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10-15-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By thinktubes

Questions of value don't belong on this forum, ...

Questions of value don't belong on this forum, but if it's real I would expect it to be highly desirable/sought after.
10-15-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By thinktubes

Colonel's Blog: Classic Steel Moots...

Colonel's Blog: Classic Steel Moots (http://colonelsbikes.blogspot.com/2011/01/classic-steel-moots.html)
10-15-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By thinktubes

Pic from about 10 years ago taken on the last day...

Pic from about 10 years ago taken on the last day before I started my current job.

Did an all-day ramble down the lake front to enjoy my last day of freedom.

Stopped at Navy Pier for a hotdog...
10-15-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By thinktubes

Very nice!!!! I have 2-3 sets of 6400 hubs...

Very nice!!!!

I have 2-3 sets of 6400 hubs that I got in a lot.

Need to check the bearings and build a rear wheel around one of them.
10-15-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,622
Posted By thinktubes

1. Find a saddle you (and yr junk) likes. 2....

1. Find a saddle you (and yr junk) likes.

2. Adjust (fore/aft) and level saddle for efficient peddling.

3. Select a stem length that gives you a comfortable reach.

4. Consider different bar...
10-14-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,995
Posted By thinktubes

The story begins here...

The story begins here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1114007-schwinn-experts-help-id-without-pics-paramount.html). As noted, it's a 1981 Schwinn Superior. It has a faded sticker from a...
10-14-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By thinktubes

Thanks for posting the cool pics - lots of neat...

Thanks for posting the cool pics - lots of neat bikes.

The amount of bolt-on accessories is a bit over-the-top. Is that a "thing" now?
10-13-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By thinktubes

Glad to hear it's only down-sizing. Your rides...

Glad to hear it's only down-sizing. Your rides are always some of the cleanest builds on BF.
10-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By thinktubes

Need to be a paid member to post a WTB...

Need to be a paid member to post a WTB...
10-13-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,382
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...
10-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By thinktubes

Cool "everything" on this one.

Cool "everything" on this one.
10-12-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By thinktubes

What pedals/shoes are you using?

What pedals/shoes are you using?
10-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 913
Posted By thinktubes

Headset looks like a Miche. Did U buy now?

Headset looks like a Miche.

Did U buy now?
10-12-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By thinktubes

Don't worry about the paint, build it up with...

Don't worry about the paint, build it up with tri-color, and ride the heck out of it when your ankle is better.
10-12-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,043
Posted By thinktubes

Wondering if others use the same seat/bar/pedals...

Wondering if others use the same seat/bar/pedals across all their bikes? Since these are the points of contact, it would provide a constant and eliminate some variables when evaluating a bike. I do...
10-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By thinktubes

1966 Huffy mebbe? Looks like you could mix and...

1966 Huffy mebbe? Looks like you could mix and match seat options

https://thecabe.com/forum/media/1966-huffy-dealer-catalog-page-9.26970/full?d=1501802223
10-11-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,996
Posted By thinktubes

Ciocc, Battaglin, Schwinn, Kilo TT ...

Ciocc, Battaglin, Schwinn, Kilo TT

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48883101151_a0f3b31562_k.jpg
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By thinktubes

Take money and run...

Take money and run...
10-11-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By thinktubes

Man, the weather went south in a hurry. Went...

Man, the weather went south in a hurry. Went from 70 to 40 in about 6 hours. Brrrrr!
10-10-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By thinktubes

Thanks for the pics - you're making me miss...

Thanks for the pics - you're making me miss riding in central Illinos.

I liked in Urbana for a decade. Could ride 100 miles in any direction with no traffic.

Wind can be brutal. Had a 25 mph...
10-10-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By thinktubes

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Bicycles...

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Bicycles_Table/Japanese_Bicycles/Fuji_Bicycles/Fiji_TheAce/FugiTheAceBracketRearDerailleurCable.jpg

Photo credit: randyjawa
10-10-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,043
Posted By thinktubes

That was the same impression I had with the...

