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Old 04-15-19, 06:32 AM
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I've got a Dynakit Pas2 tube pre amp. I built a new one to replace it.
What sort of new one did you build? Are you mainly into tubes?
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Grown-up in Chicago and lived a few years in Dallas, I think Chicago and Milwaukee have a unique history in eastern and central European ancestry, with the tradition of many styles of spicy sausages having come from the various Old Countries. For the generations before me hot dogs and sausages were common street food, eaten often in brief breaks of a mobile working day. I saw the same habits in Vienna, Austria, Salzburg and Prague, Czech Republic. Somewhat remanent in Munich, but mostly moved indoors. I grew up with seeing hot dog stands in most Chicago neighborhoods. Among the best ever in Chicago is (still!) Superdawg, on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. It must be seen, not just eaten. In contrast to Dallas, Dallas is dog-challenged, but Chicago doesn't have much Tex-Mex (but a lot of real Mex!!!) or nearly as much good barbecue, brisket in that nice, unsauced Texas style. I can't say much about other southern 'Que styles, but I have been schooled that they are all unique.

I think Portillo's has decent products, but they weren't there in the day, at least in my neighborhood.
Original location of Portillo's, AFAIK, was a trailer parked on St. Charles Rd. in Villa Park, summer only. Little trailer, maybe 6'x10' painted dirty mustard yellow. This would be late '50s and continuing to early 60s. There were a few years with no Portillo's and then they came back big.

Barbecue in Chicago is a SouthSide thing. Best way to sample BBQ is to attend a cultural event in a SouthSide park. Do not take your bicycle with you, you won't see it again. You will be required to taste everyone's cooking. It is all good and sometimes amazing. Otherwise you buy at the smallest storefronts and it is good if there is a line. Some of the best spots are only open late, located next to bars with music and you get takeout to eat with the entertainment. Plan ahead, often the sauce is compounded as a constipation remedy. It is not bad meat, it is medicine.
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Here's a few more pics I took. That was a nice bike.




thanks for the extra pics!
It's not every day that you see a lever operated front derailleur! That would be fun to play around with.
The B-A-R on the seat tube indicates that this is the "Bates All Rounder" model, which is mentioned on a few web sites, such as this:
1947 Bates B.A.R. vintage bike on display at Classic Cycle | Classic Cycle Bainbridge Island Kitsap County
Very nice to see such a unique bike!

Steve in Peoria
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What sort of new one did you build? Are you mainly into tubes?
I've always liked the sound of a tube amp. I rebuilt an old Dynaco Stereo 70 that was my father's, then built the new Pas2. His original was too nice to tear apart and rebuild so I upgraded the power supply only, and just built a whole new one from a kit by tubes4hifi.com.
I used to really be in to vintage audio and still have a lot. I was a big collector of Electro Voice speakers.
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...Are you mainly into tubes?
See user name....
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Original location of Portillo's, AFAIK, was a trailer parked on St. Charles Rd. in Villa Park, summer only. Little trailer, maybe 6'x10' painted dirty mustard yellow. This would be late '50s and continuing to early 60s. There were a few years with no Portillo's and then they came back big.

Barbecue in Chicago is a SouthSide thing. Best way to sample BBQ is to attend a cultural event in a SouthSide park. Do not take your bicycle with you, you won't see it again. You will be required to taste everyone's cooking. It is all good and sometimes amazing. Otherwise you buy at the smallest storefronts and it is good if there is a line. Some of the best spots are only open late, located next to bars with music and you get takeout to eat with the entertainment. Plan ahead, often the sauce is compounded as a constipation remedy. It is not bad meat, it is medicine.

Ok, from those times I was never even in Villa Park. Late '50s I had just got my first two-wheeler with pneumatic tires, and Rogers Park was pretty far from VP. But you know I wasn't talking about home cooking!
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Originally Posted by 76SLT View Post
I've always liked the sound of a tube amp. I rebuilt an old Dynaco Stereo 70 that was my father's, then built the new Pas2. His original was too nice to tear apart and rebuild so I upgraded the power supply only, and just built a whole new one from a kit by tubes4hifi.com.
I used to really be in to vintage audio and still have a lot. I was a big collector of Electro Voice speakers.
If you catch an episode of "Bosch" on Amazon Prime, note his "sound system." I got a kick out of that. I had a lower model of those speakers. Long ago, when my amps lit up inside when they were on....
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Original location of Portillo's, AFAIK, was a trailer parked on St. Charles Rd. in Villa Park, summer only. Little trailer, maybe 6'x10' painted dirty mustard yellow. This would be late '50s and continuing to early 60s. There were a few years with no Portillo's and then they came back big.

Barbecue in Chicago is a SouthSide thing. Best way to sample BBQ is to attend a cultural event in a SouthSide park. Do not take your bicycle with you, you won't see it again. You will be required to taste everyone's cooking. It is all good and sometimes amazing. Otherwise you buy at the smallest storefronts and it is good if there is a line. Some of the best spots are only open late, located next to bars with music and you get takeout to eat with the entertainment. Plan ahead, often the sauce is compounded as a constipation remedy. It is not bad meat, it is medicine.
After we ride Crystal Lake, I'm going to Nancy's. There may be better, but I'm going there.
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