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12-15-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chicago Al

Well, looks like we'll have to have Max AND their...

Well, looks like we'll have to have Max AND their special sports package, but that won't cover all the races, in fact it's mainly the Giro and Italian classics. To get what we've been watching on...
11-22-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chicago Al

To amplify what I posted above, here's a (long)...

To amplify what I posted above, here's a (long) article from the NY Times Magazine last week about the carnage David Zaslav has left at WB, which owns Discovery. In fact Zaslav made his bones by...
10-07-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Chicago Al

Il Lombardia

We’re watching this race and about 1/3 through right now. The scenery is so beautiful and the coverage so good, we may just watch till we’re tired then watch the rest tomorrow. It’s also the end of...
10-06-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chicago Al

There's a new documentary on Cav, and it's on...

There's a new documentary on Cav, and it's on Netflix. We watched it a few nights ago. It is REALLY good, in depth and beautifully made. I had no idea of the depths he had gotten into during his off...
10-02-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Chicago Al

Huge bike auction at Copake, NY 10/21/23

I follow auctions for various things, not bikes really, but noticed that Copake, a very well established and busy auction house between Hudson NY and the Massachusetts border, is having a sale later...
09-28-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 384,949
Posted By Chicago Al

You’ve got it, Biopace might be fine. I only...

You’ve got it, Biopace might be fine. I only rode the bike with the original cranks briefly, not enough for a fair test, but I formed the idea that something didn’t feel right, maybe the 175 crank...
09-28-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 384,949
Posted By Chicago Al

Not a detailed pic, and not drive side either!...

Not a detailed pic, and not drive side either! But a good representation of what I fixed up our vintage MTBs for.

Bikes are a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron and a 1992 Bridgestone BB-1.
Bridgestone was a...
09-18-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,669
Posted By Chicago Al

Jonas V gave an interview to Danish TV where he...

Jonas V gave an interview to Danish TV where he was a bit more open about the dynamics of the team mid-race and his own feelings. A Danish lady (MatildefromJuly) on Twitter provided a translation:
...
08-31-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 28,151
Posted By Chicago Al

There's a very large 1983 Alpina Pro being...

There's a very large 1983 Alpina Pro being offered in Kansas City for the whopping price of $850. It appears to be as original as you can reasonably expect, and very very clean.
...
08-23-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, Scott, that's the name I couldn't...

Thanks, Scott, that's the name I couldn't remember from when I bought the set. Open Sport isn't on Velobase, either. Maybe I'll submit a pic of these.
08-14-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,403
Posted By Chicago Al

I did not. Mostly I just looked at the available...

I did not. Mostly I just looked at the available decals different vendors had and if they didn't have anything close (like no Univega at all) I didn't bother asking them. The few I specifically...
08-12-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,403
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks for some new suggestions ^ for Velocals...

Thanks for some new suggestions ^ for Velocals alternatives.
I am pretty mad at myself for not seeing that they were shutting down the bike decal operation. I have two projects that have been...
08-04-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,146
Posted By Chicago Al

It's exactly clickbait! And it works...at least...

It's exactly clickbait! And it works...at least on us!
07-31-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Chicago Al

The current owner, a good friend, is on CR and...

The current owner, a good friend, is on CR and has posted about it there; I'm posting here just to cast wider net to gather information. Here are his other pictures, I can take more later this...
07-29-23, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Chicago Al

c. 1950 Australian Franklin 3-speed

A friend who's not on BF picked this bike up recently in the Chicago suburbs, from the family who supposedly have had it since new.
It's an Australian make which he can't find much about....
07-22-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Chicago Al

BUMP with lowered price, in fact just about...

BUMP with lowered price, in fact just about anything you offer will be accepted.
06-27-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Chicago Al

"Enter the Slipstream" on Amazon: a love letter to EF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7UAJbeEzR8

Thanks to Eric F for the link to this documentary in the 'Unchained' thread. We watched it a few nights ago. Wife and I were already fans of EF, and...
06-19-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,650
Posted By Chicago Al

First time seeing this thread, and it's an...

First time seeing this thread, and it's an inspiration, as I have two MTB projects underway. What a cool bike!
06-17-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 82,546
Views: 13,891,675
Posted By Chicago Al

Indeed you don't, and it looks to be a 21" frame,...

Indeed you don't, and it looks to be a 21" frame, which I'd guess is maybe 5-10% of mixtes, almost all of them having a 19 1/2" seattube.
06-17-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Chicago Al

Stage 6 was still run yesterday, but neutralized,...

Stage 6 was still run yesterday, but neutralized, just the final 20km of the course ridden by the peloton quietly and somberly, with Bahrain riding the final 5K together in a row. A lot of Swiss...
06-15-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Chicago Al

I know I'm not the only one who finds that music...

I know I'm not the only one who finds that music and audio FX often overwhelm VO and dialog in a lot of film and TV these days. Christopher Nolan's films are an extreme case, though if I wrote...
06-14-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By Chicago Al

I didn't know about the thread on the General...

I didn't know about the thread on the General Cycling forum and was perfectly happy with that situation...until YOU had to put that link up, and like Pandora, I just had to take a peek. (This is...
06-13-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Chicago Al

My wife wondered at the mob surrounding Girmay at...

My wife wondered at the mob surrounding Girmay at the win, and found that there are 30K Eritrean immigrants in Switzerland--no wonder!
06-05-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,225
Posted By Chicago Al

Netflix TdF 2022 documentary--they still race bikes, you know!

Even if they're not steel.

