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05-20-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By katezila

Saddle/Post Woes - Please help me!

Uh. First I want to say a sheepish hello, since I haven't been around in about 10 months. I'm here! I still ride! I was just very very busy with my last year of school. I was lucky to do any riding...
12-18-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By katezila

Dear lord those photos made me want to cry! What...

Dear lord those photos made me want to cry! What the heck did they do? Ride it through a briar patch of barbed wire? Glad it's in better hands! The chrome will look sharp.
12-18-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By katezila

So what's a Vederlicht Union Sport?

First off, sorry no photos, I only just got home and it's really not my bike for the photographing.
My father's been hankering for a rod brake bicycle for years and he finally found one here in...
07-13-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,055
Posted By katezila

I'm glad you're going through with this! Can't...

I'm glad you're going through with this! Can't wait to see more!
You could go for a flip flop single speed and fixed, and if you don't like the vinyl you can probably fetch a pretty penny on CL in...
07-08-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By katezila

Oh wow do you have a shot of the chainwheel? It's...

Oh wow do you have a shot of the chainwheel? It's so neat!
07-08-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By katezila

I have one of these as well, even painted it to...

I have one of these as well, even painted it to match my headlight. They work perfectly well for me!
07-08-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,746
Posted By katezila

My god those RACKS! She's giving you the bags?...

My god those RACKS! She's giving you the bags? You've found a soulmate. :b
07-08-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,746
Posted By katezila

Agreed. That is always going to be one of my...

Agreed. That is always going to be one of my favorite bikes on this forum.
07-08-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,746
Posted By katezila

Here's my francophiled Fuji. I haven't figured...

Here's my francophiled Fuji. I haven't figured out what I want to do for rack setup yet, but I don't think I'm planning to go as large as the VO porteur rack. It's a daytripping bike....
07-05-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,055
Posted By katezila

Now I don't know about vinyl and I worry about...

Now I don't know about vinyl and I worry about how it may or may not retain moisture, and I also don't know piddle about the value of this bike, but I can't deny a woodgrain pattern bike sounds neato.
07-04-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

Thanks again everyone! You'll make my bike blush!...

Thanks again everyone! You'll make my bike blush!

Michael Angelo I just wrapped and tapped some short rags the first go around, and then when the brackets were more or less finished, I had a 1/4...
07-03-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

Oh, and for fun, here's a "before an after" of...

Oh, and for fun, here's a "before an after" of the chain guard
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5756478249_d4f33be7a2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katezila/5756478249/)...
07-03-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

Well. It's a good thing I decided to remake the...

Well. It's a good thing I decided to remake the brackets since I snapped one of the arms of the down tube bracket when flattening it out again. I bent the first set in and out of shape way to many...
06-28-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,875
Posted By katezila

I love those sidewalls. They look a bit...

I love those sidewalls. They look a bit chartreuse to me!
06-28-11, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

Wow thank you for all the tips Mike. Trimming the...

Wow thank you for all the tips Mike. Trimming the screws is something I'll hopefully do eventually. I'll definitely have the two arm bracket bolt underneath next time. I'm with limited tools here so...
06-27-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By katezila

My 83 fuji takes 5mms i think.

My 83 fuji takes 5mms i think.
06-27-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

VO sells that? I was going to try to fabricate...

VO sells that? I was going to try to fabricate that but I got stuck with how to flatten and widen the rod to drill a hole through.

I don't know that this is more ridged. It's pliable aluminum. I...
06-27-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

Thanks! Hey it's getting close to July, do you...

Thanks! Hey it's getting close to July, do you still think I might be able to borrow that Raleigh?



It's not the prettiest shot, I was going to wait till I'd painted it and ride out to the...
06-27-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By katezila

Haha you're probably right. The trainer's what...

Haha you're probably right. The trainer's what got me. Around here I never see even a crummy one go for less than $50. I'm still jealous either way.
06-27-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By katezila

That is one of the most insane scores I think...

That is one of the most insane scores I think I've seen on here.
06-27-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By katezila

Adventures in Chainguard Mounting

I've been unusually busy lately so bicycles got put to the side while I was neck deep in work and planning for Boston.
But I found the time this weekend to do this:...
06-27-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,625
Posted By katezila

Reading this put such a grin on my face. Good for...

Reading this put such a grin on my face. Good for you guys. As they say, if it ain't broke don't fix it. So if there ain't an actual need to buy it shiny and new, don't replace the old. :)
Some...
06-07-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By katezila

I also really like that rack. It's nice that they...

I also really like that rack. It's nice that they used such a quality looking bike. It seems like it has some great pinstriping details on it too.
06-05-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By katezila

Wow that is a heck of a headbadge. Can you tell...

Wow that is a heck of a headbadge. Can you tell if that's a separate plate or welded to the frame? Enjoy the bike, the lines are real nice.
06-05-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By katezila

I'd Like This Bike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UrX5XqWH4g&feature=channel_video_title
Funny little PSA

But seriously what bike is that.
06-05-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By katezila

I don't know a thing but it sounds pretty...

I don't know a thing but it sounds pretty interesting from the name. Please post some pics! That name is a real mouthfull!
06-05-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By katezila

Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks for the heads up!
06-05-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By katezila

Aaaaugh I'd love to but I'm at the whims of my...

