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07-17-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By special_k

I agree. Don't plan to do too much with saddles...

I agree. Don't plan to do too much with saddles #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) and #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . I am...
07-17-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By special_k

For the Love of Leather Saddles --A Revival Challenge

I picked up 5 leather saddles today for $30. They are of different brands and are in various conditions. I have read quite a few threads on restoring leather saddles, so I figured that I would give...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 545,823
Posted By special_k

I have finally joined the Brompton club!!! I've...

I have finally joined the Brompton club!!!
I've been wanting to get one for more than a year now...but with the budget of a college student, I just couldn't afford the big bucks for a new one.
I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 253,654
Posted By special_k

A rare find on CL: Flamingo folding bike!!! ...

A rare find on CL: Flamingo folding bike!!!
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/3839093441.html
11-08-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By special_k

Mystery bike ID

Found this on a local ad.

Here are the pics that the seller provided. She was not able to give me a lot of information.

The components on the bike seem pretty low end, but the frame takes...
11-01-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,904
Posted By special_k

I've got a Cinelli Rampichino converted to drop...

I've got a Cinelli Rampichino converted to drop bar and barcons.
Before:
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/4876390464_3bbc7d6346.jpg
[I]After:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,952
Posted By special_k

I am working on a Scooma folding bike and have...

I am working on a Scooma folding bike and have struggled with the same problem. I was looking for a freehub to fit a cassette. Most of the 16" rims off of kids bike have 28h drillings and 28h...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-12, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,695
Posted By special_k

Ride quality seems to be a priority of yours... ...

Ride quality seems to be a priority of yours...
Have you considered a Bike Friday tikit?
It rides great, it rolls well when folded, and you can customize the build.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,227
Posted By special_k

GT Course Reynolds 853 frameset

GT Course road frame
with signature triple triangle construction
I believe it's from 1998
Reynolds 853 tubing
52cm

Any idea on what it's worth?...
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By special_k

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6637313327_9c62...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6637313327_9c62181208.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6637312151_9af3fd841a.jpg
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By special_k

Campagnolo Record Strata Crankset GIOS Pantographed

This came on a Vitus bike that I recently bought:
-Campagnolo Strada crankset
-53-42 chainrings (the larger ring has the words "GIOS" etched on the edges)
-170mm length
-144bcd
I've tried to...
08-08-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By special_k

The two Campagnolo jerseys in my collection: ...

The two Campagnolo jerseys in my collection:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5992396336_39944ee4f4.jpg
The purple/orange one on the left was a thrift store find. The blue one on the right was...
08-04-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7,379
Views: 2,148,307
Posted By special_k

Univega de oro before the conversion ...

Univega de oro
before the conversion
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/5840074812_5075d9602b.jpg
after the conversion, drop bars and bar ends...
08-04-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,178,604
Posted By special_k

TREK 660 conversion built from a frame I found ...

TREK 660 conversion
built from a frame I found
mishmash of parts: 600 calipers, FSA Vero brakes, nitto bars, 105 calipers, rolls saddle...
08-04-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 368,267
Posted By special_k

Univega De Oro after drop bar conversion mish...

Univega De Oro after drop bar conversion
mish mash of parts: SHimano 600 rear d, campy front d, shimano bar ends, mavic rims
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6026/6009948937_381df26c89.jpg...
07-30-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 565,342
Posted By special_k

Here's a Rolls saddle I recovered. Got if free...

Here's a Rolls saddle I recovered. Got if free from a friend
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/5992635812_0024c2a4dc.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5992078375_f1d4eb5348.jpg

I used...
07-20-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,301
Posted By special_k

I've built a tourer-inspired build with an mtb ...

I've built a tourer-inspired build with an mtb
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5854347591_b347a09de9.jpg
I used drop handlebar, but just keep in mind that the top tube is relative longer on...
06-16-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By special_k

Just a quick update on the bike. Dork disc is...

Just a quick update on the bike. Dork disc is gone. I switched to a pair of old Shimano Dura Ace bar ends, put on a front derailleur, and Wrights swallow saddle.
It rolls very nicely and I'm very...
06-01-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,532
Posted By special_k

I've used Shimano Nexus Brake Calipers on my...

I've used Shimano Nexus Brake Calipers on my minivelo.
http://cgi.ebay.ph/Shimano-Nexus-Brake-Caliper-NOS-White-Long-Reach-/390236393587
Can't find a current listing though.
05-15-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,744
Posted By special_k

paid $300 for this cramerotti TT frame, sold it a...

paid $300 for this cramerotti TT frame, sold it a month later after realizing I won't be riding much of it
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5596426127_158595206d.jpg

Fast forward a year...
Forum: BMX
04-25-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,146
Posted By special_k

I have a 53t chainring and a 16t freewheel in the...

I have a 53t chainring and a 16t freewheel in the back, on 451mm tires = 65.9 gear inches
I don't remember exactly how long I took, but probably around 3.5 hours. I had to admit I was dead tired on...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,687
Posted By special_k

I built this up a little more than year ago from...

I built this up a little more than year ago from a kids bike frame.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5439492917_8a388feae4.jpg
Packed it up in a cardboard box and checked it as luggage, without...
Forum: BMX
04-24-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,146
Posted By special_k

Done it: ...

Done it:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5439492917_8a388feae4.jpg
It's totally doable and the the bike rides really well. (Not to mention a great conversation starter)

Mine started off as...
04-17-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,105,449
Posted By special_k

Have: Velo Orange Pannier prototype Shimano...

