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Posted By thinktubes

Take a close look at the top tube/head tube...

Take a close look at the top tube/head tube junction - might be an optical illusiion, but looks "bendy" to me.
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Posted By thinktubes

Great find and interesting history!

Great find and interesting history!
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Posted By thinktubes

Remove the rack and start at $650. Don't...

Remove the rack and start at $650.

Don't let it go for less than $500. Seat has value on its own.

Color is very desirable, size might hold it back (a little).
05-07-21, 06:32 AM
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05-04-21, 09:51 PM
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Views: 861
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05-04-21, 07:40 PM
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Forum: Introductions
05-02-21, 09:11 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Welcome! I grew up in CL. Still head out there on...

Welcome! I grew up in CL. Still head out there on occasion. Wish they would have had the bike trail when I was growing up.

Rode from Oak Park to my dad's place in CL on the trail.
05-02-21, 07:31 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Warm day, low 80s! Did 54 miles up north. Quite...

Warm day, low 80s! Did 54 miles up north. Quite windy, couldn't hold the camera still.


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Somehow, this caught my eye as I was...
04-29-21, 02:43 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By thinktubes

Here's my Battaglin Cromor. I'm the third owner....

Here's my Battaglin Cromor. I'm the third owner. It originally had Shimano 600 on it. Since then it's been 8-speed, 9-speed STI, single speed, etc... The only "original" part is the seat post -...
04-25-21, 07:14 AM
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Views: 546
Posted By thinktubes

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's
04-24-21, 07:23 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Michelin Pro 4 700x23 Surface = Illinois ...

Michelin Pro 4 700x23

Surface = Illinois

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Same as it every was...
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04-22-21, 09:19 PM
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46 miles up the coast. We've had a cold snap and...

46 miles up the coast. We've had a cold snap and temps were in the upper 40s. Wind was blowing from the north and south at the same time somehow. Massive Mayfly hatching - my belly is full.

...
04-22-21, 09:02 PM
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Cheep-n-cheerful ...

Cheep-n-cheerful

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04-22-21, 06:24 AM
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Views: 242
Posted By thinktubes

Probably better than 80's Italian chrome...

Probably better than 80's Italian chrome...
04-20-21, 01:46 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

You NL guys are killing it - great pics!

You NL guys are killing it - great pics!
04-17-21, 05:51 AM
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Views: 647
Posted By thinktubes

My early Saturday morning brain read the thread...

My early Saturday morning brain read the thread title as "Tour de Cheapskate". :rolleyes:
04-16-21, 06:37 AM
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Views: 430
Posted By thinktubes

Keep the threaded headset. Virtually any stem...

Keep the threaded headset. Virtually any stem would be an improvement. Those Merlins have very nice lines and look good with classic or "modern" stems.
04-14-21, 06:41 AM
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Posted By thinktubes

Drillium Dude - so sorry - she was a very...

Drillium Dude - so sorry - she was a very special cat!
04-11-21, 07:32 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Repaint = strike 1 Girls bike = strike 2 ...

Repaint = strike 1

Girls bike = strike 2

Rust = strike 3
04-07-21, 07:15 AM
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Posted By thinktubes

"Hoot and Holler" ride up to Ft. Sheridan. 80...

"Hoot and Holler" ride up to Ft. Sheridan. 80 degrees!!!

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There are at least 2 deer in this picture...
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03-29-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By thinktubes

"Speed Caps" ...

"Speed Caps"

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03-23-21, 07:06 AM
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Posted By thinktubes

I visited Bath in 1980(!) - beautiful!

I visited Bath in 1980(!) - beautiful!
03-21-21, 07:57 PM
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Rode 48 miles north while the Illini were getting...

Rode 48 miles north while the Illini were getting whipped by the Ramblers. Temps in the mid-60s, windy, but not too windy. Fueled by Chinese takeout.

Everything is still brown, except for the odd...
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Views: 789
Posted By thinktubes

Here's the Kilo TT I bought back in 2008. It's a...

Here's the Kilo TT I bought back in 2008. It's a great bike for around town - both sturdy and comfy.

I'm guessing there might be a lot of these on the used market. They were also sold under the...
03-12-21, 08:55 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Bingo! Here's a BITD pic ...

Bingo! Here's a BITD pic

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The path follows the right of way for the North...
03-11-21, 08:09 AM
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Posted By thinktubes

Nice to see everyone emerging for Spring rides! ...

