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06-27-19, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Chukbacca

Thank you again for sharing! I had seen it...

Thank you again for sharing! I had seen it previously and I did contact the fellow but as I received no reply I suspect it's long gone. Oh well. It looked pretty sweet.
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04-27-19, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Chukbacca

1988? GT Timberline

I picked this up at auction awhile back for $45 as I recall. New tires, new seat, new wheels and it would seem to have a new BB. (I tossed the old rack on, I needed something and it was in the bin) I...
04-05-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Chukbacca

Thanks for your feedback! Perhaps I'll try to...

Thanks for your feedback! Perhaps I'll try to nurse the Motiv for a bit longer and see if something better comes along. I really don't want to spend the $350 for the light riding we do, that being...
04-04-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Chukbacca

This was precisely the feedback I was seeking....

This was precisely the feedback I was seeking. Thank you!
04-03-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Chukbacca

Thanks for the feedback! I suspect in about 2-3...

Thanks for the feedback! I suspect in about 2-3 years my tandem will see less use as the girls feel the freedom of their own bikes (the tallest is around 48" tall, and is on her own bike most of the...
04-03-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Chukbacca

Inexpensive - not cheap - tandem

Good morning friends!

I have a Motive Duet tandem that I purchased for $40 about three years ago (it was a mess, after a little work it rides just fine). I wanted to see if my girls and I would...
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Views: 309
Posted By Chukbacca

Adult Tricycle

Heya all...
A fellow is trying to sell this for $40; before I go look at it I thought I'd ask if anyone recognizes it. According to the seller, it has no markings and he was disinterested in taking...
08-05-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By Chukbacca

I might need to pick me up a set of those rims. A...

I might need to pick me up a set of those rims. A buddy gave me a viva sport with sew-ons? tubulars? whatever, I don't want to deal with them. :thumb:
08-02-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By Chukbacca

I think you may find this an interesting read: ...

I think you may find this an interesting read:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1049960-has-anyone-ever-tested-steel-bike-locks.html
Forum: Commuting
07-28-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Chukbacca

Bangor Maine! Mike Rowe (Dirty Job's) turned me...

Bangor Maine! Mike Rowe (Dirty Job's) turned me onto the Bangor Maine Police facebook page. What a hoot! Visiting the Duck of Justice is on my list should I end up in your neck of the woods! :)
07-28-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 168,365
Posted By Chukbacca

I'm a little curious how you all choose your...

I'm a little curious how you all choose your handlebars (short of having a fleet of bikes to swap from :p). I absolutely prefer a more upright ride; I slapped cheap beach cruiser bars on my beater...
07-27-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,647
Posted By Chukbacca

I would suspect this happens for a number of...

I would suspect this happens for a number of reasons including: poor time management and/or walking/cycling not being a priority with the parents...it also has to do with the school's location. ...
07-27-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 86,434
Posted By Chukbacca

Please forgive my ignorance. I've worked on my...

Please forgive my ignorance. I've worked on my bikes since I was a kid, but I've never heavily modified them. What would be the difference between a hi-ten fork, a chromoly fork and a carbon fork? ...
07-27-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 86,434
Posted By Chukbacca

Bummer...Is this better? ...

Bummer...Is this better?
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/311121fb_f08a_4521_b751_ac3c9f2493bd_37c8a6b24ec290cba6c133d085354b421420f139.jpeg...
07-26-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 86,434
Posted By Chukbacca

GT Timberline

I picked his up at auction and thought I'd post pictures...I'm guessing 1988 Timberline?
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Posted By Chukbacca

1988? GT Timberline

I just picked this up at auction for $50 after fees...they claim it has new tires and was recently tuned up.

Based on a brief scan of the net, I am thinking it's a 1988 GT Timberline. I'm sorry...
Forum: Introductions
04-06-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Chukbacca

I highly recommend Santiago Cycling in Tustin as...

I highly recommend Santiago Cycling in Tustin as well, especially if you don't want to do the work yourself. :)
Forum: Introductions
04-06-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Chukbacca

Welcome Mitzey. If you're looking to learn more...

Welcome Mitzey. If you're looking to learn more about your bike(repairs, adjustments, etc), you might check out The Bike Tree in Santa Ana. They're the only co-op that I've found in OC; They're...
04-05-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,072
Posted By Chukbacca

I'm sure most of you saw this article from months...

I'm sure most of you saw this article from months ago...
A half-loaded gun, a well-built bunker and 1,000 hidden bikes found along Santa Ana River...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Chukbacca

Being a cyclist, I'm certain that you'll make a...

Being a cyclist, I'm certain that you'll make a wise decision regarding product.

My suggestion would be thoughtful/creative with directional placement. There's a boring/standard rack at a store...
03-26-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,574
Posted By Chukbacca

You're not incorrect, those are perfectly good...

You're not incorrect, those are perfectly good reasons to wear a helmet...but at what point does the government take our hand and say you don't know what's best for you and make a law? At what point...
03-25-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,574
Posted By Chukbacca

...what's the real reasoning behind the goals? ...

...what's the real reasoning behind the goals? Who's paying them for thinking the way that they do?

Big Oil must be the one pushing helmet laws, it prevents bike ridership! :lol:

Seriously,...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chukbacca

I don't really want another bike, I want my...

I don't really want another bike, I want my Alpina back ;) I'm hoping to find a good used fork, ideally the same color (yes, wishful thinking) It will probably be more than a month, but that's ok....
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chukbacca

I actually check the goodwill site about one...

I actually check the goodwill site about one every week or two. I had been perusing craigslist for a month or so and kept thinking to myself why is it that there are tons of contenders out there...
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By Chukbacca

Univega Viva Sport

Hi all...

