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Old 09-25-13, 11:16 PM   #1
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Hello from Chicago

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I have enjoyed reading posts here. I am new to biking, just trying to get healthy. I have found that riding my bike makes me feel like a kid again. I love it.

This place is a wealth of info. What a great forum. Looking forward to learning more from you all by lurking in the shadows. So many great looking bikes here. Love all the pictures.
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Welcome to BF and to cycling and be sure to get your miles in before that Chicago winter hits town!
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Thank you for the welcomes. Going out for a ride this morning. I will need to get some nice bicycle snow pants and some 27 inch tire chains before
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Welcome to the forums! I lived in west central IL for several years and made many trips to Chicago. I always wanted to bike around the city but never had the chance.
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Welcome to the forums! I lived in west central IL for several years and made many trips to Chicago. I always wanted to bike around the city but never had the chance.
Are you into extreme cab driver , car door, pedestrian , dog, pothole, rich people in very expensive car who own the road dodging ? I like riding forest preserve bike paths in the suburbs.
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Well those are our bikes. My Red one is 36 years old. Still rides like brand new. May not qualify for any classic threads but I love it.
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Thank you for the welcomes. Going out for a ride this morning. I will need to get some nice bicycle snow pants and some 27 inch tire chains before
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Studded tyres would be my suggestion (Nokians, Schwalbes or something else with proper carbide tipped studs).
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Are you into extreme cab driver , car door, pedestrian , dog, pothole, rich people in very expensive car who own the road dodging ? I like riding forest preserve bike paths in the suburbs.
I'm up for anything once!! I bet it has gotten a lot worse. I'd still like to bike along Lake Michigan. I haven't been to the Chicago area since the late 90's.
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The Lakefront is beautiful and a great ride if you do it on weekdays. On the weekend the paths are very crowded. It is still fun but so many kids to dodge, joggers are worth 20 points though.
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Nice bikes! Did you have a chance to go check out the Classic and Vintage section here? Gotta post them in there for sure!

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Nice bikes! Did you have a chance to go check out the Classic and Vintage section here? Gotta post them in there for sure!

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Thanks. I do have Paramount envy but I am pretty happy with the one I have. I was not sure the bikes where classic enough for that thread in the Classic and Vintage section but I guess I can post them there.

My wife was riding an 85 Scwinn Sprint until we found that 86 Le Tour on Craigslist. The bike is as mint as it gets. Still has original tires and tape. Looks like it was ridden maybe one summer tops. It has a couple of very small scrapes on the frame. It`s hard finding quality step through`s.
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OH trust me, Steve. Those guys would love to see pristine bikes. There's a couple of Paramount guys on there, one has quite a few.
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welcome to bf, a schwinn man huh??

as others have said your red le tour will make some of the folks here drool, no problem hanging w/ them.

I have to say though, it looks really small for you. maybe its just the angle of the photo.

You're over 6 feet tall?? what size is the frame?

I suppose it doesnt matter if you're happy w/the fit.
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welcome to bf, a schwinn man huh??

as others have said your red le tour will make some of the folks here drool, no problem hanging w/ them.

I have to say though, it looks really small for you. maybe its just the angle of the photo.

You're over 6 feet tall?? what size is the frame?

I suppose it doesnt matter if you're happy w/the fit.

I am 6 feet tall. The bike has a 21 inch frame. A bit small for me but my seat is high enough and it is comfortable to ride.
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right on, I understand thats your long time buddy, I wasnt trying to drive a wedge between yas. just thought you'd get uncomfortable after 10 miles or so, a little less efficient pedal stroke too. carry on.

started the wheels turning, didnt I. N+1 to come. Ill give it 3 months.
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Hi! I mark and new here.I am glad to be part of this community.I am sure it will be a great place to share and discuss all new relevant things here.
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right on, I understand thats your long time buddy, I wasnt trying to drive a wedge between yas. just thought you'd get uncomfortable after 10 miles or so, a little less efficient pedal stroke too. carry on.

started the wheels turning, didnt I. N+1 to come. Ill give it 3 months.
You are a very wicked human being. EVIL EVIL EVIL!!!! You made me go out and buy a 1986 Prelude in very good condition. Yep all nice a great looking. See what you did to me? Whats next? LOL
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Im sorry man I couldnt help myself. what size is the prelude? more like a 58cm I hope. lets see the photos.

whats next you ask?? N+1
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23 inch frame this time. 25 inch is to big. My balls do not like them. My balls may not be the best balls in the world but i am attached to them. They rest nicely on top of the 23 inch frame. My inseam is 34 inches,
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I am cleaning it up right now. Will post some pictures when I am done.
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