Have:
Velo Orange Pannier prototype
Shimano 9 speed bar end shifters (L complete and R pod+hardware)

ISO:
downtube shifters
Suntour bar end shifters
Mavic starfish chainring bolt (just...
04-10-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By special_k

Welcome! That's a great bike you've got there. ...

Welcome! That's a great bike you've got there.

The "lever add-ons" you are talking about are called turkey levers or suicide levers. They are not particularly effective for providing reliable...
04-06-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,471
Posted By special_k

I used to ride this Repco, neon to the max! ...

I used to ride this Repco, neon to the max!
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5021/5597008994_052c227592.jpg
and this Cramerotti TT frame that I never got around to building....
03-31-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13,370
Views: 2,650,895
Posted By special_k

Saw this Univega hybrid in my hometown CL. The...

Saw this Univega hybrid in my hometown CL. The seller listed it for $50. I emailed 3.5 hours it was posted, thinking someone would surely beat me to it. I got a reply from the seller the next day,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,819
Posted By special_k

The bike you linked was mine. It has come a long...

The bike you linked was mine. It has come a long way since those photos were taken. Got new dual pivot brakes, changed the stem set-up and a new saddle. Here is how it looks now:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,863
Posted By special_k

I have one of those I'm looking to sell...Worked...

I have one of those I'm looking to sell...Worked great on my mini velo with 451mm tires too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,834
Posted By special_k

Kinda like this? ...

Kinda like this?
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5439492917_8a388feae4.jpg
With all the minivelos from big brand manufacturers, mine feel less special...
03-12-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By special_k

I have a blue. Awaiting some major...

I have a blue. Awaiting some major transformation.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5440049608_f5e93081bc.jpg

I'm pretty sure I've seen a red one on Randyjawa's website.
We just need to find...
03-05-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By special_k

Do you mean taking the shifter part completely...

Do you mean taking the shifter part completely apart? Are there instructions on how to accomplish this? The Shimano website only does not show how.
03-05-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By special_k

9 speed bar end shifter does not work in friction mode

I bough a pair of bar end shifters on ebay for cheap.
The front shifter is fine, but the rear shifter's indexing is not shifting smoothly.
I have opened it up and discovered one of the tabs have...
02-19-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13,370
Views: 2,650,895
Posted By special_k

Picked up a couple of two nice bikes and a frame...

Picked up a couple of two nice bikes and a frame in the last couple of weeks:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5459523937_625920b434.jpg
Jeunet 631
Reynolds 531 tubing
Mavic tubular rims
TA...
02-18-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,582
Posted By special_k

I love that stem! how is it attached to the...

I love that stem! how is it attached to the steerer?
02-18-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,582
Posted By special_k

It's a Cinelli Rampichino. ...

It's a Cinelli Rampichino.
http://www.cinelli.it/memorabilia/eng/044.html
02-18-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,582
Posted By special_k

i've done a similar conversion ...

i've done a similar conversion
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5393375647_235ce3757e.jpg
I got a tall SR stem that brought the handlebars closer
02-12-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,510,076
Posted By special_k

My DIY minivelo: ...

My DIY minivelo:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5439492917_8a388feae4.jpg
20" 451mm wheels
Pake 165mm cranks
53-16 gearing
Managed to pack it in a cardboard box just under regulation sized...
02-12-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By special_k

Bottecchia DeLuxe seatpost size and bb threading

I'm trading for a Bottecchia Deluxe. Here are pics:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5440049608_f5e93081bc.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/5440049664_3e28ab7b67.jpg

Most of the...
02-04-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By special_k

and you have to make sure the bb is not too low,...

and you have to make sure the bb is not too low, or you will get pedal strike.
01-27-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By special_k

Thanks everyone for their comments and I AGREE,...

Thanks everyone for their comments and I AGREE, that fugly pie plate has got to go. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the different handlebar setups. Like my Dad always say," If you never try,...
01-27-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By special_k

Cinelli is finally DONE!

I got a Cinelli Rampichino MTB on CL a couple months ago.

Here's what it looks like originally...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4876390464_3bbc7d6346.jpg...
01-19-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By special_k

I've done this to a Cinelli Rampicchino. I simply...

I've done this to a Cinelli Rampicchino. I simply removed the inner chainring and the front derailleur. It now has 1X7 gearing controlled by a single bar end shifter. Shifting is really smooth.
I...
01-07-11, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,694
Posted By special_k

all that metal probably won't get past x-ray...

all that metal probably won't get past x-ray screens anyways
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By special_k

not cream, but white? ...

not cream, but white?
http://cgi.ebay.com/20X1-75-BICYCLE-WHITE-STREET-TIRE-FIT-20-BIKE-NEW-/380041090250?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item587c36d4ca
12-02-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,696
Posted By special_k

I'm 19 and I love C&V bikes! There's just a...

I'm 19 and I love C&V bikes! There's just a classic elegance about these machines.
I picked up cycling again after a mountain biking trip in 10th grade. I rode a vintage Yokota mountain bike with...
11-30-10, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By special_k

Don't know how well this works, but looks cool. ...

Don't know how well this works, but looks cool.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Park-Tool-Rear-Bicycle-Bag-Support-Rack-/190466994569?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c58b7b189
11-08-10, 04:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,418
Posted By special_k

I did! Went on my longest ride to date on my...

I did! Went on my longest ride to date on my minivelo, down the B&A trail to the Velo Orange garage sale!
10-15-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6,469
Views: 1,499,171
Posted By special_k

1985 Cinelli Rampachinio Before (all original):...

1985 Cinelli Rampachinio
Before (all original):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4876390464_3bbc7d6346.jpg
10-02-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By special_k

close enough? ...

close enough?
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/bik/1983431364.html
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