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07-23-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By thinktubes

Hot and humid day, temps in the upper 80s. Did 60...

Hot and humid day, temps in the upper 80s. Did 60 miles after work, north.

Spied a Calvatia gigantea (https://herbarium.usu.edu/fun-with-fungi/giant-puffballs) the size of a soccer ball growing by...
07-19-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,225
Posted By thinktubes

Many years of the Bianchi Volpe ...

Many years of the Bianchi Volpe

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07-18-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By thinktubes

At mid-season, I feel like I've worn a groove in...

At mid-season, I feel like I've worn a groove in all the usual routes. Today I decided to check out a new "loop within a loop" that I discovered on Google Earth. The loop seemed to dead-end at a...
07-18-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,767
Posted By thinktubes

TOTL Catalog Schwinn for 1981. You could still...

TOTL Catalog Schwinn for 1981. You could still get a Paramount "Elite", but that was a custom order through the dealer

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07-17-21, 07:20 AM
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Views: 254,100
Posted By thinktubes

We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2...

We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2 years without a cat and decades since we'd had a kitten. We adopted these 2 and all is good. Never had 2 cats, but they get along pretty well. Boy and...
07-15-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

52 miles up north after work. Haven't posted to...

52 miles up north after work. Haven't posted to this thread in a while, in spite of riding a lot. My old iphone had gotten so rickety, that the battery would be dead after 25 miles. Got a new phone,...
07-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By thinktubes

Nice! And the winner is...? Chocolate Milk...

Nice! And the winner is...?

Chocolate Milk rules a a recovery drink.
07-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By thinktubes

Was Sugino 75 made by Suntour? Looks a lot like...

Was Sugino 75 made by Suntour? Looks a lot like some of their later stuff.
07-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By thinktubes

Reporting back - after 250 miles, the KMC 8.93...

Reporting back - after 250 miles, the KMC 8.93 has worked great! Easy to install and very smooth. Shifting has gotten better and quiet as a mouse. Thanks for the recommendations!
07-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By thinktubes

The frame is from 1981...:innocent: ...

The frame is from 1981...:innocent:

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06-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By thinktubes

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06-18-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,994
Posted By thinktubes

Just rename it "C&V Waiting Room"...

Just rename it "C&V Waiting Room" :innocent:
06-15-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By thinktubes

I'm not surprised this has come up, considering...

I'm not surprised this has come up, considering Mercury is in retrograde. (https://www.ismercuryinretrograde.com)
06-15-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By thinktubes

Surprisingly complete for a city lock-up.

Surprisingly complete for a city lock-up.
06-15-21, 11:52 AM
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Views: 4,813
Posted By thinktubes

Repainting will increase the value of your bike...

Repainting will increase the value of your bike...
06-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By thinktubes

Certainly deserves some investigation. Could also...

Certainly deserves some investigation. Could also be from a pump, as there is no peg.

Seems like a betrer than average bike at first blush.
06-10-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By thinktubes

Cheaper than cars, boats, or motorcycles... ...

Cheaper than cars, boats, or motorcycles...

I get serious sticker shock when I look at new bike prices. For me, the "ultimate" C&V bike would be well under $2K.

Consider yourself enabled.
06-09-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

Did 52 miles up north after work. Longer days =...

Did 52 miles up north after work. Longer days = longer evening rides.


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For part of the ride, I was on the trail the runs...
06-06-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By thinktubes

1982 Schwinn Predator rummage sale find. Still...

1982 Schwinn Predator rummage sale find. Still had the original (worn) tires. Paid $20 for it, stashed it in the basement for ten years, and then sold it for $80.
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Views: 1,146
Posted By thinktubes

Rideable, but I wouldn't pay money for. Pretty...

Rideable, but I wouldn't pay money for. Pretty much buying someone else's problem...
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Views: 462
Posted By thinktubes

pic asst. ...

pic asst.

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05-31-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,223
Posted By thinktubes

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05-31-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By thinktubes

So I ended up with a KMC 8.93 - Turns out I have...

So I ended up with a KMC 8.93 - Turns out I have bought one a few years back and forgot about it :rolleyes:

I found the new chain still in the box, along with a nice 8-sp Durace cassette and the...
05-28-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,409
Posted By thinktubes

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05-27-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

I can mail you some corn if you get homesick.