Nice to see everyone emerging for Spring rides!

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03-10-21, 12:36 PM
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Views: 898
Posted By thinktubes

Start with water - place a moist paper towel on...

Start with water - place a moist paper towel on there and let it sit. Sometime, this will soften the adhesive and you can "roll" it off but rubbing with a finger.
03-09-21, 11:01 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

34-mile ride after work today up to the Park...

34-mile ride after work today up to the Park Avenue boating ramp. It was 68 degrees, but large mountains of snow remained on the shoreline.

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03-08-21, 09:24 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

It's actually a hodge-podge of parts. It started...

It's actually a hodge-podge of parts. It started life as one of these:

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This worked well for about...
03-07-21, 07:31 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

First ride of 2021! Did 40 miles up to the fort....

First ride of 2021! Did 40 miles up to the fort. Temp in the low 40s/headwind coming back - brought home "frozen ham". Jerry Ortega sighting = 1

Still some snow in the ravines
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03-06-21, 08:12 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Drillium Dude - them rims are "trick"

Drillium Dude - them rims are "trick"
03-05-21, 07:21 AM
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Views: 677
Posted By thinktubes

Good info in this thread. That era of Campy...

Good info in this thread. That era of Campy brakes are some of the most beautiful IMO.
03-04-21, 10:46 AM
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Views: 559
Posted By thinktubes

I used a late-90s model for light touring. It was...

I used a late-90s model for light touring. It was pretty decent and handled well when loaded. Sold it when I quit touring. Here's a pic at the tip of the Traverse Peninsula.
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03-03-21, 05:38 PM
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Views: 880
Posted By thinktubes

Only flip 1 or 2 bikes a year, if even. I won't...

Only flip 1 or 2 bikes a year, if even. I won't mess with bikes that are a basket case, unless it's a labor of love.

The flips I still do are either a free bike that I know will sell easily or a...
03-03-21, 08:12 AM
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Views: 332
Posted By thinktubes

It's morning in America, and there's a hunger for...

It's morning in America, and there's a hunger for barcons...
02-24-21, 10:44 AM
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Views: 902
Posted By thinktubes

Sorry to hear this. My sis lives in PDX and we...

Sorry to hear this. My sis lives in PDX and we took a trip to the velodrome in 2005! Here's some pics. I recall how steep the banking is compared to the local Northbrook track.
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02-23-21, 01:34 PM
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Views: 730
Posted By thinktubes

Nancy Polisi?

Nancy Polisi?
02-22-21, 12:40 PM
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Views: 1,191
Posted By thinktubes

"Cut to the exact length of Eddy Merckx's pinky,...

"Cut to the exact length of Eddy Merckx's pinky, dress the ends with 60/40 rosin-core solder, and finish with a light dipping in paraffin"
02-22-21, 08:00 AM
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Views: 447
Posted By thinktubes

The nail polish aisle is your friend for this.

The nail polish aisle is your friend for this.
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Views: 834
Posted By thinktubes

This. And seriously consider a classic...

This.

And seriously consider a classic styled seatpost - that bike deserves better.
02-16-21, 10:20 PM
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Views: 1,214
Posted By thinktubes

Saw a lot of this during the "fixed-gear craze"...

Saw a lot of this during the "fixed-gear craze" in the earlier part of the 21 century.
02-14-21, 10:33 AM
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Views: 4,688
Posted By thinktubes

The only way to get any return is buy very low on...

The only way to get any return is buy very low on a ready to ride bike or do a "DKO" flip

Once parts and labor come into the equation, you can forget about "making" a profit.

Exhibit A

I...
02-10-21, 08:38 AM
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Views: 1,590
Posted By thinktubes

One of the nicest bikes ever to grace C&V. ...

One of the nicest bikes ever to grace C&V.

Besides the Bianchi, what are your keepers?
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Posted By thinktubes

Probably 1989 or later, since Columbus changed...

Probably 1989 or later, since Columbus changed the the tubing name from "Matrix" to "Cromor" in '89.

I have a similarly aged TSD Battaglin which is also Cromor. Very good rider.

You might...
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Views: 1,132
Posted By thinktubes

Pic asst. ...

Pic asst.

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02-06-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,821
Posted By thinktubes

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5...

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02-06-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,222
Posted By thinktubes

Waiting for that, and a 50 degree warm up... ...

Waiting for that, and a 50 degree warm up...

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02-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,821
Posted By thinktubes

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