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Forum: Touring 10-19-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,791
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Posted By Chicagoan
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Took my '79 Raliegh Super Record on a rainy 60 mile ride to my family's summer home in southwestern Michigan.....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-19-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Chicagoan
The scrap yard near goose island off of kingsbury...

The scrap yard near goose island off of kingsbury has a huge dumpster that is commonly filled with junk bikes
Forum: Commuting 09-21-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14,489
Views: 8,649,404
Posted By Chicagoan
274192 New build, this was an old roomate's '79...

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New build, this was an old roomate's '79 Raleigh Super Record. It was in very rough shape when I got it. It had just its rear brake with a pair of extremely beat up steel 5 speed 27" wheels....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 443,038
Posted By Chicagoan
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'78 Raleigh Super Record
Old Campy Record Clamp on DT shifters
Mid 90's Shimano 105 175mm Triple
Rear wheel is...
Forum: Touring 09-05-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Chicagoan
Tourin on ugraded Super Record

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SO I ended up with this old Raeigh Super Record, and have been wrenching on it all summer. I converted it to...
Forum: Touring 09-05-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By Chicagoan
Tourin on ugraded Super Record

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SO I ended up with this old Raeigh Super Record, and have been wrenching on it all summer. I converted it to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-25-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Chicagoan
Running a 3x6 drivetrain on a 120mm road frame

Hey guys,

So I'm in the process of building up an old ten speed Raleigh frame as a light touring bike. I built a bike just like this once before, but it was stolen. The problem with the previous...
Forum: Touring 06-17-12, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By Chicagoan
I recently converted a late 70's to early 80's...

I recently converted a late 70's to early 80's road frame built for 27"s to 700c. I used a 700c 6 speed wheelset. I had to spread the dropouts to fit the wheel. I also had to lock out the top gear on...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-01-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,488
Posted By Chicagoan
I have no issues, I have used several different...

I have no issues, I have used several different axle mounted hitches on bikes with track ends. I have never had issues, i used a chain tug to get the chain tension right, but that won't be an issue...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-30-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,632
Posted By Chicagoan
New winter beater, unknown 70's-80's frame, just...

New winter beater, unknown 70's-80's frame, just gotta slap some fenders on her and she'll be good....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-30-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 443,038
Posted By Chicagoan
This might make some posters here scoff, this is...

This might make some posters here scoff, this is an unknown frame, it originally had cottered cranks, it'll be a fun winter beater. I built it up with a bunch of salvaged and laying around parts. She...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-10-11, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,062,806
Posted By Chicagoan
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Finally found some mud to run the scorcher through. Fun!!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-06-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,062,806
Posted By Chicagoan
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Built this guy up from a frame i got at a swap meet. Pulled the fork from an abandoned hybrid,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-03-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,348
Posted By Chicagoan
I run SPD's and love em. I've had several friend...

I run SPD's and love em. I've had several friend break numerous pairs of eggbeaters, one of which was a ***** to remove from the crank. I've heard good things about Times, and want to try a pair.
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-02-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 58,127
Posted By Chicagoan
Had to move my drums to play a show. I usually...

Had to move my drums to play a show. I usually haul things on the trailer with an older hacked track frame featuring a low gear ratio, wide tires, and a touring fork, but it was on loan, so my ss...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-01-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,062,806
Posted By Chicagoan
Moving my drums via bike trailer. My Beataround...

Moving my drums via bike trailer. My Beataround offroad townie usually does the honors, as it has a much lower gear ratio, but it was on loan to a friend. 46x16, its a good thing I only went a few...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-12-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,062,806
Posted By Chicagoan
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My '07 SE Lager/Fuji Track toward the end of our first century it was a tad hilly for this...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-11-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Chicagoan
Oh Gotcha:thumb:

Oh Gotcha:thumb:
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-11-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 516,544
Posted By Chicagoan
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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-11-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Chicagoan
From the sound of it he's talking about a road...

From the sound of it he's talking about a road frame conversion, ala forward facing dropouts, so changing a tire wont be an issue, but to many skids+bolts not being cranked down and your wheel will...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-08-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,062,806
Posted By Chicagoan
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My '07 Fuji Track with new roadish setup....rear brake is a pos
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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-13-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,563
Posted By Chicagoan
44x16 fixed 73.6 44x18 free 65.4 road fixed...

44x16 fixed 73.6
44x18 free 65.4
road fixed with 700x28's

i run 42x16x18 on my scorcher townie conversion it has 700x38c's
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 05-04-11, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Chicagoan
K I figured it out. I bought the frame. Got...

K I figured it out.

I bought the frame. Got a handful of parts for the build. Turns out my suspicions were correct. She's an old Hybrid with a new lease on life. She was painted by a reputable...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-18-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Chicagoan
What kind of frame? Pics?

What kind of frame? Pics?
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-18-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Chicagoan
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