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Forum: Recumbent
06-21-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Velocivixen

I have a Vision R40 with a Ballistic fork &...

I have a Vision R40 with a Ballistic fork & Planet Bike fenders were installed using hose clamps/electrical clamps around the struts of the fork.

Its not elegant but works.
04-25-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

gster - Thanks. I didn’t forget you all. I spent...

gster - Thanks. I didn’t forget you all. I spent literally all of 2018 helping my sister, who had metastatic breast cancer. She died on Thanksgiving. Not gonna hijack this thread, so if you or...
04-24-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

3speedslow - nice use of Carradice bags. I’ve got...

3speedslow - nice use of Carradice bags. I’ve got a “Barley” on the back of mine. Never thought about putting one up front.
03-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Velocivixen

The proportions are outstanding - perfectly...

The proportions are outstanding - perfectly balanced.
03-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Velocivixen

Yes, the narrowing of the seat stay on the right...

Yes, the narrowing of the seat stay on the right side was intentional.
01-26-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Velocivixen

Have a good time with this hub. I’ve rebuilt...

Have a good time with this hub. I’ve rebuilt several of them with good success. Photos are nice, so hope you post some.
01-11-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Velocivixen

I think the one on the bottom is used to bend...

I think the one on the bottom is used to bend bent rims back inline, and not sure about the others.
12-29-18, 10:07 AM
12-14-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Velocivixen

Hi. I don’t have an Italvega, but I DO have a...

Hi. I don’t have an Italvega, but I DO have a 1978 Univega Gran Rally which has the Italvega font on it. As some know, when Italvega moved operations out of Italy and to Japan, the name changed to...
12-04-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Velocivixen

I used to buy them often from Universal Cycles....

I used to buy them often from Universal Cycles. They have online & brick & mortar stores (just a couple of locations). Nice, inexpensive pads.
10-13-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,985
Posted By Velocivixen

I own a 21” pearl white “Univega” Gran Rally and...

I own a 21” pearl white “Univega” Gran Rally and the font on the decal is most definitely the font used for ITALVEGA bikes. I believe 1977-1978 was the time of transition from Italy to Japan. It’s...
09-23-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By Velocivixen

Great post. I’ve had up to 4 R20’s at a time, and...

Great post. I’ve had up to 4 R20’s at a time, and recently sold 2. I like the mods you have in mind.
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By Velocivixen

@long John - I like it. It’s an all around good...

@long John - I like it. It’s an all around good bike, easy (in my opinion) to learn to ride.
08-31-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Velocivixen

Oops, I let that slip by. I have 2 hubs - the one...

Oops, I let that slip by. I have 2 hubs - the one pictured is 1952 & I have a 1960. I tried to combine the ads, but I see there are only photos of the older hub.

Both hubs are 32 spoke. I have a...
08-29-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

I've decided to move along two SA G6 Dyno hubs....

I've decided to move along two SA G6 Dyno hubs. PM if interested.
08-29-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Velocivixen

1952 Sturmey Archer G6 Dyno Hub $50

This G6 is dated 10 '52, and has been cleaned and overhauled. Please send me a PM if interested. Asking $50 Plus actual shipping from the Portland, OR area. Payment via PayPal Friends please.
OR...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By Velocivixen

I was in your shoes a year ago & bought a new...

I was in your shoes a year ago & bought a new Giro ATT 20 with 26” rear & 20” front. For my height & x-seam it was a good fit.

How tall are you? With 26” wheels you’ll need long legs to get your...
08-13-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,597
Posted By Velocivixen

If this were my bike, I would consider more swept...

If this were my bike, I would consider more swept back handlebars or “City” type bars. I like the Velo Orange “Porteur” bars. You can buy those with the option to fit bar end shifters. I’d look for...
08-11-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,751
Posted By Velocivixen

I might swing by. Don’t have much in the way of...

I might swing by. Don’t have much in the way of vintage, but it would be nice to meet fellow forum pals.
08-09-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,250
Posted By Velocivixen

Well, I didn’t realize that we have such a...

Well, I didn’t realize that we have such a musical bunch. It’s an inspiration for me to see that so many of you play!
ButchA - I would LOVE to meet your grandmother! She’s probably forgotten (or...
08-07-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,250
Posted By Velocivixen

@Whodat - I was just about to read an article...

@Whodat - I was just about to read an article about the difference between baroque violins & regular violins. Cool.

I’m at literally the infancy of learning to play. I’m practicing basic...
08-07-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,250
Posted By Velocivixen

There’s a cyclist in Portland who plays the...

There’s a cyclist in Portland who plays the bagpipes & rides a unicycle! He shovels snow on a unicycle and I’m pretty sure he juggles fire on one.

I’ll be happy to stimulate my mind. As they say,...
08-07-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,250
Posted By Velocivixen

What Musical Instruments do the C & V Folks Play?

I decided to take violin lessons. I was tested when young & found to have musical aptitude. I was offered free after school violin lessons, but due to home circumstances I was not allowed to do this....
08-07-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Velocivixen

@Jeff Wills - Are recumbent bikes allowed on the...

@Jeff Wills - Are recumbent bikes allowed on the event route in Vancouver? Since you’re posting it, I presume they are. I’d do this event in a second.
08-02-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,714
Posted By Velocivixen

Who said “matchy-matchy”?! verktyg. I’ll post my...

