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10-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By thinktubes

When you hear the "true call", you need to...

When you hear the "true call", you need to answer.
Forum: Introductions
10-27-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By thinktubes

Rode down there last November - it was colder...

Rode down there last November - it was colder than a tin man's arse!

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10-23-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 900
Posted By thinktubes

Here's a pic for reference. The infamous "$1 Trek...

Here's a pic for reference. The infamous "$1 Trek 400".

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10-22-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

72 degrees this evening in Chicago. Not bad for...

72 degrees this evening in Chicago. Not bad for late Oct. No wind. Jerry Ortega sightings = 1

Fall color in the Ravines off if Sheridan
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10-18-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By thinktubes

Pulley.

Pulley.
10-18-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By thinktubes

Cage looks twisted. On the plus side, it has red...

Cage looks twisted. On the plus side, it has red "speed pulleys".
10-18-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By thinktubes

I really like 48T for the big ring. Works very...

I really like 48T for the big ring. Works very well in flat/windy chicago.
10-17-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

Did 61 miles up to Libertyville for a change of...

Did 61 miles up to Libertyville for a change of pace. Re-discovered a MUP that I hadn't been on in 20+ years. Last time I tried it, it was in very poor condition and only partially paved. Apparently,...
10-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

66 miles up into Lake County. A chunk of "Delta"...

66 miles up into Lake County. A chunk of "Delta" came though and dropped the temp 15 degrees during the middle of the ride, but then rebounded.

Great fall day and the color is really popping!
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10-08-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By thinktubes

Not after Labor Day...

Not after Labor Day...
10-06-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

I rode my first century on a LeMans just like...

I rode my first century on a LeMans just like that. Nice zippy bike!
10-06-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By thinktubes

this. Sunshine makes some nice stuff. ...

this.

Sunshine makes some nice stuff.

As far as length, use your prefered method to adjust your seat fore/aft and then choose a stem that is comfortable.

In a nutshell, use the seat...
10-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,356
Posted By thinktubes

Because the metric system is just a passing fad.

Because the metric system is just a passing fad.
10-05-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

The Rock House...

The Rock House (http://greenwoodtimes.com/content/rock-house-part-2?page=0,0)

One of the best parts of this thread is finding out about local points of interest.
10-01-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,849
Posted By thinktubes

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09-30-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By thinktubes

I would "finish the job" and remove it. I...

I would "finish the job" and remove it.

I would use the bolt-on Campy thing or go with a guide under the BB.
09-30-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,611
Posted By thinktubes

Second-hand Silca all the way. Usually get them...

Second-hand Silca all the way. Usually get them for a couple of bucks at thrifts/rummage/garage sales.

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09-30-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By thinktubes

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Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By thinktubes

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09-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

Mason Hill Road. I grew up in Crystal Lake and...

Mason Hill Road. I grew up in Crystal Lake and rode up that on a Schwinn Stingray!
09-27-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

Bianchigirll - those decorations are awesome!

Bianchigirll - those decorations are awesome!
09-26-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

Smokey here - strong winds from the west. Did 68...

Smokey here - strong winds from the west. Did 68 miles up into Lake County. Cooler than predicted temps helped extend range.

Quiet lane with fall color and Birch trees.
...
09-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
Posted By thinktubes

Tri-color/half-moon cage ...

Tri-color/half-moon cage

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09-20-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

The seasons are changing - 52 degrees when I went...

The seasons are changing - 52 degrees when I went out this morning. Did 64 miles north. Had a wasp fly in my jersey and sting my chest, but not a bad day for a ride.

Color is coming in - lots of...
09-19-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,701
Posted By thinktubes

Because there are a lot of "reds" and...

Because there are a lot of "reds" and troublemakers on this forum.
09-19-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,287
Posted By thinktubes

At various times: A kitten A Trombone A...

At various times:

A kitten
A Trombone
A case of Bud longnecks
A couple of guitar amps I bought at auction
09-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,480
Posted By thinktubes

Yep that was me. Stripped spoke and crappy build...

Yep that was me. Stripped spoke and crappy build on both wheels - I'll vote with my wallet.

And thanks for remembering - glad it sunk in.
09-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,480
Posted By thinktubes

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09-15-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,019
Posted By thinktubes

I'm sure the sunset over the corn was something...

I'm sure the sunset over the corn was something to see abshipp
09-14-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,421
Posted By thinktubes

it could be worse... ...

it could be worse...

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09-14-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By thinktubes

Get a Laser.

Get a Laser.
09-13-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

After a week of rain and cool temps, I was able...

After a week of rain and cool temps, I was able sneak off for a 63-miler up north.

Seasons are definitely changing and the trees are starting to show color.
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09-11-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By thinktubes

AKA "Naper-Vanilla"

AKA "Naper-Vanilla"
09-04-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,206
Posted By thinktubes

Hard to beat a Tabby!

Hard to beat a Tabby!
09-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,384
Posted By thinktubes

Thanks for "weighing in" on that - good to...

Thanks for "weighing in" on that - good to know.
09-02-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,384
Posted By thinktubes

Tri-color - cuz it's awesome!

Tri-color - cuz it's awesome!
09-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,176
Posted By thinktubes

I grew up in Crystal Lake. Sterne's Woods, was...

I grew up in Crystal Lake. Sterne's Woods, was "Old Man" Sterne's farm at the time. Used to blast through there on a dirt bike. Fished at Moraine Hills. Couple of good hills out in Bull Valley.
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08-29-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

Lake Bluff (again). Wanted to head into western...

Lake Bluff (again). Wanted to head into western Lake County, but didn't time. Very pleasant temps, dropped from 95 yesterday, to 80. Cool Canadian (thanks!) air makes it feel like autumn. 55 miles...
08-28-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By thinktubes

Seconded...

Seconded...
08-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,176
Posted By thinktubes

No hills or mountains in Illinois. Hard to...

No hills or mountains in Illinois. Hard to comprend some of rides in PNW and Mid-South.
08-24-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,542
Posted By thinktubes

Used to ride through there all the time when I...

Used to ride through there all the time when I lived in Oak Park (1990s).

i think the herds of white "radio active" deer are gone...
...
08-21-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,734
Posted By thinktubes

Anything with "gravel" in the title.

Anything with "gravel" in the title.
08-21-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,083
Posted By thinktubes

Yep - 700x23 Pro 4 Service Course 100 psi. ...

Yep - 700x23 Pro 4 Service Course 100 psi.

Measures at 0.932 = 23.5mm

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08-21-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,083
Posted By thinktubes

+1 Michelin Pros 700x23 100 psi + Illinois...

+1 Michelin Pros 700x23

100 psi + Illinois roads
08-21-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By thinktubes

Sweet!!! ...

Sweet!!!

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08-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By thinktubes

Yep - post away. And welcome!

Yep - post away. And welcome!
08-17-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,604
Posted By thinktubes

After the bomb, it will be all cockroaches and...

After the bomb, it will be all cockroaches and carbon Treks...
08-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By thinktubes

Higher rez FWIW.... ...

Higher rez FWIW....

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08-15-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,536
Posted By thinktubes

TL;DR, no white space. Need an ex. summary.

TL;DR, no white space. Need an ex. summary.
08-15-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,701
Posted By thinktubes

Not mine but I raced a 1976 Suzuki RM100 BITD...

Not mine but I raced a 1976 Suzuki RM100 BITD that looked very much like this one. The laydown suspension was a huge leap forward and I added a pair of Fox Airshox, as was the style in those days....
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