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09-25-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Velocivixen

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/beaverto...

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/beaverton-fresh-raleigh-twenty-folder/6986009089.html


Here it is. Hope this works.
09-25-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,889
Posted By Velocivixen

I have always enjoyed “paying it forward”. Giving...

I have always enjoyed “paying it forward”. Giving without expectation or patting myself on the back for being a “good person”. I have been on the receiving end of other’s acts of kindness and...
09-25-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Velocivixen

Outstanding Raleigh Twenty $400

Iím thinning the herd and selling my fully restored Raleigh Twenty Folder. Itís been powderciated with new decals and much, much more. Please see my local CL listing for bikes in Portland, OR. Prefer...
08-29-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,984
Posted By Velocivixen

I think I got the cones at my local bike shop -...

I think I got the cones at my local bike shop - they keep random cones in a box for people like me. They’re generous about searching their stash & just giving them to me.
08-27-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By Velocivixen

Sorry to hear the news. I was hoping to come up...

Sorry to hear the news. I was hoping to come up with a recumbent to ride the trail.
08-18-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,530
Posted By Velocivixen

I have a nice “student” violin (started classes a...

I have a nice “student” violin (started classes a year ago), but love the sound of my other violin - from the early 1880’s. It sounds so lovely.
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By Velocivixen

Shahmatt- wow, what a cool bike. Did you figure...

Shahmatt- wow, what a cool bike. Did you figure it out on your own or were you following a plan?
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By Velocivixen

Hitchrider.com we have a Hitchrider rack,...

Hitchrider.com

we have a Hitchrider rack, from California, and it’s well built and well designed. Rose City Recumbents in Portland recommended them. Shipping on their racks is free.
07-22-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Velocivixen

For a rear derailleur, take ahold of the “arm”...

For a rear derailleur, take ahold of the “arm” with the lower jockey wheel and try to jiggle it side to side. It easily moves side to side it could be replaced. If I were you I’d replace chain &...
07-21-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,710
Posted By Velocivixen

northbend - your “hobo chalet” on Field note day...

northbend - your “hobo chalet” on Field note day 3. To the right way in the back is someone riding a recumbent.
07-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,710
Posted By Velocivixen

I see a recumbent rider in the background of this...

I see a recumbent rider in the background of this photo. Did you see many?
07-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By Velocivixen

Bummer for sure. It happens, and as you said you...

Bummer for sure. It happens, and as you said you can keep the bits you want and put on another frame. I hope that you keep this thread updated with further projects.
07-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Velocivixen

Have rows of bike hooks along the beams in...

Have rows of bike hooks along the beams in garage, so hang bikes, wheels, etc.
07-19-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Velocivixen

I’ve found a nifty thing to do with my iPhone. I...

I’ve found a nifty thing to do with my iPhone. I would take a photo of the blue bike, then go to the photo and use the “mark up” function. Then I would use an Apple Pencil or similar and choose red...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,626
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - Are you still working on your Linear?

lucille - Are you still working on your Linear?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Velocivixen

Unless you have wheel building skills I would...

Unless you have wheel building skills I would avoid doing this yourself. It involves later & radial truing, dish and spoke tensions, and requires some specialized tools like a spoke wrench among...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,849
Posted By Velocivixen

I would wear moisture wicking attire. Don’t spend...

I would wear moisture wicking attire. Don’t spend a lot, just go to any place like Target or Old Navy, etc. You can get some exercise clothes there. Don’t wear shorts like in the picture, because...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,273
Posted By Velocivixen

Ok, yes, I’ve gotten the link to the recall site....

Ok, yes, I’ve gotten the link to the recall site. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,273
Posted By Velocivixen

Which of the Bike E’s were part of the federal...

Which of the Bike E’s were part of the federal safety recall? I worry about getting one because of that.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,602
Posted By Velocivixen

Sorry about your loss Jeff and glad you’re safe....

Sorry about your loss Jeff and glad you’re safe. Can wait to see your Phoenix.

I still have never ridden a long wheel based bike......
07-16-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Velocivixen

I would get a whole new wheel whose hub will...

I would get a whole new wheel whose hub will accommodate either road or mountain cassettes. Some bikes come with rear dropout spacing of 132.5 so can go either way.
07-15-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Velocivixen

I’m sorry to hear about your brother, and I know...

I’m sorry to hear about your brother, and I know that these changes can be sad. Has he considered riding a Recumbent bike?! There are all kinds out there. I’m mostly riding recumbents as a...
07-13-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Velocivixen

I just replaced the outer & middle chainrings on...

I just replaced the outer & middle chainrings on my triple & had the same question. The SRAM instructional guide said that the tab that protrudes from the large chainring aligns with the crank arm....
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By Velocivixen

Well, you like what you like. Wish I was near you...

Well, you like what you like. Wish I was near you - I’d have bought it. Keep us posted.
07-04-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,913
Posted By Velocivixen

Thanks. Happy & save travels to all.

Thanks. Happy & save travels to all.
07-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,913
Posted By Velocivixen

gugie - great ride. So you’re arriving at atelier...

gugie - great ride. So you’re arriving at atelier tomorrow?
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,696
Posted By Velocivixen

You can make a Giro a bit lighter with a carbon...

You can make a Giro a bit lighter with a carbon fork and a different seat that’s lighter. Not sure by how much. Tires and components also.

Someone once suggested that, for example, you want your...
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning...

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning the pedals the correct direction? Stand on one side of the bike (drivetrain side, for example) and say to yourself “back off”. That means you turn that...
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this...

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this is the first image. Itís a beauty! Brake pads tend to harden over time and donít grip as well as when new. I would spring for new brake pads.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,070
Posted By Velocivixen

https://flic.kr/p/UaBzTA Raleigh Twenty Hub...

https://flic.kr/p/UaBzTA

Raleigh Twenty Hub (https://flic.kr/p/VoCips)



I rebuilt the wheels with Sun Rhino Lite (black) 406 rims. The front has Sturmey Archer drum brake, and the rear has...
06-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,182
Posted By Velocivixen

Mr. Velocivixen saw the bear and took a photo...

Mr. Velocivixen saw the bear and took a photo when he (the bear) looked my alert & friendly.
06-27-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21,541
Views: 2,174,887
Posted By Velocivixen

Hi All, I’ve got 2 Sturmey Archer front dynamo...

Hi All, I’ve got 2 Sturmey Archer front dynamo hubs that I’ve overhauled & they work. Do you think if I posted them for sale in the classified section anyone here would be interested? I think 1 is...
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,649
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: 21,541
Views: 2,174,887
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: 21,541
Views: 2,174,887
Posted By Velocivixen

3speedslow - nice use of Carradice bags. Iíve got...

3speedslow - nice use of Carradice bags. Iíve got a ďBarleyĒ on the back of mine. Never thought about putting one up front.
03-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Velocivixen

The proportions are outstanding - perfectly...

The proportions are outstanding - perfectly balanced.
03-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
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: 372
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: 577
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: 1,079
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: 459
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: 2,273
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: 113
Views: 5,200
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: 1,499
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: 365
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: 21,541
Views: 2,174,887
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: 365
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: 1,499
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 26Ē rear & 20Ē front. For my height & x-seam it was a good fit.

How tall are you? With 26Ē wheels youíll need long legs to get your...
08-13-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,895
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...
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