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That hulk doesn't look to bad. It depends how it looks on the bike.

I like that Selle Anatomica leather seat is cool. Pricy, but can see the appeal. I was wanting to re-skin with that old Sprint seat I've been taking from off road build to build forever.
20 miles on the Selle and I was hooked! Cost is the only reason I don't have one already.

No doubt there are times I'll accept a weight penalty using heavy cooler components(I am with a springer). I do need to keep this build portable though. It has to store in small spaces and be carried around up many flights of stairs. The original bike was around 25 Lbs with a steel crank, hubs, stem and seat post. I could lift what's pictured in the OP with a finger. Think I can keep it around the same weight with alloy parts.

My goal is performance and looks. I'll be able to ride my version more comfortably with higher confidence on/off more types of roads. It's a fantastic base where a full size is too large. Not all of us have vast living spaces. I'm not into folding bikes, they tend to look and feel strangely.

Saddle restoration isn't my forte, wish it was. I sure enjoy watching folks working on their own.
 
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20 miles on the Selle and I was hooked! Cost is the only reason I don't have one already.
Twenty miles on brand new? I've heard the Brooks take a hundred miles just to break in. I'd love to get my butt on the Selle Flite
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Twenty miles on brand new? I've heard the Brooks take a hundred miles just to break in. I'd love to get my butt on the Selle Flite
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I love these Selle Italia saddles, they don't take much to break in. I put this one on an old JC Penny Spalding. Felt like it was made for my rear the first time I sat on it.
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That bike is in dire need of repair now. I lent it out. Bottom bracket bent, chainring rubs, stay almost has a hole in it.
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Seat is scuffed on all three points, but will make a good runner at some point. Pulled it this morning and brought it inside to the seat parts drawer.
 
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Twenty miles on brand new? I've heard the Brooks take a hundred miles just to break in. I'd love to get my butt on the Selle Flite
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Not new, fellow rider's, fully adjusted, ventilated. Custom Reynolds tubing road bike he had made in England, early 70's. Didn't find myself having to re-adjusting at all. Forgot to ask which model and his maintenance. We'll meet again soon.
 
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Plenty of pedal of clearance. I can hardly tell the diff between 170 and 175mm arms but get winded earlier with 180mm. I'd rather go efficiency. Not a jumper so what I have is adequate.
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The stem happens to be from a 90's Schwinn Predator. One if my favorites. Side pinch bolts rule.

OG in the house.
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So I need the gears from the left and spacing from the right because the left won't work with an indexed shifter properly.
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Tried to remove the cog with continental chain whips, awkward hold to make enough torque in a straight line.

Made this setup to apply the force against the wall. Never had a thread-on cog this tight before.
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Same Suntour freewheel bodies. Cogs can be easily swapped for custom gearing.
 
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That was quick! I likes mail.
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It's hub with a 5/16'' axle :confused: Need to correct that!
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Dirty dirty... the aroma of stale grease.
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Quick polish... don't forget about the two tone paint laterz.
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Nice and clean.
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Fixed. 3/8'' axle approved.
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Job went fast. Gotta take a leak now... been holding it in the whole time since opening the package.
 

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This last picture is awesome. Love the look, it’s really wacky cool and looks like it would be fun to ride!
 
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This last picture is awesome. Love the look, it’s really wacky cool and looks like it would be fun to ride!
I've got low weight and maneuverability on my side. Great platform to swap parts quick depending on riding conditions. It would be something else with a modern groupset & front rear disks. It could remain a 1X although limited to 7-8 speeds due to the 126mm dropout spacing. I don't want to spread the stays for 9+ gears. I'll just use another ring up front.

How it looked several hours before. Could've entered it the MBBO. Rider on a TT caught up to me, we reach a good speed going up hill together. Had a friendly chat. He let me stay out front. Opened up all 4 barrels on the next hill to see what we could do. Did ok, lost in the end tho... It was the slick tire:rolleyes:
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Returned to this from JAN 2022, still love that version:cool2:
 
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