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Posted By megarot

Love the Premis! I'm going to take it out for...

Love the Premis! I'm going to take it out for another ride after work today. I love the original saddle that's on it but I just don't think it's quite comfortable enough for a century ride, which is...
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Posted By megarot

I think I'll wait and get the electric blue brand...

I think I'll wait and get the electric blue brand new.. it would match my schwinn premis perfectly.
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Posted By megarot

Yeah I would have thought he would be ready to...

Yeah I would have thought he would be ready to deal a bit more. I offered him $55 and he wanted $60
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Posted By megarot

Brooks B17

I know this isn't exactly the most appropriate thread for this forum but the appraisals seem to be the closest fitting.

I'm looking at getting a used Brooks. He's willing to part with it for $60...
Forum: Recumbent
04-28-11, 02:36 PM
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Posted By megarot

Thank you Instructables

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mini-Recumbent-from-a-Kid-Bike/

This could be my next commuter.
Forum: Foo
04-26-11, 10:09 PM
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Posted By megarot

GO HAWKS!!!! That's my 2 cents.

GO HAWKS!!!! That's my 2 cents.
Forum: Introductions
04-22-11, 07:53 AM
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Posted By megarot

I have had a really really bad experience with...

I have had a really really bad experience with the L.A.T.E. ride and I do not recommend it. I didn't do bike the drive and since it's during the day with more space and distance between drivers I...
04-21-11, 10:38 AM
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Posted By megarot

I've actually done the bike trail at Devon &...

I've actually done the bike trail at Devon & LeHigh and you're right it is a nice trail. It was a little crowded but it wasn't like there was any traffic jams for me and our little group didn't feel...
04-21-11, 10:09 AM
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Posted By megarot

I had a 7.3 fx (before it got stolen) with Deore...

I had a 7.3 fx (before it got stolen) with Deore components. I liked it very well and did well on the Chicago city streets.

I hear you when you say that you are low on cash and need to make a good...
04-21-11, 09:48 AM
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Posted By megarot

I actually feel pretty confident about it, I...

I actually feel pretty confident about it, I don't have too many doubts but I guess when I start hitting 60 and 70 mile markers I'll see how I feel about it then. For me I'm not so sure that's about...
Forum: Introductions
04-21-11, 09:41 AM
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Posted By megarot

Hi Eugene and welcome I'm a Chicago city...

Hi Eugene and welcome

I'm a Chicago city rider (car-free). what type of bikes are you looking at?
04-20-11, 03:00 PM
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Posted By megarot

Similar to bautieri's post but I have a pretty...

Similar to bautieri's post but I have a pretty simple suggestion.

You know what you want. So go in to whatever LBS MTB selection (I suggest looking alone and not having them tag along pestering...
04-20-11, 02:35 PM
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Posted By megarot

My new goal - Century ride

I goal this year is completing a century ride and one that I can plan out for myself. I have friends who will do this ride with me. It's going to take some work to get up to a century but I'm pretty...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-11, 11:29 AM
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Posted By megarot

I had a Trek 7.3 fx. It was my Chicago city...

I had a Trek 7.3 fx. It was my Chicago city bomber and held up very nicely to the rough city streets. Mine just got stolen and I'm graduating from a hybrid to a road bike (actually 2 road bikes - one...
04-18-11, 04:31 PM
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Posted By megarot

Thanks arimajol! I think they have open shop on...

Thanks arimajol! I think they have open shop on Sunday's so I'll plan on going then in a few weeks.
04-15-11, 09:34 PM
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Posted By megarot

Well guys - I've made up my mind. With the amount...

Well guys - I've made up my mind. With the amount of whining I've done I decided to buy a very nice complete bike from a BF member.

However... I have a woman's frame mid 80's Schwinn World. I...
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Posted By megarot

I found a 1985 Trek 660 online - the guy is...

I found a 1985 Trek 660 online - the guy is trying to part it out but he'll take an offer on it. His components are Suntour Superbe Pro with Mavic Reflex wheels.
Only things missing from the bike...
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Posted By megarot

Bianchigirll: I've seen that bike. Indiana is a...

Bianchigirll: I've seen that bike. Indiana is a long way from me. I have no car and I live in the city. I can afford to take the trains out to the suburbs but usually when it's a bike in the suburbs...
04-15-11, 10:57 AM
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Posted By megarot

Yes I am a bit over my head but who didn't start...

Yes I am a bit over my head but who didn't start out a little over their head? That's why I'm here trying to learn about it.
I do take pride in doing something myself without taking the normal girl...
04-15-11, 12:11 AM
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Posted By megarot

Bike Polo?? I seriously haven't even heard of it....

Bike Polo?? I seriously haven't even heard of it. Gotta check that out.
04-14-11, 11:55 PM
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Posted By megarot

This is the Shimano 105 'group' I'm interested...

This is the Shimano 105 'group' I'm interested in: http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-105-7-spd-Group-bars-stem-cables-VGC-NR-/320684435989?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4aaa482a15#ht_10651wt_1141
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04-14-11, 10:24 PM
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Posted By megarot

Also, regarding frame - I would want a steel mens...

Also, regarding frame - I would want a steel mens frame (I'm addicted to lugs.. such a distinguishment on a bike) and probably more of a tour frame. I want something that I can ride around the city...
04-14-11, 10:16 PM
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Posted By megarot

So no matter what cranks I decide to get on the...

So no matter what cranks I decide to get on the group I would be able to find a bottom bracket to suit them if it didn't come with the group or is the bottom bracket more specific to the bike frame?...
04-14-11, 10:13 PM
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Posted By megarot

speed compatibility??

speed compatibility??
04-14-11, 09:53 PM
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Posted By megarot

I've been doing some ebay browsing.. not sure if...