We will happily watch this, it'll fit right in after the Dauphine'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4HadbaMF8w

I wonder how many retro-grouches here follow...
06-04-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By Chicago Al

Love GCN+. Racing coverage, with commentators...

Love GCN+. Racing coverage, with commentators who really know and love what they're talking about, and all these other cycling-oriented videos: tech, history, 'slow cycling' through beautiful...
06-03-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By Chicago Al

Documentary on the Giro '88, Passo de Gavia

We watched this amazing short documentary the other day. As a veteran pro cinematographer, I'm amazed at how today's tech and methods allow for projects like this to be done, with such high...
05-31-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 614,897
Posted By Chicago Al

I've been trying to find a catalog for the 1984...

I've been trying to find a catalog for the 1984 MTB line but have struck out. (The '84 catalog is out there, linked from this forum many times, but NOT the one for the MTB line.) Does anyone have a...
05-27-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chicago Al

We saw the TdF peloton go by along the Seine in...

We saw the TdF peloton go by along the Seine in 2011, when I was fairly new to following bike racing and my wife wasn't into it at all, though she patiently waited with me. I snapped off a few photos...
05-14-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,679
Posted By Chicago Al

Our charge just came through and it was about $50...

Our charge just came through and it was about $50 for the year. I guess you could do it month to month and only for the season, but if you take the spring classics all the way to Paris-Nice...

We...
05-11-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 384,949
Posted By Chicago Al

I will indeed keep an eye out for a nice example...

I will indeed keep an eye out for a nice example of those, or any proper vintage MTB in a step-through version, but look what popped up on Chicago FB yesterday. It's a Bridgestone BB-1, a 1992-only...
05-07-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 384,949
Posted By Chicago Al

I've been reading and re-reading through this...

I've been reading and re-reading through this thread from the beginning, trying to get back into a bike-wrenching state of mind. This post jumped out at me as showing the kind of frame I'd love to...
04-29-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 384,949
Posted By Chicago Al

Here are a few pics of a project that I have not...

Here are a few pics of a project that I have not yet gotten to. It's a Univega Ultima Pro, from 1984 or 1985 I think, all original but the tires and probably saddle. As you can see, it's been rode...
04-26-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By Chicago Al

That is beautiful. I have never seen one,...

That is beautiful. I have never seen one, didn't even know they existed. That would be a dream bike for my wife, and a perfect companion to my '74 black/red Grand Record. Let me know if you ever...
03-12-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Chicago Al

That promising young Irish cyclist...

My wife was out of town last week, so with her return I was bringing her up to date with the Short Highlights of Tirreno-Adriatico.
While were watching Stg 2 she said 'Where's the Irish guy?' ...
07-01-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,154
Posted By Chicago Al

I guess subtlety doesn't work here...and I didn't...

I guess subtlety doesn't work here...and I didn't think I was that subtle, either!

In all seriousness, GCN's coverage and commentary is heads, shoulders, and the heads and shoulders of several...
05-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 306,252
Posted By Chicago Al

I have an '86 Pro as well. I got it from a...

I have an '86 Pro as well. I got it from a co-op, where it had been partially and unfortunately 'updated,' removing most of the Sprint components. I have collected most of them but doubt I'm...
04-04-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 82,546
Views: 13,891,675
Posted By Chicago Al

That thing should be thrown somewhere, that's for...

That thing should be thrown somewhere, that's for sure!
04-02-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chicago Al

Some of you may be taking this just a tad bit...

Some of you may be taking this just a tad bit more seriously than necessary.
Anyway, it's gone. For now.
But as we say in Chicago, 'just wait'll next year!'
04-01-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chicago Al

Wow, never expected to see one of these on CL!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/7465788743.html
06-06-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,093
Posted By Chicago Al

Watched the Dauphine on NBCSports. I have to say...

Watched the Dauphine on NBCSports. I have to say that after the Eurosports commentary on the Giro, it was pretty painful to listen to Steve Schlanger and Bobke. They're so...so...AMERICAN.

But...
04-09-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By Chicago Al

As far as I know, Miyata’s mixtes only came in...

As far as I know, Miyata’s mixtes only came in two sizes, 19-1/2” and 21”, and the former are far more common. Like 1 in 20 might be 21”. This bike might be one of those but it’s also very possible...
04-08-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,708
Posted By Chicago Al

Not really. BiciMan is right, the lakefront is if...

Not really. BiciMan is right, the lakefront is if anything TOO busy, there are many bike lanes, lots of bike commuting, and the North Branch Trail is fantastic. Our kids used to ride a path along the...
04-05-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,988
Posted By Chicago Al

1984 Univega Alpina Pro...it followed me home!

I found this bike in a semi-random FB marketplace search, far from my home but in Tennessee, near where we'd be passing through on a short spring vacation. It was difficult to arrange a meetup with...
04-01-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,708
Posted By Chicago Al

Oh, he'll be back, but this day comes only once...

Oh, he'll be back, but this day comes only once each year.

So don't worry about missing your big chance!
04-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,708
Posted By Chicago Al

OMG!!! Found on CL---you won't believe it!!!!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/7300184205.html

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Well, once a year, anyway.

Mention your pal Chicago Al for a...
07-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,117
Posted By Chicago Al

Just checked into this forum for the first time...

Just checked into this forum for the first time in a few months and saw this. Wow! This should scratch the itch for cycling coverage. Maybe better than an actual race!
06-14-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,643
Posted By Chicago Al

This is a wonderful thread!

This is a wonderful thread!
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
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...
04-29-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,790
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: 1,731
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...
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