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02-22-20, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Chicago Area Bike Swap Tomorrow 2/23!

I assume most regulars here who are in the Chicago areas or nearby are aware of this pretty large event, returning after last year's DNS:

https://www.chicagowinterbikeswap.com/

I will be there...
01-28-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By Chicago Al

^Ah, of course, that explains why it didn't sound...

^Ah, of course, that explains why it didn't sound like the same film--it wasn't! I was conflating the film screening with your Bartali event.

Looking forward to the spring ride!
01-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By Chicago Al

Is this the same film that iab arranged for a...

Is this the same film that iab arranged for a screening of maybe 5 years ago here in Chicago, before his 'Centenario Bartalli' event?

IIRC that film had only just gotten an English...
01-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,817
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1320x2000/prestwich_front_low_f7cb45e1e7e12d259bcee5697b9aaaaf25cb87ce.jpg
Prestwich 'Patent Kine 5' 35mm cine camera, c.1905
01-14-20, 09:22 AM
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Views: 1,716,255
Posted By Chicago Al

Those are cool saddles at a remarkable price, and...

Those are cool saddles at a remarkable price, and I tried to order a couple, but from their site I'm only seeing shipping options for Australia. :- ( Their site's 'contacts' only lists retailers so...
01-11-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,836
Posted By Chicago Al

Safe travels, everyone!

Safe travels, everyone!
01-10-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,836
Posted By Chicago Al

I am 95% sure I am out. Looks like the drive...

I am 95% sure I am out. Looks like the drive back to Chicago would far exceed time at the event. Hope to catch up with many of you at the event in Palatine.
01-01-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,836
Posted By Chicago Al

Yes, as those guys ^ said, the Winter Bike Swap...

Yes, as those guys ^ said, the Winter Bike Swap is on, again. It's a little bizarre as they had definitely announced that it was not happening, but I'm glad it's back. I'm looking forward to it,...
12-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Chicago Al

Loubikes, you've got good information here, from...

Loubikes, you've got good information here, from people with a lot more experience than me. But that won't stop me from chiming in!

In ten years (late bloomer!) of obsessive vintage bike...
12-26-19, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Chicago Al

https://www.outsideonline.com/2404685/chip-thomas-...

https://www.outsideonline.com/2404685/chip-thomas-art-navajo-nation-arizona

Here's a beautiful article and accompanying video about a remarkable person, Dr Chip Thomas, who's been a family...
12-05-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,044
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm a late arrival to this type of bike...like...

I'm a late arrival to this type of bike...like the last few months! But I've made a good start with a couple of 80s bikes that my wife and I will be riding next year. And who knows, something even...
12-01-19, 05:35 PM
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Views: 753,700
Posted By Chicago Al

There was an Ironman on Facebook Marketplace here...

There was an Ironman on Facebook Marketplace here in Chicago last week. No name or description given as I recall, but the photo showed an unmistakable Ironman, similar to the one I had briefly some...
11-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,395
Posted By Chicago Al

Early MTBs are more than welcome, too! I'm just...

Early MTBs are more than welcome, too! I'm just scratching the surface of that subject lately myself, but if you have a favorite old-school MTB, search for say 'Stumpjumper' or 'Fat Chance' and...
11-24-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,836
Posted By Chicago Al

I haven't gone to this in a few years, used to...

I haven't gone to this in a few years, used to drive up with Bibliobob. I think it's time to come back!

There's also a swap in early December in Milwaukee, but the 'Bike Winter' swap in Chicago...
11-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Chicago Al

Hi T-Mar! Glad to see you are still around these...

Hi T-Mar! Glad to see you are still around these parts.

I had thought that 'S-1' lined up the closest, and probably overthought it. Does 'MSyxxxxx' mean simply that the second alpha character is...
11-21-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Chicago Al

Stumpjumper Sport (1986?), kind of a mutt

As I posted a few weeks back, I've been looking for a couple of interesting (whatever that means to me) vintage mountain bikes to build up as path riders for my wife and myself. I was able to buy a...
10-28-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/schwinn_cimarron_0ae7028f8abc795c62b942592ce489a7674328a6.jpg
Here's the Schwinn Cimarron, an '87 I think, that I got from wrk101. ...
10-28-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

An XO would be cool but I imagine a bit more...

An XO would be cool but I imagine a bit more 'collectible' (=$$$) than I'm in the market for. But you never know!
10-27-19, 05:05 PM
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Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

^That blue is amazing!

^That blue is amazing!
10-24-19, 08:34 AM
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Views: 5,335
Posted By Chicago Al

Stunning bike! Congratulations! Do you still...

Stunning bike! Congratulations! Do you still have that Bianchi I shipped to you several years ago?
10-24-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,533
Posted By Chicago Al

Yes, it could be, IF the bike turns up somewhere,...

Yes, it could be, IF the bike turns up somewhere, as proof that the bike is yours.

I don't know if it's still the case, but the 'Swap A Rama' flea market on the S side was apparently quite a...
10-24-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

^ So many questions!

^ So many questions!
10-22-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Update: I bought a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron from...

Update: I bought a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron from wrk101! Deal worked out for both of us as he had a road trip planned that would bring him up fairly close to Chicago, so Mrs Al and I had a nice day...
10-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 83,681
Posted By Chicago Al

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron...

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron that wrk101 showed upthread, the 17" one. What made it work for both of us was that he had a road trip that would bring him in striking distance of...
10-20-19, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron...

I am now the proud owner of the 1987 Cimarron that wrk101 showed upthread, the 17" one.

