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06-25-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 96,242
Posted By Chicago Al

Orloved, welcome to the group! Looks like you...

Orloved, welcome to the group! Looks like you intended to post a pic or two, but aren't able to as you haven't made ten posts yet. So feel free to add other comments here and on other threads to...
06-14-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Chicago Al

This is a wonderful thread!

This is a wonderful thread!
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Chicago Al

Hey! What a surprise to see that pic pop up so...

Hey! What a surprise to see that pic pop up so many years later. IIRC I took some pics right after I got the bike, which would have been around Christmas '90? I'm surprised you found the pic though...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks! That is indeed another option the mom...

Thanks! That is indeed another option the mom has been thinking about. I could certainly fit those on a decent single-speed city type bike for them.
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, yeah, I get that only one of the rear...

Thanks, yeah, I get that only one of the rear wheels is a drive wheel, way too much pedaling effort otherwise. It just seems so crude that the non-drive wheel is simply spinning around a piece of...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Chicago Al

Trailmate (or other!) Trike, for special-needs kid

Hi all. My first venture into this forum. I'm a classic & vintage rider, and am used to working on conventional bikes. I have a neighbor with a teenage son who is special needs, I believe...
05-17-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 96,242
Posted By Chicago Al

Hey JT! I might be. I'll message you.

Hey JT! I might be. I'll message you.
05-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 96,242
Posted By Chicago Al

I'll just throw this out there: I'd be VERY...

I'll just throw this out there: I'd be VERY interested in a good condition Cimarron in GREEN, smaller frame. Working this weekend on the red one i got from wrk101, with a taller stem and 165mm...
04-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm a little disappointed with you all as a...

I'm a little disappointed with you all as a group, as no one has come up with a product like 'Magic DEE-RUST #999 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=999) ,' of which a...
04-29-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chicago Al

My wife walked in while I was looking at your...

My wife walked in while I was looking at your bike and when I pointed out your stem and bars said 'that's what it needs!' meaning the one I am fixing up for her. I think she's right. Thanks!
04-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Chicago Al

Rust on top tube guides

I have had my 1985 Pro Miyata stored under a porch, under a cover, for a few years, and apparently I did not do an adequate job of cleaning it up before putting it there, as now it has the rust you...
04-21-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By Chicago Al

Very nice build and of course the combo of red...

Very nice build and of course the combo of red and black is classic 70s Motobecane. If your wife truly doesn't like the color of that bike though, I guess a trade is in order.
But where do you...
04-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Chicago Al

That is a GREAT looking wheelset and I'd be very...

That is a GREAT looking wheelset and I'd be very tempted, but don't think I want to get into tubulars.
04-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm set for cranks and brakes, and have the later...

I'm set for cranks and brakes, and have the later RD and shifters, but might be interested in the RD and shifters. Please PM me to discuss!
04-14-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, Clyde and Korina! Vintage 165mm triples...

Thanks, Clyde and Korina! Vintage 165mm triples are out there but not common and seem to be $$$. The Sugino ones are pretty expensive new as well. However I see that Origin 8 makes them (or...
04-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chicago Al

Swapped in the 170mm triple crankset today,...

Swapped in the 170mm triple crankset today, raised the seat just a bit, took it for a short ride, and the leg positioning felt much better. I think 165 would be even better, so that's on my list...
04-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chicago Al

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/cimarron_on_stand_62c9f2e379b174f5a26fb636fe01b60015b4677f.jpg
Here's my 1986 (?) Cimarron, pretty much original but for the pedals....
04-08-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chicago Al

I'll be following this thread with interest as I...

I'll be following this thread with interest as I have a Cimarron that I'm going to be adapted for either my wife or myself to ride. In fact it's going on the stand today; I'll add a pic later. This...
03-30-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks everybody! I didn't expect such a...

Thanks everybody! I didn't expect such a response, as Sprint was not around for long. To be clear it's the friction version that is OEM to the bike, so that's the plan.

Though I was thinking I...
03-29-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Chicago Al

WTB/WTT: Suntour Sprint Shifters, Derailleurs

I have a 1985 Pro Miyata, which came to me with a mix of gear, mostly Shimano, but which I always thought would be kinda nice to mostly restore to original. So I'm looking for the shifters (aka the...
03-29-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By Chicago Al

They look very much like the Specialized...

They look very much like the Specialized 'Touring' pedals, only with the outside portion cut off. Which is quite likely what they are.
03-27-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm pretty sure this deal went down but just in...

I'm pretty sure this deal went down but just in case it languished--as happens sometimes--I'd be interested in the pedals.
03-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,754
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/jackson_full_668421d36e745375b658f73af8a10697e89c6c17.jpg
Wife's Bob Jackson 'Lady Mixte' c early 80s, nearing completion. The frame...
03-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Chicago Al

That looks very cool, and price isn't...

That looks very cool, and price isn't unreasonable. If I didn't already have the Stumpjumper Sport, as well as a 1986 (I think?) Schwinn Cimarron (thanks to wrk101), I'd probably jump on it. I...
03-08-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Chicago Al

No, haven't done that. If I go for PC, they'll...

No, haven't done that. If I go for PC, they'll media blast it (which I believe means they'll lock it in a room with a bunch of TVs going, which will melt the old paint off).

I've got some...
03-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Chicago Al

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi665649433?playlistId=...

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi665649433?playlistId=tt0060714&ref_=tt_ov_vi

It's a strange one, for sure, and though it seems to be forgotten today, it apparently did well at the time. The visual...
03-06-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Chicago Al

A Suitable Candidate for Treatment...(ie Powdercoating)?