Aaaaugh I'd love to but I'm at the whims of my parents who are being gracious enough to pay for my transport. Anastasia is staying home unless a miracle occurs.
However that's not going to stop me...
06-04-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By katezila

Nawww sneak a leather saddle on when she's not...

Nawww sneak a leather saddle on when she's not looking. Or at least faux leather. :) Thanks for the mederma tip! I keep forgetting what it's called. I don't mind the scar much really. It's very...
06-03-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By katezila

Now that I would love to see restored and put...

Now that I would love to see restored and put back to use. What a funny looking little guy! It seems very small though.
06-03-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,351
Posted By katezila

Ah! Love those cork bar plugs. The bike is...

Ah! Love those cork bar plugs. The bike is immaculate! His work or the shop? I hope he rides well and it doesn't stay spotless for long ;)
06-03-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,698
Posted By katezila

I have porteurs on one of my bikes and north...

I have porteurs on one of my bikes and north roads on the other. I find the porteurs more comfortable over all because you can wrap a great deal of the bar and have multiple hand positions. I find...
06-03-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,794
Posted By katezila

Wow what an intriguing story! And you've cross...

Wow what an intriguing story! And you've cross paths again! I really hope the owner responds. I'm very glad it wasn't just hauled off to a dump!
06-03-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By katezila

Stunning! What an experience. Glad you stumbled...

Stunning! What an experience. Glad you stumbled across that shop!
06-03-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By katezila

Lovely but costly. :( Linus makes...

Lovely but costly. :(



Linus makes some really nice lookin stuff man. I was planning to get their adjustable rear rack for this bike for ages until I changed my mind to a saddle bag and front...
06-02-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By katezila

Man I will never be that good at balance. Haha...

Man I will never be that good at balance. Haha what a cool video thanks for sharing!
06-02-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By katezila

Haha I've been eyeing it. Still out of my price...

Haha I've been eyeing it. Still out of my price range. :'(



Yup! Wald it is. They're great racks, just not the rack I want for this bike. The pannier is the same type of bag as this:...
06-02-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,014
Posted By katezila

Meh. I just think those bubbly welds are really...

Meh. I just think those bubbly welds are really ugly. But I'm also an artist that does a lot of miniature trained to pay attention to minute detail. I don't even like a little bit of leaked glue. To...
06-02-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By katezila

Current State of the Fuji Royale II Mixte and 1 Year of Cycling! (bunch of pics!)

Yesterday was one year since I started restoring and riding vintage bicycles, and since I got my first bicycle in "adulthood" Hurrah!

To celebrate, I didn't really celebrate at all and went on my...
06-02-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,941
Posted By katezila

Yep. This is exactly why I have mine tilted up. I...

Yep. This is exactly why I have mine tilted up. I tried taking it down a few notches and then readjusting it notch by notch, and I ended up right back where I started!

Thanks for all in input on...
06-01-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,088
Posted By katezila

When I was 7 or 8 my dad bought a 1970 Hercules...

When I was 7 or 8 my dad bought a 1970 Hercules for a few bucks at a garage sale. Other then riding it he didn't change a thing. I remember riding along side him a few times and being awed by how...
06-01-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,941
Posted By katezila

Oh thanks! I had no idea there was a registry!...

Oh thanks! I had no idea there was a registry! And thanks Alr too!
06-01-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,941
Posted By katezila

Is my Brooks Flyer a Flyer or not?

There was an interesting discussion last week when I'd asked about a crack in my saddle. Apparently my Brooks Champion Flyer S is not fitting with the norms for that model. Unfortunately I didn't...
05-29-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,121
Posted By katezila

That headlight and taillight have my heart. One...

That headlight and taillight have my heart. One more reason I'd love to live in Europe! Congrats on the find, can't wait to watch where this goes. :)
05-29-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By katezila

If your inexperienced, it's a hell of a...

If your inexperienced, it's a hell of a possibility. It's a first time riding a road bike, try to shift but going to fast, in the drops, catch a tire, first trip to the hospital possibility.
Wanna...
05-28-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,716
Posted By katezila

My god how does that even happen? Stunning. Have...

My god how does that even happen? Stunning. Have you made any changes at all or is this how you bought it?
05-27-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,123
Posted By katezila

Haha way to sum it up! Irwin it's nice to...

Haha way to sum it up!

Irwin it's nice to see someone else with a saddle from permaco. Mine is also a single rail.
05-27-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,123
Posted By katezila

Oh! Sorry, this might help, my saddle is not a...

Oh! Sorry, this might help, my saddle is not a Champion Flyer, just a Flyer.
05-27-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,123
Posted By katezila

Well now I'm interested. It is stamped. My camera...

Well now I'm interested. It is stamped. My camera is dead but I'll take a few photos of the saddle over all in an hour or so. I'm thinking that Permaco (http://permaco.com/) has been slowly selling...
05-27-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By katezila

Thank you guys! I get so nervous that I'll buy...

Thank you guys! I get so nervous that I'll buy the wrong thing. Hah.
I'll keep shopping around. I'd figure I'd try the VOs since I need to buy a few other things, but if they're that hard on the...
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