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10-16-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,109
Posted By thinktubes

Bought it at a garage sale 2 blocks from home...

Bought it at a garage sale 2 blocks from home over 10 years ago. Guy had a lot of bike stuff. It was priced at $50 and I didn't haggle. He warned me that it "wasn't legal" for competition. Had tubs...
10-13-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

Summer left Chicago in a hurry. 40 degrees when...

Summer left Chicago in a hurry. 40 degrees when I rolled out the door today. 12-20 mph wind gusts and a seemingly constant headwind. Determined to keep the season going until the first snow, so I...
10-07-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,892
Posted By thinktubes

+1 I'm seeing a lot of "daily drivers" in...

+1

I'm seeing a lot of "daily drivers" in there - well maintained with honest wear.

thanks for posting!
10-06-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By thinktubes

You can use lye to disolve the shifters so you...

You can use lye to disolve the shifters so you can save the cables.
10-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

Celebrated another trip around the sun. Rode my...

Celebrated another trip around the sun. Rode my age up into Lake County. Pretty much limited to riding on the weekends now, since it's too dark to ride after work.

It was 50 degrees when I left...
10-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By thinktubes

Shots fired!!!

Shots fired!!!
10-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By thinktubes

When you're done fixing Ebay, I hear Craigslist...

When you're done fixing Ebay, I hear Craigslist is ripe for the pickin'....
10-06-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By thinktubes

Hawt!

Hawt!
10-04-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,617
Posted By thinktubes

I want to see the Joie Chitwood statue...

I want to see the Joie Chitwood statue...
10-04-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,207
Posted By thinktubes

^^^^^^^ great pic!

^^^^^^^
great pic!
10-04-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,207
Posted By thinktubes

Around 1998. I had gone to Turin in Evanston...

Around 1998.

I had gone to Turin in Evanston with the idea of getting a Gunnar frame to build up a touring bike. While I was working out the details, the saleswoman took a long phone call, which...
10-02-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,191
Posted By thinktubes

A pic of the dam for those who are into such...

A pic of the dam for those who are into such things :innocent: Love the stairs on the dam face.
...
09-30-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By thinktubes

A roomate had one in college. Bad welds and...

A roomate had one in college. Bad welds and press-fit joints at the dropout.

And look at what they did to Harley-Davidson if you need more convincing.
09-29-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,875
Posted By thinktubes

Keep an eye peeled for a 1987-ish Schwinn Probe....

Keep an eye peeled for a 1987-ish Schwinn Probe. Nice lugged frames and perhaps a bit under the radar.
09-29-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 684,054
Posted By thinktubes

Found an old BITD pic from the late 1990s. Pretty...

Found an old BITD pic from the late 1990s. Pretty sure I was running 8sp Ultegra with brifters at the time.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48811246581_cad2fb6f26_k.jpg

Still have the bike....
Forum: BMX
09-28-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By thinktubes

"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of...

"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of old school zootness...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-KsV4s_uhik
gitanesearch
09-27-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By thinktubes

Nothing but a bunch of farmers...

Nothing but a bunch of farmers...
09-22-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,390
Posted By thinktubes

Random "drawers"

Random "drawers"
09-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

Tooled 56 miles up into Lake County. Starting to...

Tooled 56 miles up into Lake County. Starting to see some fall color.

NU is having a football game today, so I needed an alternative route across the North Branch of the Chicago River. In past...
09-21-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

this.

this.
09-21-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,832
Posted By thinktubes

Must have pic with bike...

Must have pic with bike...
09-20-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,520
Posted By thinktubes

https://media.giphy.com/media/xQlxDNo79c4FO/giphy....

https://media.giphy.com/media/xQlxDNo79c4FO/giphy.gif
09-19-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 157,130
Posted By thinktubes

Damien knew his name. He'd pretend he...

Damien knew his name.

He'd pretend he didn't, but the tip of his tail would flick when called.
09-17-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,832
Posted By thinktubes

The Nonesuch Brandenburg is one of my favs.

The Nonesuch Brandenburg is one of my favs.
09-17-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By thinktubes

Don't forget fatter. My frames seem to move...

Don't forget fatter. My frames seem to move better in the spring when I'm still packing the "winter 10".
09-17-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,520
Posted By thinktubes

Interesting. Certainly plenty of viable bikes...

Interesting. Certainly plenty of viable bikes from that era (when aluminum and 9sp were all the rage).

Maybe we need an "Obsolete" forum to fill the gap.
09-17-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By thinktubes

If it fits, that's a deal.