I've never done more than modest touchup on frame scratches, but this Stumpjumper Sport frame is a bit rougher than I've had, esp on the chainstay. (The inside is very clean however.)

I've got a...
02-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Chicago Al

Chicago Area Bike Swap Tomorrow 2/23!

I assume most regulars here who are in the Chicago areas or nearby are aware of this pretty large event, returning after last year's DNS:

https://www.chicagowinterbikeswap.com/

I will be there...
01-28-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By Chicago Al

^Ah, of course, that explains why it didn't sound...

^Ah, of course, that explains why it didn't sound like the same film--it wasn't! I was conflating the film screening with your Bartali event.

Looking forward to the spring ride!
01-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By Chicago Al

Is this the same film that iab arranged for a...

Is this the same film that iab arranged for a screening of maybe 5 years ago here in Chicago, before his 'Centenario Bartalli' event?

IIRC that film had only just gotten an English...
01-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,027
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1320x2000/prestwich_front_low_f7cb45e1e7e12d259bcee5697b9aaaaf25cb87ce.jpg
Prestwich 'Patent Kine 5' 35mm cine camera, c.1905
01-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,224
Views: 1,840,171
Posted By Chicago Al

Those are cool saddles at a remarkable price, and...

Those are cool saddles at a remarkable price, and I tried to order a couple, but from their site I'm only seeing shipping options for Australia. :- ( Their site's 'contacts' only lists retailers so...
12-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Chicago Al

Loubikes, you've got good information here, from...

Loubikes, you've got good information here, from people with a lot more experience than me. But that won't stop me from chiming in!

In ten years (late bloomer!) of obsessive vintage bike...
12-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,947
Views: 837,594
Posted By Chicago Al

https://www.outsideonline.com/2404685/chip-thomas-...

https://www.outsideonline.com/2404685/chip-thomas-art-navajo-nation-arizona

Here's a beautiful article and accompanying video about a remarkable person, Dr Chip Thomas, who's been a family...
12-05-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,862
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm a late arrival to this type of bike...like...

I'm a late arrival to this type of bike...like the last few months! But I've made a good start with a couple of 80s bikes that my wife and I will be riding next year. And who knows, something even...
12-01-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,947
Views: 837,594
Posted By Chicago Al

There was an Ironman on Facebook Marketplace here...

There was an Ironman on Facebook Marketplace here in Chicago last week. No name or description given as I recall, but the photo showed an unmistakable Ironman, similar to the one I had briefly some...
11-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,676
Posted By Chicago Al

Early MTBs are more than welcome, too! I'm just...

Early MTBs are more than welcome, too! I'm just scratching the surface of that subject lately myself, but if you have a favorite old-school MTB, search for say 'Stumpjumper' or 'Fat Chance' and...
11-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Chicago Al

Hi T-Mar! Glad to see you are still around these...

Hi T-Mar! Glad to see you are still around these parts.

I had thought that 'S-1' lined up the closest, and probably overthought it. Does 'MSyxxxxx' mean simply that the second alpha character is...
11-21-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Chicago Al

Stumpjumper Sport (1986?), kind of a mutt

As I posted a few weeks back, I've been looking for a couple of interesting (whatever that means to me) vintage mountain bikes to build up as path riders for my wife and myself. I was able to buy a...
10-28-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,394
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/schwinn_cimarron_0ae7028f8abc795c62b942592ce489a7674328a6.jpg
Here's the Schwinn Cimarron, an '87 I think, that I got from wrk101. ...
10-28-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,394
Posted By Chicago Al

An XO would be cool but I imagine a bit more...

An XO would be cool but I imagine a bit more 'collectible' (=$$$) than I'm in the market for. But you never know!
10-27-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,394
Posted By Chicago Al

^That blue is amazing!

^That blue is amazing!
10-24-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,691
Posted By Chicago Al

Stunning bike! Congratulations! Do you still...

Stunning bike! Congratulations! Do you still have that Bianchi I shipped to you several years ago?
10-24-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,752
Posted By Chicago Al

Yes, it could be, IF the bike turns up somewhere,...

Yes, it could be, IF the bike turns up somewhere, as proof that the bike is yours.

I don't know if it's still the case, but the 'Swap A Rama' flea market on the S side was apparently quite a...
10-24-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,394
Posted By Chicago Al

^ So many questions!

^ So many questions!
10-22-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,394
Posted By Chicago Al

Update: I bought a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron from...

Update: I bought a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron from wrk101! Deal worked out for both of us as he had a road trip planned that would bring him up fairly close to Chicago, so Mrs Al and I had a nice day...
10-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 96,242
Posted By Chicago Al

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron...

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron that wrk101 showed upthread, the 17" one. What made it work for both of us was that he had a road trip that would bring him in striking distance of...
10-20-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,224
Views: 1,840,171
Posted By Chicago Al

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron...

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron that wrk101 showed upthread, the 17" one.

The bike is very cool; I am still settling into the mtn bike sizing and wish I had an 18" to compare this...
10-10-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Chicago Al

Lotus 'Pegasus' Mtn Bike. ATB on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143407861656?ViewItem=&item=143407861656

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1331x845/lotus_pegasus_a15bcbf6a9e74dbb77468a007a4de33dc2a9bb1e.jpg


I...
10-08-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Chicago Al

They are very nice. I have a pair of 9.5 that I...

They are very nice. I have a pair of 9.5 that I like, took me YEARS to find them. I had some smaller ones but am pretty sure I sold those.

Also have some NOS Cannondale 'touring' shoes that I...
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