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06-03-20, 07:45 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Was out for a pre-dinner walk with the wife and...

Was out for a pre-dinner walk with the wife and spied a bike out in an alley trash pile. Even without glasses, I could tell it was a road bike.


The homeowner was in the garage and I asked if...
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By thinktubes

cb400bill request move to C&V - thx!

cb400bill request move to C&V - thx!
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By thinktubes

Hello and welcome. Is there a range of years...

Hello and welcome.

Is there a range of years you are looking or particular model of Paramount?
06-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By thinktubes

Maybe Latex tubes? ...

Maybe Latex tubes?

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05-31-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By thinktubes

Should be fine. Lots of examples in the...

Should be fine. Lots of examples in the motorcycle world.

Those Schwinn spring forks are cool. Had a Hornet and LaSalle with springers back in my paper route days.
05-31-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,380
Posted By thinktubes

When I built my first wheel, I tried Sheldon's...

When I built my first wheel, I tried Sheldon's site and found it difficult to follow. Switched to Jim Langley same as you and got the job done.
05-31-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

Rode 50 and change up to Lake Bluff, since...

Rode 50 and change up to Lake Bluff, since they're burning and looting downtown. Lake "breeze" kept temp at 60. Gonna be 80s starting next week.

Very difficult to get out the door. Was up...
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By thinktubes

Agree that these max out around $200. I've owned...

Agree that these max out around $200. I've owned 3-4 Trek 400 over the years. Nice, solid riders.

The 400 line stayed with 27" wheels longer than other Trek models, so watch out for that. Not...
05-30-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

Happy Birthday ExPatTyke !!! Great way to start...

Happy Birthday ExPatTyke !!! Great way to start the day. It's my wife's birthday as well.
05-28-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

That floating bridge freaks me out...

That floating bridge freaks me out...
05-27-20, 06:37 AM
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Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

Did you take Drexel?

Did you take Drexel?
05-24-20, 09:34 PM
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Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

QHad some beautiful, warm weather for this...

QHad some beautiful, warm weather for this holiday Sunday. 50+ up to the north.

Things are really greening up. Temps in the low 80s today.
...
05-23-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,038
Posted By thinktubes

Wrong hobby...not all empty :innocent: ...

Wrong hobby...not all empty :innocent:

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05-22-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,551
Posted By thinktubes

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/58/66/8a/58668a745e52ce3...

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05-21-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 26,459
Posted By thinktubes

brains!

brains!
05-19-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By thinktubes

The brilliance of Ed Roth

The brilliance of Ed Roth
05-19-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By thinktubes

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49018758257_dd...

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05-18-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,551
Posted By thinktubes

10kg - that's about 9 pounds - right? Great...

10kg - that's about 9 pounds - right?

Great looking bike! Love retrofriction.
05-17-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By thinktubes

Win!

Win!
05-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,066
Posted By thinktubes

I usually block buyers with these types of...

I usually block buyers with these types of requests - red flag.
05-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

Sweet ride tyler_fred

Sweet ride tyler_fred
05-16-20, 04:12 PM
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Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

After some impressive rainfall, it cleared out...

After some impressive rainfall, it cleared out (sorta). Did 50 up to Lake forest.

Said lake...

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Said forest...
...
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By thinktubes

I remember these getting positive reviews BITD....

I remember these getting positive reviews BITD. Cool bike if you can snag it for under $300.

If the Suntour stuff is Sprint, it should be pretty nice - shifting and braking both work very well.
...
05-13-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By thinktubes

Fantastic work!!!

Fantastic work!!!
05-08-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By thinktubes

Same here. Mine was pretty stripped down. Put a...

Same here. Mine was pretty stripped down. Put a chopper fork on it and it got stolen (later recovered and given to a friend).

The stolen bike was replaced by a used green Stingray. I painted it...
05-07-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

It was 65 degrees at lunch today, so I decided to...

It was 65 degrees at lunch today, so I decided to go for a ride this evening. Walked out the door and the temp had dropped into the upper 40s. Stupid lake breeze.

