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    Murdoch is a guilty pleasure for my other half...

    Murdoch is a guilty pleasure for my other half and I. I'll usually do a double take on the bikes but mostly just enjoy the show for its premise.
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    I went just to see what was what. Spent $0 but...

    I went just to see what was what. Spent $0 but saw more vintage stuff than I normally do. Hemmed and hawed a tad too long and missed the Kreitler rollers.
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    1991. I'd been training for PBP since 1988. Best...

    1991. I'd been training for PBP since 1988. Best shape of my life then. Hit close to 70mph on one downhill somewhere around Carhaix. Was on an 84hr pace until my body crapped out in VJ and it took me...
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    Well, for a start, there's Fat A$$ Wally. A...

    Well, for a start, there's Fat A$$ Wally. A Mongoose Beast from Wally World that I dumped a wad of cash into. Boy, talk about polishing a t*rd....
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    June 2013. Damp day, wood surface bridge, wet...

    June 2013. Damp day, wood surface bridge, wet leaves, and touched the front brake. Buddies said my splits would have made a cheerleader jealous and wanted to know how I, pushing 60, managed to have...
  6. Nuts. Out of town that weekend. And I have just...

    Nuts. Out of town that weekend. And I have just the bike for this. Several, in fact.
  7. Fun day but I sure could use a nap.;)

    Fun day but I sure could use a nap.;)
  8. Looks like what broke around the house this week...

    Looks like what broke around the house this week can wait til I get back. I'll be on a crappy looking blue Raleigh Grand Prix.
  9. Just be aware of the flea market traffic on...

    Just be aware of the flea market traffic on Saturday morning in East Dundee. Many unaware pedestrians* on the trail at that time of the day.




    *Done it myself.
  10. I'm assuming the French Cafe' is The Measuring...

    I'm assuming the French Cafe' is The Measuring Cup. Good place for breakfast, try the Breakfast Panini with bacon and peppers.

    I live just up the hill from the cafe'. If nothing has broken around...
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    Just stand right back up and say "I meant to do...

    Just stand right back up and say "I meant to do that".
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    My wife had a Mikado Mixte in the early eighties....

    My wife had a Mikado Mixte in the early eighties. Nice gloss black and decent enough components for the price. She gave it to my sister, who gave it back to me and I gave to a friend for his daughter...
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    No pics because this was thirty plus years ago. ...

    No pics because this was thirty plus years ago.

    I was becoming what was known as a 'Lifer' at my last job and one of the guys in our maintenance shop knew I rode bikes. He told me his Great Uncle...
  14. This followed me home yesterday. ...

    This followed me home yesterday.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/2015-07-11%2009.04.43_zpsgzcyxok0.jpg

    Gazelle built in the summer of 1974, if the serial number is to be...
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    Grant Peterson has a car?

    Grant Peterson has a car?
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    I prefer a percolator to drip, but I've used...

    I prefer a percolator to drip, but I've used both. What heats it is more interesting.

    Sometimes I've used a Trangia 28
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/DSCF0163_zps21f9546c.jpg
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    1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike with a mix of...

    1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike with a mix of Campy and Cinelli. And an 84 Bianchi Nuova Alloro(sp). The only full Italian bike I ever owned. Kinda missing my Miyata CarbonTech 3000 fixed gear, too.
  18. I've recently sold or donated most of my bike...

    I've recently sold or donated most of my bike parts but I've held onto these.

    Tag Heuer Chronoprinter 505. Kinda useless without the transmitter but I like it. Has some provenance. ...
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    AT, the reflective tape on the rear wheel is a...

    AT, the reflective tape on the rear wheel is a great idea. I couldn't even tell from the first pic. What pedals are you running on the WalGoose?

    70s Gitane. Alfine 8...
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    Hey, Almost Trick, our fatties have the same...

    Hey, Almost Trick, our fatties have the same rubber. I replaced the truck inner tubes with Surly 3". Lightened the wheels up just a teeny bit. The old tires and tubes went to Working Bikes...
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    The bike bridge is slated to be replaced with a...

    The bike bridge is slated to be replaced with a nicer one in May, 2017. Which means more like mid 2018, when I should be retired and won't care anymore.:D

    Some pics.

    Fat A$$ Wally. Geared...
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    That's what I used say, AlmostTrick. Not...

    That's what I used say, AlmostTrick.

    Not giving up just yet but I'm definitely curtailing my pedaling activities for a while. The removal of the bike bridge under the I90 bridge aided in that...
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    Hey, Mike here. I haven't been on the forum in...

    Hey, Mike here. I haven't been on the forum in ages. I had a nasty spill and knee injury in June 2013 and surgery later that December. Let's just say that healing proper isn't happening. The...
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    Well, it didn't exactly come today. It did come...

    Well, it didn't exactly come today. It did come from Finland.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/20130629_070927_zpsfdec4cdb.jpg
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    Don't know if I've lost my nerve or just gained...

    Don't know if I've lost my nerve or just gained wisdom with age.

    At 35, I hit 66mph while riding PBP in 91. All I though was, That was cool!

    At 45, while descending a hill in SE Ohio, I was...
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