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01-10-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Chris Chicago

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
01-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,874
Posted By Chris Chicago

Are you going to lay the foam tape over the tire...

Are you going to lay the foam tape over the tire to get the fender spaced correctly above the tire?

Does the foam tape compress?
11-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 125,924
Posted By Chris Chicago

i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but...

i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but never pulled the trigger. here is a pic I pulled from their site iirc. it's from late 2011.

have only seen 1 or 2 on the street in the 8 years since
...
11-26-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 125,924
Posted By Chris Chicago

I remember the frames selling slowly and getting...

I remember the frames selling slowly and getting down to around $400 before they were gone. a few may have been sold on ebay for less. too bad bc it is cool bike
11-19-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Chris Chicago

cool crank

cool crank
11-01-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x747/bike_fun_7a29830e5e93cebd6094f14dff5cb3cd85ba0137.jpg
11-01-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,045
Posted By Chris Chicago

don't hit the stem bolt with a bare hammer. you...

don't hit the stem bolt with a bare hammer. you will likely leave a mark that reminds you of your mistake for eternity.
10-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,351
Posted By Chris Chicago

I have no inside information, at all. My...

I have no inside information, at all.

My guess is TJ was tired of working with the newspaper and waiting for the right moment to break away. Decided he could piggy back on the Carson King story...
10-12-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/mongoose_shiny_b91068613575fd7fd9301d23f6e8c3db3b8595d6.jpg

2011
10-11-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190507_163819_a633e2c1ccc45592df82921bc85797531c6d64d1.jpg...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By Chris Chicago

50 miles at 17.5mph seems crazy fast. congrats!...

50 miles at 17.5mph seems crazy fast. congrats!

you juicin?
09-28-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,652
Posted By Chris Chicago

Diamondback apex, ascent. Fuji mount Fuji ...

Diamondback apex, ascent.
Fuji mount Fuji
GITANE had a atb.

If you're patient you'll score.
Check this thread for more...
09-21-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,737
Posted By Chris Chicago

Very cool bike. What is that spoke protector in...

Very cool bike. What is that spoke protector in front for? The computer?
08-28-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By Chris Chicago

how about this one ...

how about this one

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1986/1986French3.jpg
08-27-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By Chris Chicago

Might be the middle one ...

Might be the middle one
http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1985_pg3.jpg
08-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By Chris Chicago

it was nice but had some small dents and a...

it was nice but had some small dents and a replacement fork. I'm weighing that against fixing it.

coincidentally I had the same bike with better version of the frame in my possession this...
08-08-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By Chris Chicago

yeah, pop or snap sound then wheel starts rubbing...

yeah, pop or snap sound then wheel starts rubbing the chainstay. I tried getting it on straight for 10minutes before noticing the crack. that would be fun to have on video, me scratching my head...
08-08-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By Chris Chicago

Snap there goes the old Trek

this happened yesterday. from what I gather it maybe can be tig welded. but could be cheaper to just find another frame. It's an early 80s trek 610, 24in.

I had squeezed a 130mm hubbed wheel in...
06-13-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By Chris Chicago

As a commuter, the slacker geo of the alpina...

As a commuter, the slacker geo of the alpina would be hard to resist. those early 80's atbs just cruise nice. Also, any mtb without a unicrown fork is a big plus. The crank, as mentioned above...
06-09-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Chris Chicago

With the cream tires I think it's the raddest...

With the cream tires I think it's the raddest looking bike I've seen on BF. I've gone looking for those pics before . Thanks for digging them up.
06-07-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Chris Chicago

do you have any pictures from when you put those...

do you have any pictures from when you put those creamy colored 650b tires on it?
05-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,938
Posted By Chris Chicago

kind of wish the supply dried up sooner...with...

kind of wish the supply dried up sooner...with little effort acquired 12 from 2010 to 2017 .. average price paid $60

still need to get 3 of them up and running (pink stumpy expert, red rockhopper,...
05-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Chris Chicago

100 euro plus or minus 50 in america anyway....

100 euro plus or minus 50

in america anyway. it's a nice bike but not a big demand.

have no idea about your local market
04-11-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,911
Posted By Chris Chicago

I thought this was about the mountain bike they...

I thought this was about the mountain bike they gave employees that was mocked on bike forums bitd
...
03-29-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,818
Posted By Chris Chicago

Put super skinny tires on a set of mag wheels,...

Put super skinny tires on a set of mag wheels, and get a carbon fork. Only wear spandex ....everyone will fear you.
03-21-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Chris Chicago

yes. I have done this successfully

yes. I have done this successfully
03-17-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,430
Posted By Chris Chicago

Did you miss the show a picture of your cat...