Halfway point pics.
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05-07-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By thinktubes

rhm

rhm
05-06-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,548
Posted By thinktubes

Yep - have one on every bike.

Yep - have one on every bike.
05-05-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,315
Posted By thinktubes

Makes total sense, since Colnagos are now...

Makes total sense, since Colnagos are now plastic. Need to use that oil somehow.
05-03-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By thinktubes

The Leader AX is a fine choice - be aware that at...

The Leader AX is a fine choice - be aware that at least some of these use an internal expansion seatpost.
05-02-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By thinktubes

https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/e6/...

https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/e6/e67b417b1551c0c72bf6ccc05e7d72c1.jpeg
05-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

Suddenly, it's 75 degrees! Did 50 miles up to...

Suddenly, it's 75 degrees! Did 50 miles up to Lake Forest. People were out in droves.

Water level was pretty high in the Skokie River.
...
05-02-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

"Bridge Content" is going through the...

"Bridge Content" is going through the roof...
05-02-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By thinktubes

Nope - I have a gal coming in (fingers crossed)....

Nope - I have a gal coming in (fingers crossed). Is it an audio company? :innocent:
04-29-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,463
Posted By thinktubes

https://media.giphy.com/media/Xs2ry2K0ADD7G/giphy....

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04-29-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

On yer "port"

On yer "port"
04-29-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By thinktubes

Very sad - one of the best! ...

Very sad - one of the best!

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04-28-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By thinktubes

I have an intern coming in this summer. My...

I have an intern coming in this summer. My company is 100% wfh until at least June 1. The intern was supposed to start on May 18, but that has been pushed back to June 8. Really hope it happens,...
04-28-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 927
Posted By thinktubes

Davidson Impulse or Chris Chance Slim Chance

Davidson Impulse or Chris Chance Slim Chance
04-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,551,661
Posted By thinktubes

After a week of rain and temps 20 degrees below...

After a week of rain and temps 20 degrees below normal, we got sunny and 60 today. Did 25 miles north.

Found a large rock in the middle of the road.
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04-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By thinktubes

Me, playing guitar @0:10. No sound, since it's a...

Me, playing guitar @0:10. No sound, since it's a software demo. We were playing a blues jam.

https://youtu.be/CnoiD3DaJJo
04-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By thinktubes

Gamelan is fantastic! My buddy Mike is in...

Gamelan is fantastic! My buddy Mike is in Chicago's Friends of the Gamelan. He's at the extreme right in the photo. Hope to see them play this year....
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04-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By thinktubes

Too soon...

Too soon...
04-23-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By thinktubes

Zany!

Zany!
04-22-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,981
Posted By thinktubes

Yeah - you're right - I looked it up and it's...

Yeah - you're right - I looked it up and it's listed as "permanently closed". End of an era.
04-22-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,981
Posted By thinktubes

Hmmm - I'm pretty sure I went by there sometime...

Hmmm - I'm pretty sure I went by there sometime in the last year and it was still there. Ron is still selling stuff on ebay. Lots of interesting/odd/off-brand frames for fairly cheap.
04-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 85,066
Posted By thinktubes

Like it just fine. The older stuff seems to have...

Like it just fine. The older stuff seems to have a softer edge to it. I have a Marantz 2015 in the living room system, which I can listen to all day. Apples and oranges - they're both good!
04-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By thinktubes

Any decent locksmith could pop that in 2...

Any decent locksmith could pop that in 2 seconds...
04-19-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 907
Posted By thinktubes

Both my wife and I love telecommuting. I'm sure...

Both my wife and I love telecommuting. I'm sure it will become much more common post-Covid. The downside is, we are no longer spending money at the retail and service business near our workplaces. If...
04-19-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 907
Posted By thinktubes

Good article - thanks! There seems to be a...

Good article - thanks!

There seems to be a divide between "wanting get back to work" and "wanting to do as I please ". Reopening beaches would not be my first choice to get the economy restarted....
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