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05-08-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By jjhabbs

WTB Paramount frameset

Hey all,

I am in the market for a 24 inch frame paramount. Early 70s, Chrome lugs with original fork. Must have perfect chrome but not perfect paint. This bike will be sent to Waterford to be...
05-08-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By jjhabbs

Honestly. The low price makes me wonder whats...

Honestly. The low price makes me wonder whats wrong with it. Looks like a good deal. Why hasn't someone sucked this thing up yet?

JJ
05-08-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By jjhabbs

Would you like your bike featured on my youtube channel?

Hey all,
If you live in the Chicago area and you have an interesting bicycle maybe we can feature it on my youtube channel! Bring it by the mancave and we can shoot the video. its simple. I do the...
05-01-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By jjhabbs

New Video, Classic collectibles

Hey all, Here is a new video showing some of the classic bicycle collectibles. Consider hitting the like button and subscribing. Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuan4WV3OSA
03-18-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By jjhabbs

Wow, thought there would be more interest..lol ...

Wow, thought there would be more interest..lol

JJ
03-18-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By jjhabbs

There there are some stills and another thread I...

There there are some stills and another thread I did earlier when I first purchased the bike, please check my other threads

JJ
03-17-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By jjhabbs

1980 Jack Taylor Tourist Video overview!

Hey all, I just finished the video, I haven't restored it yet. I have some cleaning and some new tires to do.. Check it out Feel free to lick and subscribe to the video

JJ
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03-16-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,375
Posted By jjhabbs

Hey Nguyen Dang, Glad I could be of some...

Hey Nguyen Dang,
Glad I could be of some inspiration. My first mancave video was taken off because I put music on my video. Not being familiar with copyright laws I screwed up. Cool vid however!...
03-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,375
Posted By jjhabbs

Wow, Nicely Done...Looks great! JJ

Wow, Nicely Done...Looks great!

JJ
02-24-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By jjhabbs

Thanks, not in a terrible hurry. Im thinking...

Thanks, not in a terrible hurry. Im thinking something like a 50 or 48 / 38ish/ 28....something like that. in good condition.
I looked up on sheldon brown, the TA cranks go with a Campy BB taper.
02-24-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By jjhabbs

This shop evolved a lot in the 80s. First it was...

This shop evolved a lot in the 80s. First it was just Schwinn. Then other brands came in. Trek, Miyata, Cannondale, Nishiki, a little bit of Univega for a while because we liked the rep. Ultimately...
02-24-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,618
Posted By jjhabbs

Honestly. It doesnt matter. Nobody asks what...

Honestly. It doesnt matter.

Nobody asks what the zero to sixty time is in a 1957 chevy! Who cares! Its a 57 chevy.

JJ
02-23-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By jjhabbs

it was the phone number done in BMX number plate...

it was the phone number done in BMX number plate numbers 830 0989

JJ
02-23-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By jjhabbs

wall clocks? you mean hanging tires? JJ

wall clocks? you mean hanging tires?

JJ
02-23-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By jjhabbs

The shop that started it all for me! I'm stoked!

A Blast from the past!! This is a picture of the store I worked at for seven years from 1982 thru 1989. Action Cyclery in Streamwood IL. I believe this picture was taken before I worked there....
02-23-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By jjhabbs

WTB TA vintage crankset triple

Hey all, Im thinking Im looking for a TA crankset for my 1980 vintage jack taylor. Probably the correct crank for a touring bike of that era. Let me know if you have one or something else you would...
02-22-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

Thanks. I have brown on my SuperSport. I think...

Thanks. I have brown on my SuperSport. I think the Pana's will do. They wont see a ton of action every year.


JJ
02-22-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

I hear ya on the TA cranks. Id run over a person...

I hear ya on the TA cranks. Id run over a person before i take off the duopar derailleur. Probably the best shifting wide range derailleur ever in my humble opinion. The only skins I have found are...
02-22-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

I believe that the original factory racks mounted...

I believe that the original factory racks mounted there. The bicycle has blackburn racks on it now.

Thanks

JJ
02-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

Thanks for the comments, Yes I believe that the...

Thanks for the comments, Yes I believe that the original owner wanted the dual rear brakes. The frame does have to factory brazed cable stops and cable guides for the rear brakes. Obviously this guy...
02-21-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

I may get around to pulling the fork soon. Yes...

I may get around to pulling the fork soon. Yes the headtube is oversized which tells me its the correct fork. Yes, this bike is different. Who knows what components were originally on there. The...
02-21-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

i own it. JJ

i own it.

JJ
02-21-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

I think it needs a more proper crankset!!

I think it needs a more proper crankset!!
02-21-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By jjhabbs

Unique Jack Taylor!! I got questions Help!

Hey all,
I found this bicycle at the bike swap at Harper college (Palatine Illinois) a couple weeks ago. I called the owner up and purchased it a couple days ago.. I may not be looking hard enough...
02-21-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,905
Posted By jjhabbs

Not sure. On such a long ride I have to go for...