Did you miss the show a picture of your cat thread?
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,058
Posted By Chris Chicago

that looks like a pretty nice one to find used. ...

that looks like a pretty nice one to find used. cant go wrong
02-27-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,510
Posted By Chris Chicago

trek 950,970, 990. maybe a stumpy or rockhopper....

trek 950,970, 990. maybe a stumpy or rockhopper. diamondback apex
early 90s should get you the geo you want too. check out the vintage mtb thread or the drop bar conversions. there's a crapton on...
02-24-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Chris Chicago

I had to replace a lot of parts on an old...

I had to replace a lot of parts on an old mongoose atb several years ago to get it back in the road. The 2 compatibility problems I recall were.
1- rear spacing. The frame was spaced at 126 and the...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,498
Posted By Chris Chicago

that look like an excellent spot for a bridge. ...

that look like an excellent spot for a bridge. does anyone have any insight why it costs so much? 3.4 million is what I read. it's 16 ft wide and 180 long.
...
02-12-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chris Chicago

1 winter i rode the same bike every day and that...

1 winter i rode the same bike every day and that seemed to help keep the chain viable.
but another bike i rode in snow and stopped riding it in the spring. that bike's chain I had to replace often....
Forum: Fatbikes
01-24-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,825
Posted By Chris Chicago

my pug was awesome in the snow. but if the...

my pug was awesome in the snow. but if the street was plowed at all , then a rigid mtb was fine. for me there werent enough unplowed roads around for the fb.
01-13-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,603
Views: 2,119,560
Posted By Chris Chicago

I've got that sierras twin, even the same tires. ...

I've got that sierras twin, even the same tires. It's my favorite bike too. Still trying to figure out why.

Here it is when I first put it together 6 yrs back...
01-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Chris Chicago

Here's a link to the ad with more pics ...

Here's a link to the ad with more pics

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-1988-schwinn-aluminum-pro-186kg/6789622423.html
01-05-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Chris Chicago

Cool crank.

Cool crank.
12-30-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By Chris Chicago

main reason I know about ROMs is in 1980 an older...

main reason I know about ROMs is in 1980 an older kid across the alley wore adidas. his parents were born in germany (dad's name Adolf, coincidentally)

before joining bikeforums i spent time on a...
12-30-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By Chris Chicago

I hear you. also, the roms are less known bc...

I hear you. also, the roms are less known bc they have never been a popular retro. people still wear the lavers and stans.
12-29-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By Chris Chicago

These are cool but look nothing like stan smiths,...

These are cool but look nothing like stan smiths, or rod lavers. They do resemble ROMs....
12-25-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chris Chicago

I broke a sugino triple at the bottom bracket...

I broke a sugino triple at the bottom bracket spindle a couple years ago. was standing up at decent speed but not hauling ass, thankfully. thought I was going to control it but landed on my...
12-21-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,153
Posted By Chris Chicago

here's mine

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/mongoose_shiny_b91068613575fd7fd9301d23f6e8c3db3b8595d6.jpg
rides great. i think it's the slack angles. still on replacement wheels. i...
12-19-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

update: I cleaned the spindle off , though...

update: I cleaned the spindle off , though there was still likely some grease residue inside the square hole of the arm.

then I looked up what 40nm is and did my best job of cranking the crank...
12-15-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

That's a good story and now I wish there was a...

That's a good story and now I wish there was a dork dish to take off. There are plenty of other parts I recently installed..fenders, chain, freewheel, rear tire and tube. The crank arm is relatively...
12-14-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

Thanks Andrew. I'll try to get a hold of s...

Thanks Andrew.

I'll try to get a hold of s torque wrench, clean and grease the threads, and get it on tight
12-14-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

That makes sense. I guess it could be...

That makes sense. I guess it could be coincidence that the creak was gone for a little while after tightening the crank arm bolt
12-14-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

I got them as tight as I have in the past.as far...

I got them as tight as I have in the past.as far as I know. But I don't have torque wrench
12-14-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

Used crank puller. Does a clean bottom...

Used crank puller.

Does a clean bottom bracket shell effect the fit of the arm on the spindle?
12-14-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1440/20181214_190255_af765bff3fe22900706a9bcc8b6e475e2d982200.jpg
12-14-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Chris Chicago

Is this crank arm toast

Hadn't ridden this bike in nearly a year. When I did there was creaking while pedaling. So I lubed the pedal bearings, creak remained. Then I tightened the pedals and crank arm bolt...creak was...
12-14-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Chris Chicago

scooper posted 89 mtb specs here, i cant seem to...

scooper posted 89 mtb specs here, i cant seem to download the file but it's viewable. components are not xt though
http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/k4drd/media/bWVkaWFJZDo3NTg5MjQ2Mw==/?ref=
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