The bike is very cool; I am still settling into the mtn bike sizing and wish I had an 18" to compare this...
10-10-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Chicago Al

Lotus 'Pegasus' Mtn Bike. ATB on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143407861656?ViewItem=&item=143407861656

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1331x845/lotus_pegasus_a15bcbf6a9e74dbb77468a007a4de33dc2a9bb1e.jpg


I...
10-08-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Chicago Al

They are very nice. I have a pair of 9.5 that I...

They are very nice. I have a pair of 9.5 that I like, took me YEARS to find them. I had some smaller ones but am pretty sure I sold those.

Also have some NOS Cannondale 'touring' shoes that I...
10-02-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,440
Posted By Chicago Al

Well these 'recent builds' were from 6 years ago,...

Well these 'recent builds' were from 6 years ago, but they are by all means still neatly done and good to see. In fact that Univega catches my eye as just the kind of thing I'm trying to do right...
09-30-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Well, if it's too small...and isn't the fork...

Well, if it's too small...and isn't the fork bent, a little?

;- )
09-29-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, Tashi. It's definitely this era, 80s up...

Thanks, Tashi. It's definitely this era, 80s up to early 90s, that interests me, and I have been wondering about some of the design differences you describe. Maybe I need to concentrate on the...
09-29-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

I'd probably be more interested in the PDG 40 due...

I'd probably be more interested in the PDG 40 due to the fork situation with the R50, but the seller is elusive, responds with vague answers or not at al, and crank addict suspects it's a scam of...
09-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Hence the ;- ) which may have been too subtle. I...

Hence the ;- ) which may have been too subtle. I tried to give an idea of the kind of bikes I was particularly interested in and asked about more along those lines. It's not that there aren't bikes...
09-29-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Great, thanks for the kind offer. I'll PP...

Great, thanks for the kind offer.

I'll PP you $20 plus shipping right away.

Heck, I'll make it $25.

;- )

Seriously, I see something like that and I get more ambitious in what I'd like to...
09-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks for all the info including the...

Thanks for all the info including the terminology! I wondered if I was using 'hardtail' correctly. It seemed to be thrown around onto any older MTB.

('Hardtail' on electric guitars means one...
09-28-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

[Editing later on: it's a High PLAINS I had...

[Editing later on: it's a High PLAINS I had bought in the step through frame, a good bit lower on the Schwinn ladder.]

Funnily enough I just went and checked the High Sierra ('ladies') I bought...
09-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Well this is REALLY weird...now my original post...

Well this is REALLY weird...now my original post is back up. And it was definitely gone, a couple of you saw that too. Right? RIGHT????
09-28-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Yes, that's the kind of thing! In fact I picked...

Yes, that's the kind of thing! In fact I picked up a High Sierra, women's frame, for my wife last weekend. It is quite nice though not real light, and unfortunately it's too small.

It had been...
09-28-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

This is weird. If I go into my profile and look...

This is weird. If I go into my profile and look at my recent posts, then hover over the thread, I can see the original text in the little pop up box. Yet the post itself is gone. Forum software...
...
09-28-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Can you all see my original post, starting with...

Can you all see my original post, starting with 'I'm looking for a couple of medium sized (17'?)...'

I can't see it at all, not even if I log out of BF. I wonder if I did something wrong, or the...
09-28-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Nice, '02...what is it? Also: I can't see...

Nice, '02...what is it?

Also: I can't see my original post now. Hope it's still there otherwise the thread makes no sense.
09-28-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,823
Posted By Chicago Al

Looking for interesting vintage hardtail MTBs...

I'm looking for a couple of medium size MTBs (17"?) to convert to upright riding, gravel trails and so on with my wife. Not 'real' MTB riding, no shocks needed, but good tubing, relatively light...
09-17-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By Chicago Al

Small frame Miyata TripleCross c.1991 (?), near...

Small frame Miyata TripleCross c.1991 (?), near Milwaukee. Great price ($75), great color. Changed wheels (an upgrade?) and other stuff no doubt. If this was my size and closer I would own it by...
09-16-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 81,578
Posted By Chicago Al

For hers at least, it'll definitely be set up for...

For hers at least, it'll definitely be set up for a more upright position. Maybe mine should be too, come to think of it. I'm over 60 and can lean over just fine, but my neck gets stiff after a...
09-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 81,578
Posted By Chicago Al

Just contemplating doing this for gravel path...

Just contemplating doing this for gravel path riding with my wife. In fact she's the one who suggested we needed a pair of mountain bikes. What a helpful and inspirational thread!
09-16-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 188,060
Posted By Chicago Al

Here's a small frame Triple Cross near Milwaukee...

Here's a small frame Triple Cross near Milwaukee for $75. Nice color too. Looks to have been set up by someone who knew what they were doing, including an updated wheelset. Looks to be available...
09-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 188,060
Posted By Chicago Al

Here's a selection of Miyata bikes that have...

Here's a selection of Miyata bikes that have passed through my hands in the last ten years. I know they're 'just' factory-made bikes from Japan, but I have a soft spot for the brand. First because...
07-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chicago Al

You are going to be really disappointed when you...

You are going to be really disappointed when you hear what I did with the brakes and wheelset. :- (
07-12-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chicago Al

That is quite, um, vivid! I appreciate the...

That is quite, um, vivid!

I appreciate the lead but I'm kinda stuck on big rivets. Also $150 is a strong price for a B17 standard, so someone really wanted it.

Think I'll change back to one...
07-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chicago Al

BTW here is the c2006 green B17 Champion I have....

BTW here is the c2006 green B17 Champion I have. I bought it several years later, maybe 2015, from a guy who said he'd hardly used it, and it looked like new...except that he noted the green had...
07-09-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chicago Al

Funnily enough, there's a mention of the B17...

Funnily enough, there's a mention of the B17 Champion in maroon on BF, over in the singlespeed/FG section, from 2006! It's mainly about the green one, which is what I have (I think) though I bought...
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