Not sure. On such a long ride I have to go for ultimate comfort. So void of finding my holy grail trek720 probably not. I roll the hills and sometimes go for speed. I guess if we had a big group I...
02-12-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,905
Posted By jjhabbs

Went on ragbrai in 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 05, 11, 17...

Went on ragbrai in 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 05, 11, 17 and 18
And set to go in 2020. Looking forward to it.

JJ
02-12-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,350
Posted By jjhabbs

Can't can't believe I posted that 6 years ago....

Can't can't believe I posted that 6 years ago. Maybe I should try riding this bicycle
02-10-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By jjhabbs

Here is a video of the bicycle. any questions...

Here is a video of the bicycle. any questions feelf free to ask

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMj3LiOfaXc&t=18s
02-10-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By jjhabbs

I had to ask myself the same question. I have a...

I had to ask myself the same question. I have a 92ish. I was going to either go full retro mod... newer 11 speed campy. OR my favorite Era is late 80s super record.. As seen in my pics. GREAT bike,...
02-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By jjhabbs

Been there, did that. Very little for C&V croud...

Been there, did that. Very little for C&V croud today

JJ
02-03-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By jjhabbs

I can probably fill a table with stuff. I just...

I can probably fill a table with stuff. I just dont choose to. Even with fees I can make more on Ebay and not have to haggle all day.

JJ
02-01-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By jjhabbs

I love riding it.I only have one bike in my fleet...

I love riding it.I only have one bike in my fleet I dont ride.. and that is a never ridden NOS black gold anniversary paramount. Other than that they all see miles. Check out my collection on Youtube...
02-01-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By jjhabbs

We were BMX Wanna Be's WE did ok. but Sundance...

We were BMX Wanna Be's WE did ok. but Sundance Cycle IN bloomingdale was the BMX mecca.
We carried Schwinn Trek Miyata Nishiki and Cannondale. ..thats why we lost schwinnn.. we had to many brands....
01-31-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By jjhabbs

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01-31-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By jjhabbs

New Project Cannondale SM???

Back in the 80s I worked in a shop in Streamwood Illinois called Action Cyclery. I worked there from 82-89. At the time we were the largest Cannondale dealer in the midwest for the first couple years...
01-31-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By jjhabbs

Thats cool. I went there in 79-81 then in 82 I...

Thats cool. I went there in 79-81 then in 82 I started working at a store in Streamwood called Action Cyclery, left there in 89 to be the GT Sales rep in Chicago.... Stone age...

JJ
01-31-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,690
Posted By jjhabbs

Very Pretty bike. No collection is complete...

Very Pretty bike. No collection is complete without a nifty Colnago!

JJ
01-31-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By jjhabbs

Thanks for all your wisdom people.!! Thanks for...

Thanks for all your wisdom people.!! Thanks for the input!

JJ
01-30-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By jjhabbs

Oh yeah. To go with the vintage Raleigh...

I picked these items up with the Paramount Hall last year....
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01-30-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,815
Posted By jjhabbs

I personally believe that there are no rules....

I personally believe that there are no rules. However, If im going to retro-mod a bicycle I do the entire thing. I dont just upgrade brakes or drivetrain. I only did this once. see the Miyata below....
01-30-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20,773
Views: 1,980,509
Posted By jjhabbs

Thanks the bicycle is in good shape. It passes...

Thanks the bicycle is in good shape. It passes the 5ft test well. however when you get close you can see the wear and tear on the fenders and such.. But over all in great shape.

JJ
01-29-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20,773
Views: 1,980,509
Posted By jjhabbs

I made my own thread for this bike...but it...

I made my own thread for this bike...but it belongs here too. LOVE This 74 Raleigh...
01-29-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By jjhabbs

Not my usual restoration 74 Raleigh Superbe!

I got this bike from a neighbor that knew i was into collecting bicycles. Not my usual cup of tea but there is something cool about an English built 3speed. Built before all of them were made in...
01-25-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,340
Posted By jjhabbs

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01-21-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By jjhabbs

I always find good deals on stuff at Harper. ...

I always find good deals on stuff at Harper. There isnt always a good selection of vintage. I thought about getting a table to sell there. i have in the past. Its getting harder to sell stuff there....
01-21-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By jjhabbs

I purchased this frameset as a Pelizzoli...

I purchased this frameset as a Pelizzoli restoration. Its awesome. He did an awesome job. That new one looks like a great buy.

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01-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By jjhabbs

Question about my Motobecane Grand Record. BB threads

Hi all,

Sheldon Brown says that french threading BBs have right hand threads on both sides. However Sheldon Brown says"


Some French bicycles, notably many Motobécane models, used Swiss...
01-01-19, 04:13 PM
12-26-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,803
Posted By jjhabbs

Skin all the way! JJ

Skin all the way!

JJ
12-26-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,450
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