I was given this frame, wheels, and a box of components today; a buddy of mine realized he had way too many projects and I was glad to accept. I'm more of a riding my mountain bike of...
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Views: 1,043
Posted By Chukbacca

I've hit the local thrift stores, and we have a...

I've hit the local thrift stores, and we have a bunch; I just don't have the time to scour them. The bikes I see are typically crap, and shockingly pricey for what they are. What I haven't done is...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chukbacca

Thank you for taking the time to suggest these! ...

Thank you for taking the time to suggest these! I previously contacted the fellow with the Gary Fisher; I just didn't feel inclined to spend that much. I ended up getting a 1989ish Hardrock for $50...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chukbacca

Hi all, thanks for your input. I hit...

Hi all, thanks for your input.

I hit something on my path, lost control and hit a light post straight on; I bent the steerer tube. I did check the local co-op, they didn't have any forks that...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chukbacca

Looking to buy a cost effective replacement bike

Hey all...

I'm super sad because I damaged my 87/88 Univega Alpina pro in an accident. I'm looking for an inexpensive comfortable ride of reasonable quality to replace it, at least in the short...
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Chukbacca

I LOVE the three wheel ...table? I'm glad to...

I LOVE the three wheel ...table?
I'm glad to hear it worked out!
Thanks for sharing!
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Views: 777
Posted By Chukbacca

I think you're right! Thanks so much for sharing...

I think you're right! Thanks so much for sharing the catalog!
I'm curious, how did your $80 project turn out?
01-13-18, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Chukbacca

That sign is RAD.

That sign is RAD.
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Views: 777
Posted By Chukbacca

Unknown Tandem Project

Hi all...

I saw an ad for a project tandem, the photo is below.

Can anyone tell me what brand it is?
Roughly what's it worth? I don't need pricing necessarily, even indicating entry-level or...
01-12-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,139
Posted By Chukbacca

I have two suggestions. Personally I have a...

I have two suggestions.

Personally I have a tandem, and I pull a Trek Mountain Train; I've done this for at least two years, my kids just turned 7, 5, and 3. The three year old was quite anxious...
Forum: Foo
01-12-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,679
Posted By Chukbacca

Hopefully they're still in business. ;)

Hopefully they're still in business. ;)
Forum: Foo
01-12-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,679
Posted By Chukbacca

That's very well put. On a side note, a...

That's very well put.

On a side note, a friend of mine works for a management company focusing on HOAs. He told me a story that made me laugh out loud...

A local HOA pays for water as there...
Forum: Foo
01-12-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,679
Posted By Chukbacca

As I seem to recall, folks were being taxed out...

As I seem to recall, folks were being taxed out of their homes; hence the major push for Prop 13. I'm not going to pretend that taxes shouldn't rise, but at some point one needs to look beyond...
Forum: Foo
01-10-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,679
Posted By Chukbacca

Wow, quite a bummer. HOA fees go MUCH higher,...

Wow, quite a bummer. HOA fees go MUCH higher, trust me.

You might ask how many opinions and bids they have received; I know of numerous HOAs that paid through the nose for plausibly useful but...
Forum: Foo
01-09-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,679
Posted By Chukbacca

Special Assessments suck, putting aside the...

Special Assessments suck, putting aside the physical cost factor the fact that an association has chosen to use special assessments will negatively affect values. Personally, if I were on the board,...
01-06-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By Chukbacca

Thank you all for taking the time to respond! ...

Thank you all for taking the time to respond!

It IS a very long train! My eldest will pedal if she's on a trailer, and my middle child will usually pedal if she's on a trailer...but really, I'm...
01-05-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By Chukbacca

Wanted: Tandem Crankset

Greetings all!

So I have an old Motiv Duet, I bought it from a fellow who allowed it to rot outside for $40. It needed virtually everything, but as I was new to riding a tandem, I wanted to see...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Chukbacca

Wow! Thanks for that insight.

Wow! Thanks for that insight.
01-03-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,625
Posted By Chukbacca

This is good stuff. Perhaps including...

This is good stuff.

Perhaps including something about finding a co-op would be useful; both for purchase and maintenance. I started riding again four or five years ago. I found this site a...
01-03-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,919
Posted By Chukbacca

1987/88 Univega Alpina Pro

I love it. I pull my kids on pedal trailers using this or my tandem nearly every day.
It's no where near as fancy as the bikes above, but it's mine. :)
Happy New Year!
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Views: 1,219
Posted By Chukbacca

Thanks for your insight gang! I think I'll just...

Thanks for your insight gang! I think I'll just let it sit awhile and if it's meant to be, it's meant to be.

I've ridden bikes forever, but I'm trying to better understand the mechanics and...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Chukbacca

1988 Alpina Pro vs Diamondback Apex

Greetings all...

I am toying with something, and am hoping those of you in the know might give me some insight.

I love my Alpina Pro, I picked it up a year or so ago and it's been fantastic!...
12-22-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,258
Posted By Chukbacca

I'm 6'5" and weigh in just under 300 lbs. I ride...

I'm 6'5" and weigh in just under 300 lbs. I ride an old Univega Alpina Pro that I picked up on the cheap. It's fantastic. I'd suggest cruising craigslist for bikes with much taller head tubes. I...
09-21-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,976
Posted By Chukbacca

I would suggest a kindly word a letter to the...

I would suggest a kindly word a letter to the Landscaping Company. Think about it if you write a nasty letter, or put a nasty note on the window, if you were in their position would you pay any...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Chukbacca

Great looking bike! Great buy!

Great looking bike! Great buy!
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