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  • I softened the leather and saddle is reshaping as we speak, we'll see tomorrow if it works. I'm feeling optimistic. I've documented the progress in my Instagram stories, if I ruin the saddle I can let the content die in peace, if it works, I'll document it somewhere more permanently.


  • Thought it might have been someone on here! Cool bike

  • its fucked up right now, 7900 cranks and sram 1x AND its on the turbo

  • Thanks!

    Bit of progress with the saddle, from this:

    To this:

  • Ehhh... Good effort and interesting pics on your insta but still looks like a dead fish ;)

  • Its a sign of the times, in ten years it’d be an icon for cycling during corona. Maybe get an analog trainer and mount a Paul thumbie to set the resistance.

  • I'm glad you noticed, that's the look I was going for!

  • You've put me in my plaice.

  • The year hasn't been the easiest. But at least I have had time for a quick camper conversion of a WV Transporter, some driving around with the family during summer and building this little thing:

    A Kuwahara Nagano 1x7 with some wide moped handlebars.

    Oh, and my wife painted the San Sebastian. Old black paint was getting quite scruffy, I really like the new mondrianesque look.

  • Kudos to the wife!

  • Thanks !

    Today I had a free afternoon and a chance to finish the Crescent "Pepita".

    I think it turned out quite nice, this might be the prettiest bike I've had.

  • Nice! Always nice to see a "Världsmästarcykeln" that can actually ride fast!

  • Suuuper lovely and tidy, love it! It's a work of art really!

  • Damn I like this bike, a parts bin build really, but haven't changed a thing since. Minor problem with the seat post clamp requiring a massive tightening torque, but a better clamp should fix that.

  • Garage cleaning day. While it might seem that I have many similar bikes, actually there's a road plus -bike, a gravel bike, a light touring bike, and an allroad bike. Zero overlap, see?

  • I bought this some time ago (sellers pic), it now looks like this:

    So, the bike is a GT Peace Tour. We sold a few of these during my first years working in a bike shop ('09-'10). Reynolds steel frame, disc brakes, plenty of tyre clearance etc. I've kept my eyes open for one of these for a few years now until finally finding this practically unused one. My changes to it were minor really, On-One Brian handlebars, Cambium, tyres, etc.

    I've mostly been riding it on mtb trails. With the Rock'n'roads it's a lot more capable bike than my '98 Kuwahara. I thought about converting it to 1x9, but I seem to really need the granny gear... One thing I'm missing is a dropper post. Does anyone have experience with the remoteless ones? I don't need to adjust the seat all the time, but being able to get it out of the way for some descents would be nice.

  • Ooh yeah i like that. Usually i hate those kinda bright mixed bar tape but looks good here i reckon. Really nice photos as well, what is your camera setup?

  • Sweet bike! I’m also droppercurious, having ridden some trails on my Odd Cycles Randomör.

    The road fit isn’t great on trails... following with interest!

  • I have many similar bikes

    Nice bunch. What's the front rack on the grey bike? Always looking for options for mid fork mounts.

  • Also, any recent pics of the dead fish saddle? Did you manage to make it useable in the end?

  • Thanks for your comments!

    Here's a closeup of the bar tape. I quite like it, brings some colour to an otherwise slightly dull colour scheme.

    I took these pictures with a Canon EOS-1DS and a Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.8 (M42). I think this is my second favourite lense for bike pics.

    The front rack on my grey BLB is an old Blackburn Mountain rack.

    Project Dead Fish is dead to me, I sold it after the bike had sat outside for a few months with no progress whatsover. Sadly I don't have time for such a pile of... large project right now. I think the saddle would have been okay, I figured out the scaly surface would have gotten smoother with some use.

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