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Old 01-14-16, 03:56 PM
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Put a Brooks saddle and some pullback tourist bars on it, and you're good to call it a townie.
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Old 01-24-16, 09:30 PM
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Had some fun with my townie yesterday.







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Old 05-12-16, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
Road my townie around, well, town today and exercised the cam on ye olde potatophone.





I really dig your Moto townie. Do you have any feedback on the saddle? I am trying to decide on one for my current townie build. I do not have any prior experience riding upright so I am open to suggestions.
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Old 05-12-16, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48 View Post
I really dig your Moto townie. Do you have any feedback on the saddle? I am trying to decide on one for my current townie build. I do not have any prior experience riding upright so I am open to suggestions.
Thanks. I would say the saddle is very solid for the money (it's Velo Orange's Brooks Swallow lookalike, in case it wasn't apparent). I haven't put very many miles on it and it's still far from punishing. If you really want to go whole hog with the townie build, then a sprung Brooks saddle would probably be even more comfortable still (though I've never tried one myself).
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Old 05-26-16, 07:04 AM
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this thread needs more love

new matching esi grips, my hands are happy now

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Old 05-26-16, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
this thread needs more love
A+ for ingenuity on the chainring segment as light bracket.
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Old 05-26-16, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
this thread needs more love

new matching esi grips, my hands are happy now


Those grips are silicone, but they look like foam rubber. Are they dense or fluffy? Kinda curious.

I swapped the 45mm tires down to 35mm on this bike. HUGE rolling improvement. The 45s were also just big enough to alter the trail enough to introduce a little wheel flop when turning. All good now.



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Old 05-26-16, 10:54 AM
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Old 05-26-16, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
this thread needs more love

new matching esi grips, my hands are happy now

I actually seen a dude with the exact same colored mb-2 as you a couple days before.
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Old 05-26-16, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Are they dense or fluffy?
yes.

they fall somewhere between, they dont squish in your hands like ****ty 80s/90s foam grips and dont disintegrate from sweat or heat, but theyre not rock hard like lockon style rubber (which my hands hated, and why i got these), they clean up super easy

i have the same grips (just thicker) on my fatbike and im pretty sure theyre my favorite grips of ever.
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Old 05-26-16, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
yes.

they fall somewhere between, they dont squish in your hands like ****ty 80s/90s foam grips and dont disintegrate from sweat or heat, but theyre not rock hard like lockon style rubber (which my hands hated, and why i got these), they clean up super easy

i have the same grips (just thicker) on my fatbike and im pretty sure theyre my favorite grips of ever.
I noticed they are available in a variety of diameters. That is a great thing for a grip company to do.
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Old 05-26-16, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I noticed they are available in a variety of diameters. That is a great thing for a grip company to do.
and the fit which is a tapered combination of 2 different ones, i have the extra chunky on the fat and the chunky here. new cockpit for fatso this weekend and it will get the tapered "fit" version which is a combo of extra chunky/chunky

you can get them in colors and color combos too

also theyre pretty damn cheap and weigh like nothing
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Old 05-27-16, 06:32 AM
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Cruising the park sipping a Paloma.
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Old 05-27-16, 12:12 PM
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Saw this semi-townie today in downtown Denver...
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Old 05-27-16, 12:21 PM
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aint nothin townie about that atrocity.

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Old 05-27-16, 08:55 PM
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wow. i threw up in my mouth.
jackass thread is thattaway ---->
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Old 05-28-16, 07:39 PM
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Thanks @Mumonkan for the idea. I needed a way to mount my dynamo light.

It even has "the answer" stamped on it.
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That's rad.
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Old 05-28-16, 08:09 PM
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Thanks @Mumonkan for the idea. I needed a way to mount my dynamo light.

It even has "the answer" stamped on it.
nice! you used a cool looking ring. it is a brilliant idea and actually is better than off the shelf options for me, because it needed the light to drop and come forward which it does perfectly

i cant take credit for the idea though, i got it from ocean air cycles' blog
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Old 08-05-16, 07:59 PM
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this is my townie in progress. 86 lotus classsique tange 2. drop bars are a pain in my neck so i put these bars on.

IIRC, bars + 2 brake levers + cables + oury grips were around $60 in total. this bike screams down hills it's nuts.






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Old 08-05-16, 08:03 PM
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:: DROOL :: i want my lotus to look like this... in time...


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Old 08-15-16, 02:41 PM
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converting 60s-70s Italvega to townie...

hello all,
just got my hands on a late 60s early 70s Italvega. It's an older Italian bike that has a lot of period detail (lugged steel frame, chrome crown fork w/ chrome tips, cable hangar, campy shifters/derailleurs, etc.). The tube set is a little heavy, so I'd like to turn it into a city/townie bike. I want to change out the drop handlebars, brake lines/cables and brake levers since they are the ugliest things about the bike. A little about the color scheme: light blue/greyish frame, w/ logo in gold & black pin stripe. Saddle is a black Brooks.
For the handlebar, I like most of the Velo Orange offerings, especially the Postino & the Milan bars.


1. classic black grip, gold cable housing, classic chrome levers OR
2. gold bar tape (covering most of the bar), black cable housing, reverse brake levers


Please chime in...
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Old 08-16-16, 11:20 AM
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1. classic black grip, gold cable housing, classic chrome levers OR
2. gold bar tape (covering most of the bar), black cable housing, reverse brake levers
Grips AND tape. Best of both worlds. Multiple hand positions for climbs, headwinds, downhills, and max comfort when fully upright. Definitely standard levers, presumably silver to match your stem/seatpost etc. I'd go blue or grey tape and blue, grey, or black grips.





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Old 08-16-16, 11:53 AM
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I friggin' love your bikes SquidPuppet! Makes me want to build up a townie for myself.. Man how I wish I was a millionaire!
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Old 08-16-16, 01:10 PM
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that mix of rubber grip, synthetic bar tape, and cloth tape is such a bad look.
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