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Show Off Your Townies

Old 09-25-17, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Are you avoiding leather because of rain?
No, I stopped buying leather things some years ago (I've been a vegetarian for 8 years). I say this not intending to start a debate. And yet another reason to look for a non-leather vintage saddle, I think I like the challenge of finding something that suits well other than a Brooks. For example, I found that for steel road bikes a Fabric saddle looks (to me) as good as a Turbo (even though the Turbo comes in a synthetic version also).

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Old 11-04-17, 06:36 PM
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Wife's townie, a 24" keed's bike:



We have a 27" version almost just like this. We want to do the exact same thing to it.
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Old 05-14-18, 10:35 AM
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My Murphy Marty townie, with the rear rack saddle bag combo and without. I've gotten so it takes me less than ten minutes to put the rack on or take it off.


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Old 05-14-18, 06:35 PM
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I got some new parts, so I get to show it again, right?

I got back my nice bar from my son (Origin8 Citi Classic), and found this ancient comfy leather touring saddle at St. Vinny's.

Also, I straightened out the fork this winter, so now I can ride it no-hands. Total weight as shown is 22 pounds.


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Old 05-14-18, 08:29 PM
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Here's the last pics I'll post of my now dead and gone townie, a final send off for a noble steed. *Taps plays*
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Old 05-14-18, 08:36 PM
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My Murphy Marty townie, with the rear rack saddle bag combo and without. I've gotten so it takes me less than ten minutes to put the rack on or take it off.
The panniers say townie but the unwrapped drop bars totally do not. I guess sometimes you have to run your errands quickly. great looking bike either way!
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Old 05-15-18, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by coffinjewel View Post
The panniers say townie but the unwrapped drop bars totally do not. I guess sometimes you have to run your errands quickly. great looking bike either way!
Track in the front, townie in the back. It's the SSFG mullet!

Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's a nice bike. And I'm glad this thread's back on the first page.
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Old 05-15-18, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
It's the SSFG mullet!

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Old 05-15-18, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by coffinjewel View Post
The panniers say townie but the unwrapped drop bars totally do not. I guess sometimes you have to run your errands quickly. great looking bike either way!
Yeah everyone points out the unwrapped handle bars. I wear gloves when its cold and when its hot I feel like I never have any trouble with gripping or road noise so its not a problem. Definitely an aesthetic choice to leave them off though.

She's my only bike and I ride her almost everyday. Classy towny is what I was going for.
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Old 05-15-18, 02:57 PM
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Old 05-15-18, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
Track in the front, townie in the back. It's the SSFG mullet!

Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's a nice bike. And I'm glad this thread's back on the first page.
my bike be like...



is there a rule against posting cars in this forum?
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Old 05-16-18, 09:09 PM
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It's on page 22, dude! Come on!
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Old 05-19-18, 06:22 AM
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Two speed Automatix on the Evo and a three speed SA on the Peugeot.

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Old 05-19-18, 09:36 AM
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Old 05-19-18, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by pcf View Post
Two speed Automatix on the Evo and a three speed SA on the Peugeot.

Stupid handlebars don't make your bikes townies.
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Old 05-19-18, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Richk View Post
Also not a townie by any stretch.
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Old 05-20-18, 09:24 AM
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73 Raleigh Super Course.
https://flic.kr/p/26dRpRY
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Old 05-30-18, 08:51 AM
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lol at those bars
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Old 05-30-18, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by instrumentality View Post
My Murphy Marty townie, with the rear rack saddle bag combo and without. I've gotten so it takes me less than ten minutes to put the rack on or take it off.

bad example of a townie my dude. cool bag tho
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Old 05-30-18, 06:23 PM
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Dam whatever happened to the real townies. What are these monstrosities? So if I put a brooks saddle on my bike is it townie?
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Old 05-30-18, 06:25 PM
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Very Nice. Thanks for posting a proper looking townie.
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Originally Posted by coffinjewel View Post


Here's the last pics I'll post of my now dead and gone townie, a final send off for a noble steed. *Taps plays*
I love this bike. So many things on it shouldn't match, but to me it works and looks well put together. Was it a total loss? It'd be cool if you could save some little odds and ends to transplant on to the new bike.
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I'll play....cheapo Nashbar, but it gets the job done.
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Originally Posted by SirSoyrizo View Post
Very Nice. Thanks for posting a proper looking townie.
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I'll play....cheapo Nashbar, but it gets the job done.
That thing looks the business. I have those same grips. They are great. Very soft and tacky, yet they don't seem to get dirty.
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Old 05-31-18, 08:16 AM
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Was it a total loss? It'd be cool if you could save some little odds and ends to transplant on to the new bike.
Thanks ^_^ yeah I really loved it too. The panniers, bell, and now very bent fenders all made it onto it's replacment. I can't show that in this thread bc it has too many gears. the basket that I managed to straighten out (wald makes some durable stuff!) Will go on a very rusty Eaton Glider I have sitting around once I'm ready to build it.
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