That was the same impression I had with the Litespeed. There was just something missing.
10-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,043
Posted By thinktubes

I had a mid-90s Litespeed Tuscany that I let go...

I had a mid-90s Litespeed Tuscany that I let go of pretty fast.

It fit beautifully and "disappeared" underneath me.

For me, the frame was too soft and flexy. It didn't transfer power well and...
10-08-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By thinktubes

Talk about your bells and whistles...

Talk about your bells and whistles...
10-08-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By thinktubes

Looks like n+1 to me.

Looks like n+1 to me.
10-07-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By thinktubes

Gonna be in NOLA that weekend. Beautiful...

Gonna be in NOLA that weekend.

Beautiful trail/area. Got married in the Japanese garden on the Fabyan estate.

Color should be near peak.
10-07-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,860
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: 355
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By thinktubes

Enjoying hot coco (supplied by my wonderful wife)...

Enjoying hot coco (supplied by my wonderful wife) after completing a 10-mile Turkey Day time trial. Temp was 30 degrees.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15402105598_f934291454_c.jpg
10-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,382
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: 731
Posted By thinktubes

Shots fired!!!

Shots fired!!!
10-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
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, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By thinktubes

If I remember correctly, it's one of the nicer...

If I remember correctly, it's one of the nicer "numbered" Bridgestones. Comes stock with 700x25 so you might be in luck.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1985/pages/08-bridgestone-600.html
10-06-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By thinktubes

Hawt!

Hawt!
10-05-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13,637
Views: 2,765,732
Posted By thinktubes

Weird... I have a 1999 Steelman. When I...

Weird...

I have a 1999 Steelman. When I bought it, Brent was transitioning from 1" to 1 1/8" forks and didn't have steel forks in production, so I have a CF fork. Always keeping an eye out for a...
10-05-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By thinktubes

Rolling a tri-axle?

Rolling a tri-axle?
10-05-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 177,010
Posted By thinktubes

Shimano 6800/Mavic Open Pro. Underwhelmed. If...

Shimano 6800/Mavic Open Pro. Underwhelmed. If you don't have skills/tools budget for truing costs.
10-05-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 177,010
Posted By thinktubes

Velomine wheel after 100 miles....:notamused: ...

Velomine wheel after 100 miles....:notamused:

https://youtu.be/TRc9hIXRlq4

After 30 minutes of work....

https://youtu.be/dvtlsRI8vU4
10-05-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13,637
Views: 2,765,732
Posted By thinktubes

curbtender Steelman fork 1 1/8?

curbtender Steelman fork 1 1/8?
10-05-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By thinktubes

Christian burial.

Christian burial.
10-05-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By thinktubes

Sweet find 4 sure! TT cable routing is...

Sweet find 4 sure!

TT cable routing is interesting. Have you pegged the year?
10-04-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
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: 8,186
Posted By thinktubes

^^^^^^^ great pic!

^^^^^^^
great pic!
10-04-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,186
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...
10-03-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
Posted By thinktubes

She'd dig that. Usually she knits when I go on...

She'd dig that. Usually she knits when I go on organized rides.

My crank arm actually did fall off on the Psychos Century. She drove 100 miles round trip to SAG me back to the start. She's a...
10-03-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,064
Posted By thinktubes

Butternut Wooly Worm...

Butternut Wooly Worm (https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/butternut_woollyworm_a_unique_summer_pest_of_walnuts)
10-02-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,604
Posted By thinktubes

Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced...

Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced my left crank arm will fall off 50 miles from nowhere?
10-02-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,064
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.
...
10-02-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,382
Posted By thinktubes

Probably an optical illusion, but that headtube...

Probably an optical illusion, but that headtube angle looks fairly slack. How does it handle at low speed?

yeah, 62x55.5 would be tight.
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