I've been doing some ebay browsing.. not sure if that's a good thing or bad. I found a very nice looking Shimano 105 "mostly"-group for $51.

Things I would still need:
Seatpost and binder bolt...
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Posted By megarot

Change the handlebar tape to something bright or...

Change the handlebar tape to something bright or neon and add a colored chain and holy cr*p it's worth $100 more!!
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Posted By megarot

Yes... Yes I know all too well that I can buy a...

Yes... Yes I know all too well that I can buy a fixie for $200 but most of the fixies in my opinion are not worth it. I've seen several 'fixies' which are cheap frames or even better the single...
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Posted By megarot

The last one was a Bianchi.. in Naperville. ...

The last one was a Bianchi.. in Naperville.
I'm 5' 9". A 58 cm is a bit high on the stand over so I would think a 56 cm range is about perfect.
04-14-11, 08:46 PM
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Posted By megarot

Vintage Bike Build

I just posted something similar in the Classics/Vintage thread but here's my situation.

I live in Chicago and I want to rip my hair out from trying to find the bike that I want. The market is so...
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Posted By megarot

Bike Frame - $50 or less

Ok... here's my situation. I live in Chicago and I want to rip my hair out from trying to find the bike that I want. I hate Craigslist. Just today I was the FIRST person to respond on a great deal...
04-13-11, 02:56 PM
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Posted By megarot

If your riding with bullhorns I would imagine you...

If your riding with bullhorns I would imagine you could strap your automatic guns to the undersides and pull the trigger not the brake :)
04-13-11, 02:03 PM
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Posted By megarot

Never Fear - Chicago even has 'pub'...

Never Fear - Chicago even has 'pub' transportation. I prefer to call it Drunk Trolly but it's a red trolly you climb aboard that takes you bar hopping at night (and you're able to drink while...
04-12-11, 09:30 AM
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Posted By megarot

I thought that desert picture looked familiar. I...

I thought that desert picture looked familiar. I grew up in the high desert cities near the Salton Sea (Palm Springs-ish).
Although I live in Chicago 'the windy city' and yes we do get occasional...
04-11-11, 03:38 PM
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Posted By megarot

What timing! Just yesterday I picked up my new /...

What timing! Just yesterday I picked up my new / old little commuter bike. It's a girly step through that has you sitting much higher than a road bike and heavier than my old bike (stolen). I rode 6...
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Posted By megarot

Trek with Campy Racing T components

There's a Trek (early 90's model - not quite vintage but certainly not new) I'm going to look at today. What I do know is if it was all original it would have had Shimano 600. He's swapped it for a...
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Posted By megarot

I also wanted to add that I have done my research...

I also wanted to add that I have done my research and looked at all the other threads posted about that model and year range of the Schwinn World Voyageur here on bikeforums and elsewhere. So if you...
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Posted By megarot

'72 / '73 Schwinn World Voyageur

Again, sorry this was my eyes only so I don't have pictures and this isn't coming from a post on Craigslist but I saw a opaque blue Schwinn Voyageur at a bike shop asking $300 for it. The frame is...
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Posted By megarot

1976 / 1977 Fuji Sports 5

So I've gone onto ClassicFuji to look at the model of the bike.. It doesn't list components and I can't really tell much by the picture. I'm assuming its a '76 or '77 since those are the only years...
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Posted By megarot

Systema Scene... Cannot find anything on this bike

So here's a few pictures196307196308

I know I've been posting enough to beat a dead horse but I'm determined to find a bike that is both good quality and has some dang personality!! This question...
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Posted By megarot

Are you selling any of that inventory wrk101?

Are you selling any of that inventory wrk101?
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Posted By megarot

Yeah a 21" frame is more my size then a 23". How...

Yeah a 21" frame is more my size then a 23". How much is he asking for it? Although KC is about 8 hrs away from me.. that's quite a drive.
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Posted By megarot

oh it definitely wasn't on the heavier size imo...

oh it definitely wasn't on the heavier size imo but I didn't ask him about the weight. He might be able to weight it for you - especially considering how far you're coming.
Oh one thing - I hated...
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Posted By megarot

89 Schwinn Prelude

196034

Light weight Columbus Tenax tubing , Suntour , Rigida rims , Velo saddle

So I actually saw this bike yesterday. The paint is not even scratched, it's in amazing condition. However, with...
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Posted By megarot

It was decent condition. I had only seen the...

It was decent condition. I had only seen the craigslist photo's of it so if you've seen better photo's you'll notice there are some scratches. But over all it's good condition. I didn't see any major...
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Posted By megarot

There is a Grand Sport - that was on the bike I...

There is a Grand Sport - that was on the bike I just saw. From what I read the Grand Sport was before the Gran Sport but I don't understand how because the bike I saw today fit the catalog of the...
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Posted By megarot

I went, I looked. It's definitely a Grand Sport...

I went, I looked. It's definitely a Grand Sport not a Gran Sport. It is in pretty good condition but the standup height was just a bit much for me.
What he did have was a pristine (not a scratch or...
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Posted By megarot

Ok I didn't get it after all. The standover...

Ok I didn't get it after all. The standover height is too tall for one even if I could have negotiated a better price.
04-01-11, 01:01 PM
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Posted By megarot

Surprised there's not more Chicago mentions...

Surprised there's not more Chicago mentions besides one. I moved to Chicago from sunny CA and have been car free for 2 years. It's been one of the better decisions of my life. I love the pub...
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Posted By megarot

Schwinn World Appraisal

I've done my research enough to know that a 1980's something Schwinn World was lower on the totem poll and that the rear derailleur - a Suntour Honor wasn't exactly the best either (but from what...
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Posted By megarot

awesome thank you guys!!

awesome thank you guys!!
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