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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-23-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,609
Posted By Chicago Al
I have just been thinking I needed to find or...

I have just been thinking I needed to find or make a meme like that...or a gif better yet, but in the meantime I'm stealing that one! Thanks!
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-23-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Chicago Al
We have been DVRing the morning broadcast,...

We have been DVRing the morning broadcast, including the prerace show, which usually overlaps the race start. Only one stage had the very last few kms clipped. I may have set the DVR with a half...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-17-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Chicago Al
NBCSports coverage

Doubt anyone else will agree, but we (wife and I) are finding the NBC commenting a real step up this year. Christian VdV has become much more comfortable on air, has learned to slow down and not...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-12-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Chicago Al
This caught me out, too. I don't even know where...

This caught me out, too. I don't even know where the fault is--shouldn't the DVR programming be smart enough to catch the change? Likewise though I have a generic 'Cycling' term that has caught a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By Chicago Al
You do realize that this story is in the New York...

You do realize that this story is in the New York Times, about as 'mainstream media' as it gets?

What news organization do you follow that you see being balanced in coverage of cycling and...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-04-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,609
Posted By Chicago Al
This is a fun Tour so far! I began...

This is a fun Tour so far!

I began watching the Tour in 2000, my wife joined after a year or two, then our two daughters (now 25 and 22, neither at home) and now for the first time our son (20)...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-30-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,305
Posted By Chicago Al
A big argument for allowing ride share services...

A big argument for allowing ride share services like Uber and Lyft is that it helps keep drunk drivers off the road. I have heard this from several friends, if they're going to dinner and might have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Chicago Al
The documentary about him (available on Netflix)...

The documentary about him (available on Netflix) is wonderful. What a unique character, and though it's a cliche to say, an 'only in New York' one.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,719
Posted By Chicago Al
A belated response to Robbie's thoughtful (as...

A belated response to Robbie's thoughtful (as usual) post...my best wishes to cehoward, a gentleman and an inspiration. There's no getting around getting older but he has always shown that you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Chicago Al
Nice account, Tom. Hudson River valley seems...

Nice account, Tom. Hudson River valley seems like a perfect place to ride...possibly a perfect place to live.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-10-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,545
Posted By Chicago Al
What's 'desperate' is your attempt to score...

What's 'desperate' is your attempt to score political points off this tragedy.

Many Chicago cyclists, including me, ride in the beautiful rolling hills of Western Michigan.

But then again,...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 05-26-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By Chicago Al
We were getting the 'highlights' on BEIN but that...

We were getting the 'highlights' on BEIN but that has stopped. Digging into the schedule, it turns out the Highlights is now on one of the secondary BEIN channels, which we don't get. (Our cable...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 05-18-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By Chicago Al
Just chiming in as a Chicagoan and a mixte...

Just chiming in as a Chicagoan and a mixte fan...those are some nice bikes cited above. The Bob Jackson especially, whoo boy! That is a rare one, and might be one of two BJ mixtes in the area,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-10-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,118
Posted By Chicago Al
Oh my gosh! I haven't been on the site in a...

Oh my gosh! I haven't been on the site in a while, I check in tonight and this is what I see. What a jewel!
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 04-10-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,714
Posted By Chicago Al
I am going to take a wild guess that this thread...

I am going to take a wild guess that this thread got moved here to the Pro Cycling forum from elsewhere as Lance related posts are supposed to go into their own thread.

Being in 'the industry,' ...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 04-03-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Chicago Al
Here is the crankset I have. Unfortunately this...

Here is the crankset I have. Unfortunately this is the early 90s version with a 130BCD. 80s version with 144BCD has an incised 'S' and black as opposed to grey applied logo. Sorry I could not...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 04-02-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Chicago Al
Well, once again the deadline for this...

Well, once again the deadline for this limited-time offer has expired. I can't believe that none of you supposed enthusiasts has jumped on this great opportunity.

Oh well, as we say in my...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 04-01-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Chicago Al
If you guys are not careful, you may get blocked...

If you guys are not careful, you may get blocked from bidding on my auctions!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 04-01-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Chicago Al
Vintage Italian Mystery Bike!

For sale TODAY ONLY:

This rare and desirable vintage (possibly) Italian racing bike! It's time for me to start to whittle down my collection. I am open to reasonable offers but expect them to...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 03-31-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Chicago Al
I have just the cranks, no chainrings, almost new...

I have just the cranks, no chainrings, almost new condition---it was apparently mounted once. Have had it probably five years and not done anything with it, so time to let it go!

Arms are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-14-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By Chicago Al
WOW! That is probably the snazziest mixte...

WOW!

That is probably the snazziest mixte I've ever seen. Even the non-drop handlebars are Cinelli and match the stem, so presumably original. Where in the world did you find such a thing?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-14-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,716
Posted By Chicago Al
Great looking bike, hillcountry! How many bikes...

Great looking bike, hillcountry! How many bikes from that era are still with their original owners, in such good condition?!

What's the dealer sticker down on the seat tube?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-13-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 202,758
Posted By Chicago Al
(EDIT TO ADD: D'oh! I did not realize this had...

(EDIT TO ADD: D'oh! I did not realize this had already been posted. I don't come 'round much these days so hadn't read the thread recently. Carry on!)

Much more rare than an Ironman: A...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-13-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35,914
Views: 3,667,874
Posted By Chicago Al
A Google Alert I set up several years ago finally...

A Google Alert I set up several years ago finally brought something in, for the first time: a Centurion Prestige, for sale in Orange County CA. I will note it in the 'Ironman' thread as it'll be of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-07-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chicago Al
A belated welcome back, T-Mar, and a thank you...

A belated welcome back, T-Mar, and a thank you for the pic as well--a good reminder that we should all be on guard against chafing. :roflmao2:

One more data point: We had a Niko 'Mystere' mixte...
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