I can mail you some corn if you get homesick.
05-25-21, 09:03 AM
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Views: 99,263
Posted By thinktubes

Had to scratch an itch. Found an old Kyocera CD...

Had to scratch an itch. Found an old Kyocera CD player from 1988 for cheap. A fairly high-end piece BITD, it didn't read discs (why it was cheap). I'm pretty much an analogue guy, but I'm handy, do I...
05-24-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By thinktubes

Welcome! That's a nice looking Schwinn! New...

Welcome!

That's a nice looking Schwinn! New bar taped needed, for sure :roflmao2:

Last year, I found an 87 Prelude in the trash. I was impressed with how nice the frame was. Looks like they put...
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By thinktubes

Agree with kingston - start at$700. Not sure if...

Agree with kingston - start at$700. Not sure if demand is the same as summer 2020, but last year inventiries had dried up by June.
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By thinktubes

Take a close look at the top tube/head tube...

Take a close look at the top tube/head tube junction - might be an optical illusiion, but looks "bendy" to me.
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By thinktubes

Great find and interesting history!

Great find and interesting history!
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By thinktubes

Remove the rack and start at $650. Don't...

Remove the rack and start at $650.

Don't let it go for less than $500. Seat has value on its own.

Color is very desirable, size might hold it back (a little).
05-07-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By thinktubes

https://www.pikpng.com/pngl/m/239-2394382_the-deat...

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05-04-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,259
Posted By thinktubes

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05-04-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,259
Posted By thinktubes

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Forum: Introductions
05-02-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By thinktubes

Welcome! I grew up in CL. Still head out there on...

Welcome! I grew up in CL. Still head out there on occasion. Wish they would have had the bike trail when I was growing up.

Rode from Oak Park to my dad's place in CL on the trail.
05-02-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

Warm day, low 80s! Did 54 miles up north. Quite...

Warm day, low 80s! Did 54 miles up north. Quite windy, couldn't hold the camera still.


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Somehow, this caught my eye as I was...
04-29-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By thinktubes

Here's my Battaglin Cromor. I'm the third owner....

Here's my Battaglin Cromor. I'm the third owner. It originally had Shimano 600 on it. Since then it's been 8-speed, 9-speed STI, single speed, etc... The only "original" part is the seat post -...
04-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By thinktubes

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's
04-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,438
Posted By thinktubes

Michelin Pro 4 700x23 Surface = Illinois ...

Michelin Pro 4 700x23

Surface = Illinois

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Same as it every was...
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04-22-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

46 miles up the coast. We've had a cold snap and...

46 miles up the coast. We've had a cold snap and temps were in the upper 40s. Wind was blowing from the north and south at the same time somehow. Massive Mayfly hatching - my belly is full.

...
04-22-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,490
Posted By thinktubes

Cheep-n-cheerful ...

Cheep-n-cheerful

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04-22-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By thinktubes

Probably better than 80's Italian chrome...

Probably better than 80's Italian chrome...
04-20-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

You NL guys are killing it - great pics!

You NL guys are killing it - great pics!
04-17-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By thinktubes

My early Saturday morning brain read the thread...

My early Saturday morning brain read the thread title as "Tour de Cheapskate". :rolleyes:
04-16-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By thinktubes

Keep the threaded headset. Virtually any stem...

Keep the threaded headset. Virtually any stem would be an improvement. Those Merlins have very nice lines and look good with classic or "modern" stems.
04-14-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,100
Posted By thinktubes

Drillium Dude - so sorry - she was a very...

Drillium Dude - so sorry - she was a very special cat!
04-11-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By thinktubes

Repaint = strike 1 Girls bike = strike 2 ...

Repaint = strike 1

Girls bike = strike 2

Rust = strike 3
04-07-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

"Hoot and Holler" ride up to Ft. Sheridan. 80...

"Hoot and Holler" ride up to Ft. Sheridan. 80 degrees!!!

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There are at least 2 deer in this picture...
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03-29-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By thinktubes

"Speed Caps" ...

"Speed Caps"

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03-23-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By thinktubes

I visited Bath in 1980(!) - beautiful!

I visited Bath in 1980(!) - beautiful!
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