine bottles.


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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug
Yikes, how confident are you in that aluminum rack holding everything up? Those wooden crates can be pretty heavy, plus the several wine bottles I'm sure you plan on toting along....

Looks like they're rated to 40 lbs, but IDK. I had one of those once and for some reason the light weight and all the little bracket pieces never did inspire much confidence.
The crate is fairly lightweight and it only holds six bottles, so it is probably only going to be 15-20 pounds.

I will find out Saturday when my wife and I ride to the winery to pick up our shipment. I will let you know...
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Originally Posted by Matadors
The crate is fairly lightweight and it only holds six bottles, so it is probably only going to be 15-20 pounds.

I will find out Saturday when my wife and I ride to the winery to pick up our shipment. I will let you know...
Good deal. Hope you pick up something nice for the weekend!
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These are all awesome conversions. Thank you for sharing!
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug
Good deal. Hope you pick up something nice for the weekend!
Perfect ride to the winery! It handled 4 bottles just fine. Next time am getting six, just because I can!

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My conversion. A 1979 Schwinn Sidewinder. Found this bike in the dumpster with only the frame, forks, handlebars, crank, seatpost and what was left of the rear rim. All cables, brakes, derailer and shifter were gone. Found some aluminum rims, laced in a Shimano 3 speed with a 24 tooth cog, added a seat, handgrips, front rack and some small stuff to make it comfey, and took off. This bike weighs a ton, thus the low gearing, but it rides really nice as it sets. The paint was treated to some gentle polishing to bring out the luster (I love this color), and a wax job to protect what was left. I believe this bike has the longest kickstand I have ever seen! It reaches just shy of the rear axle!

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@Iron Horse Very cool cruiser. I've always wanted one of those.
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Old 04-20-19, 05:35 PM
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Got Pretty Purple Princess Penelope running! Lots more to do, but she rides like a dream.

ETA: Does anyone recognize the logo on the stem? Hubby bought it on the bay of e with no mfr. info.




Guys always want pics of the drive train...


Love that logo!


Look at those beautiful brakes.

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Originally Posted by Korina
Got Pretty Purple Princess Penelope running! Lots more to do, but she rides like a dream.
Nicely done! Just recently did a similar build with a '96 Kona Hahanna; very fun to ride.
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Originally Posted by lorenzo_de_leon
Nicely done! Just recently did a similar build with a '96 Kona Hahanna; very fun to ride.
Very fun. I really need to get my backside up off the couch and take a long ride to see if anything needs changing. Also, do you happen to recognize that logo? Would love to know where it came from.

And where are the Kona pics??
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[QUOTE=Korina;20893331]Got Pretty Purple Princess Penelope running! Lots more to do, but she rides like a dream.

ETA: Does anyone recognize the logo on the stem? Hubby bought it on the bay of e with no mfr. info.

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Originally Posted by Korina
Got Pretty Purple Princess Penelope running! Lots more to do, but she rides like a dream.

ETA: Does anyone recognize the logo on the stem? Hubby bought it on the bay of e with no mfr. info.




Guys always want pics of the drive train...


Love that logo!


Look at those beautiful brakes.
She looks good,Korina!
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I'd guess it's a Terry bicycles stem. Not 100% sure, but sold them way back when they still had quill stems.
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Originally Posted by Korina
And where are the Kona pics??
Alas, too new to posting on the forums to upload pics - been "signed in" for a few years though...
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[QUOTE=eom;20894387]
Originally Posted by Korina
Got Pretty Purple Princess Penelope running! Lots more to do, but she rides like a dream.

ETA: Does anyone recognize the logo on the stem? Hubby bought it on the bay of e with no mfr. info.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/terry/history.html
Eeeee! eom, I could hug you! Thank you so much! I'm thrilled to have a Terry stem! Sorry, my !! seems to be stuck! @wesmamyke, you were right!

(Aaand back to Monday morning blech.)

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She looks good,Korina!
Thanks! She'll look even better when she's finished. I want to get the black off the crank arms & ring, but I'm afraid the only way is with sandpaper and elbow grease. Yuck. Same with the seat post. Still have to find a nice mirror and head light, and think about installing the grey/sliver Planet Bike plastic fenders I impulsively bought. Take those stickers off (not sure how), clean up the rust, and clean and polish the frame.
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Originally Posted by lorenzo_de_leon
Alas, too new to posting on the forums to upload pics - been "signed in" for a few years though...
Only four more posts to go! Good morning Lorenzo!
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Originally Posted by Matadors
Perfect ride to the winery! It handled 4 bottles just fine. Next time am getting six, just because I can!
Keep an eye on the bracket that connects the rack to the brake posts, that's where mine broke after a few months. One screw eyelet cracked, and eventually the other side of the bracket sheared in two.
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Only four more posts to go! Good morning Lorenzo!
Good evening! Make that three...
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Originally Posted by Korina
I want to get the black off the crank arms & ring, but I'm afraid the only way is with sandpaper and elbow grease. Yuck. Same with the seat post.
I've used Klean Strip (the gel kind) to strip frames before. Works really fast, gotta be careful with long sleeves and rubber gloves though...
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