Who said “matchy-matchy”?! verktyg. I’ll post my own shortly.....even though it’s a recumbent.
08-01-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,714
Posted By Velocivixen

@noglider - since this is a C & V forum how old...

@noglider - since this is a C & V forum how old is “old enough”? Would a 1997 Candy Purple recumbent be too new? It’s a “classic” in regard to being a well known, long standing brand/model.

Thanks!
07-26-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Velocivixen

I just read that. Well, guess no more events for...

I just read that. Well, guess no more events for us there. Sad.
07-23-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By Velocivixen

How about those pads called “mole skins” by Dr....

How about those pads called “mole skins” by Dr. Scholls?
07-19-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,751
Posted By Velocivixen

Count me in!

Count me in!
07-14-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

@BigChief - What a lovely bike. Thank you so much...

@BigChief - What a lovely bike. Thank you so much for posting your progress. I have always wondered if and how to disassemble a flick shifter, as I have some that need work on the “innards” but I...
07-03-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By Velocivixen

Stunning.

Stunning.
07-01-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Velocivixen

Yes, if you add up all the components, I lost...

Yes, if you add up all the components, I lost money. I could have so,d only the frame/fork, etc. I believe you n Karma or “what goes around comes around”, and in the scheme of things, a small...
06-29-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By Velocivixen

Carradice “Barley” $100

I am the original owner of a Carradice Barley saddle bag in green with tan leather. It was rarely used and isn’t even broken in. In other words it’s still stiff and shows no wear.

$100 plus...
06-23-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

I don’t think I have ever seen a blue Raleigh....

I don’t think I have ever seen a blue Raleigh. I’m normally not a blue bike person, but that shade is rich. Nice friend.
06-22-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Velocivixen

Thanks fellas. Part of me thinks I should keep...

Thanks fellas. Part of me thinks I should keep it. It literally hangs from a hook.
06-22-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velocivixen

@ascherer- You’ve already done what I would have...

@ascherer- You’ve already done what I would have recommended. Good karma, kindness, compassion. You’ve done your homework and you’ve decided. Would be nice, when it’s all over to hear your...
06-22-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Velocivixen

Thanks @Thin Man! I see the market here as very...

Thanks @Thin Man! I see the market here as very different than I’ve ever seen it. Much slower, at least for folks like me.

I took my uprights for a ride, then hopped on my recumbent and it felt so...
06-21-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Velocivixen

Thumbs up Nishiki Riviera Mixte

SOLD


Selling my 21” Black, Japanese Made Nishiki Riviera Mixte. It has many nice upgrades. Here’s the link to my CL posting in the Portland, OR Metro area.
Asking $440. In person, cash only.
...
06-21-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By Velocivixen

I think if we treat people as “people” and not...

I think if we treat people as “people” and not into segregated and stereotypes of “boy” and “girl” we’d be better off.


For example my brothers, sister and I all got taught basic cooking,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,700
Posted By Velocivixen

Here’s one on Portland, OR CL. ...

Here’s one on Portland, OR CL.

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/burley-koosah-recumbent/6617997915.html
06-17-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Velocivixen

You know, I overhauled an AW hub once because it...

You know, I overhauled an AW hub once because it was old & icky. Reassembled and it was fine, however I felt like I could adjust the left side hub bearings just a little better. So I did that, and...
06-09-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Velocivixen

@Road Fan - I’ll definitely do some basic, small...

@Road Fan - I’ll definitely do some basic, small scale quilting.

My machine is on “layaway” and I’m selling bikes & bike stuff locally to fund it. I know, blasphemy right?
06-08-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Velocivixen

I’m going to print this up for myself. I just...

I’m going to print this up for myself. I just bought my first sewing machine! And patterns, and supplies, and sewing machine oil, etc.
06-08-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Velocivixen

Alright. Sounds good. I will use my digital...

Alright. Sounds good. I will use my digital calipers to measure the dropouts just to be sure first.

Alli I have to do in install the fri t derailleur, chain, seat, riser/handlebars ten cable it....
06-08-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Velocivixen

Rear Axle Won’t go Into Dropout After Powder Coat

Bike is in the stand and the right rear dropout slot doesn’t want to let the axle slide in. The other side slid in without issue. I figured the powder coat might be a little thick there. There were...
06-07-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,784
Posted By Velocivixen

@Jeff Wills - How do I find out about the...

@Jeff Wills - How do I find out about the recumbent ride? I have 3 now. Most recently a 1997 Rans Rocket just back from the powder coaters.
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By Velocivixen

I kept the fork original, which has no canti...

I kept the fork original, which has no canti studs. Bike has a Dia Compe “Bulldog” side pull caliper which cleaned up nicely.

I should have it back from the powder coaters end of this week. Will...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By Velocivixen

@budzos - oh would like to see it. Mine will be...

@budzos - oh would like to see it. Mine will be “Cany Purple over Chrome”.

How long ago did you send the fork to Rans?
05-17-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

@nlerner - Hey, so honestly, how did it perform?...

@nlerner - Hey, so honestly, how did it perform? The hub I overhauled? It was a joy to see the innards of one of those! That photo with the rock wall backdrop is great. Reminds me of what I imagine...
05-16-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20,839
Views: 1,989,302
Posted By Velocivixen

Thanks for the photos of the ride. I love seeing...

Thanks for the photos of the ride. I love seeing all those old 3 speeds, as well as the scenery and some of the forum members.

On a different note, I sold 2 of my Raleigh Twenty’s. I had my all...
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