Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Put your finger on the middle of a map of the USA... Thats me standing next to the COW:) (the cow is my sister)
Bikes: Schwinn Stingray 5sp, Phillips 20, 24"Dyno GT, Raleigh 20, Scott MTB, and a lot more that I dont want the wife to know about!
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Hey fellas, I just got back from Chicago last night and picked up this bike. Thanks MnHPVGuy for the lead! Peter at the shop there in Chicago is awesome. Not only because he had this bike for me, but he also helped me plan my whole trip to Chicago. He used to work int he heart of the city so he gave me the skinny on which places to eat, where to shop and even where to stay. His shop is pretty new and has a pretty cool setup with the bike stands right out in front of the store. He also reconditions old bikes with new parts which is an Awesome "Green" alternative. If any of you are ever inthe area, make sure you look em up. Stop by and chew on his ear about bikes, and get some advice about the city.
Im not yet sure what I am going to do with this bike. Its seen some abuse and I have to figure out how much. Im headed to a LBS right now to use their cotter pin press. The frame has enough surface rust that makes it a good candidate for a chemical strip bath. I'll probably get on that as soon as I figure out what brase-ons it might need, and also what I will have to take off of it. I'll try to keep you guys posted. There will probably be a blog started on this bike pretty soon, In fact, I'll be taking a camera with me to the LBS to document the crank AND cup removal, which can be a REAL BEAR sometimes. This one has quite a bit of rust so I've started praying already
Sorry if I havent been on the site lately, but the wife is prego, and the photography work is pickin' up a bit. You guys all keep ridin' the folders !
R-20's : Like other things in life, folds are what impress the chics