If it fits, that's a deal.
09-16-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,520
Posted By thinktubes

Vintage = 25 yo GMC Denali trolls only work...

Vintage = 25 yo

GMC Denali trolls only work in the "41"
09-14-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,832
Posted By thinktubes

Had to drag the bike up to the "war room"... ...

Had to drag the bike up to the "war room"...

The TT is a 1960 Fairchild 412. Belt drive with a Micro Seiki MA-505 tonearm. You know the bike.
...
09-14-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,715
Posted By thinktubes

Let's not over-think this - just post whatever...

Let's not over-think this - just post whatever yer runnin' for a big chainring.
09-13-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By thinktubes

Safety. I see plenty of kids walking to...

Safety.

I see plenty of kids walking to school in my neighborhood. I also see many parents walking with them everyday.

The bikes racks seem pretty full.

what shocks me is the size of the...
09-12-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By thinktubes

Since we're posting Mopars.... ...

Since we're posting Mopars....

https://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/ls0917/ls0917-296107/images/ls0917-296107_3@2x.jpg

my hometown had a volunteer fire dept. if a fire broke out, all the firemen...
09-12-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,715
Posted By thinktubes

I used 53T for years. Since I live in (flat)...

I used 53T for years. Since I live in (flat) Illlinois, I would rarely need anything higher than 100 gi. The 14/13/12 teeth on my cassettes were clean as a bean. A 53T looks cool IMO.

With the...
09-11-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,715
Posted By thinktubes

I'm running 48/39 on a vintage Shimano Tri-color....

I'm running 48/39 on a vintage Shimano Tri-color.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48719575048_7fb7bede6b_z.jpg
09-11-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,817
Posted By thinktubes

"Soft" in the belly...

"Soft" in the belly...
09-11-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,715
Posted By thinktubes

Big Chainring Size - What's your Preference?

I'm really liking a 48T on my Superior. I have it paired with a 12-23 8sp on the back.

Seems like this combo is really good for headwinds as well and I find myself using all the gears on the...
09-11-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,750
Posted By thinktubes

...And then there's this: ...

...And then there's this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48716108973_3c4d119ce5_m.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48716441546_72075d51bd.jpg
09-10-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,750
Posted By thinktubes

The side shots don't really show how special this...

The side shots don't really show how special this bike is.

https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/dscf8815-1515690303176-1tra6jehtyfp1-88500c8.jpg
09-10-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,750
Posted By thinktubes

"suggested rules" - post away!

"suggested rules" - post away!
09-10-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,750
Posted By thinktubes

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/90/8e/09908ef8c9...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/90/8e/09908ef8c9438042fbda56d849ebc98f.jpg
09-09-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By thinktubes

Had this pass through the collection as a flip. ...

Had this pass through the collection as a flip.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/4940266260_2fc1d49fb2.jpg
09-09-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By thinktubes

Tl;dr

Tl;dr
09-08-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

Did the Harmon Hundred today (50th anniversary...

Did the Harmon Hundred today (50th anniversary edition!). Hadn't done a century since 2016. Lots of family stuff the last couple of years.

Nice route in southern Wisconsin with lots of hills in...
09-08-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By thinktubes

Don't forget skateboards. Gives a whole new...

Don't forget skateboards. Gives a whole new meaning to "Grumpy's Toy"

http://skateandannoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hooker.jpg
09-07-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By thinktubes

More curious about the bike than anything else. ...

More curious about the bike than anything else. Nowhere near my size and my flipping days have passed.

The JBLs went for $650. No surprised the guy was having a hard time. I own a pair of that...
09-05-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By thinktubes

"Tout" Suntour!

"Tout" Suntour!
09-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

Did a quick ride after work to the Lloyd St. boat...

Did a quick ride after work to the Lloyd St. boat launch. Getting dark around 7:15 these days.

Lake looks very "Fall" - cold/dark/blue
...
09-03-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,191
Posted By thinktubes

Probably lucky you didn't end up with a syringe...

Probably lucky you didn't end up with a syringe in your tire...
09-03-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By thinktubes

Yes. ...

Yes.

http://classiccycleus.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Bates-Diadrant-fork.jpg
09-02-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14,281
Views: 1,308,269
Posted By thinktubes

Did the last long ride before next weekend's...

Did the last long ride before next weekend's century. Spent the first part of the holiday weekend wrenching on a bunch if stuff. Not too keen on making so many changes befor a big ride, but the...
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