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06-06-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,502
Posted By Chicago Al

Watched the Dauphine on NBCSports. I have to say...

Watched the Dauphine on NBCSports. I have to say that after the Eurosports commentary on the Giro, it was pretty painful to listen to Steve Schlanger and Bobke. They're so...so...AMERICAN.

But...
04-09-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Chicago Al

As far as I know, Miyata’s mixtes only came in...

As far as I know, Miyata’s mixtes only came in two sizes, 19-1/2” and 21”, and the former are far more common. Like 1 in 20 might be 21”. This bike might be one of those but it’s also very possible...
04-08-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,757
Posted By Chicago Al

Not really. BiciMan is right, the lakefront is if...

Not really. BiciMan is right, the lakefront is if anything TOO busy, there are many bike lanes, lots of bike commuting, and the North Branch Trail is fantastic. Our kids used to ride a path along the...
04-05-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By Chicago Al

1984 Univega Alpina Pro...it followed me home!

I found this bike in a semi-random FB marketplace search, far from my home but in Tennessee, near where we'd be passing through on a short spring vacation. It was difficult to arrange a meetup with...
04-01-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,757
Posted By Chicago Al

Oh, he'll be back, but this day comes only once...

Oh, he'll be back, but this day comes only once each year.

So don't worry about missing your big chance!
04-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,757
Posted By Chicago Al

OMG!!! Found on CL---you won't believe it!!!!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/7300184205.html

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Well, once a year, anyway.

Mention your pal Chicago Al for a...
07-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By Chicago Al

Just checked into this forum for the first time...

Just checked into this forum for the first time in a few months and saw this. Wow! This should scratch the itch for cycling coverage. Maybe better than an actual race!
06-14-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chicago Al

This is a wonderful thread!

This is a wonderful thread!
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Chicago Al

Hey! What a surprise to see that pic pop up so...

Hey! What a surprise to see that pic pop up so many years later. IIRC I took some pics right after I got the bike, which would have been around Christmas '90? I'm surprised you found the pic though...
04-29-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,097
Posted By Chicago Al

My wife walked in while I was looking at your...

My wife walked in while I was looking at your bike and when I pointed out your stem and bars said 'that's what it needs!' meaning the one I am fixing up for her. I think she's right. Thanks!
04-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Chicago Al

Rust on top tube guides

I have had my 1985 Pro Miyata stored under a porch, under a cover, for a few years, and apparently I did not do an adequate job of cleaning it up before putting it there, as now it has the rust you...
04-21-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By Chicago Al

Very nice build and of course the combo of red...

Very nice build and of course the combo of red and black is classic 70s Motobecane. If your wife truly doesn't like the color of that bike though, I guess a trade is in order.
But where do you...
04-14-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,097
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, Clyde and Korina! Vintage 165mm triples...

Thanks, Clyde and Korina! Vintage 165mm triples are out there but not common and seem to be $$$. The Sugino ones are pretty expensive new as well. However I see that Origin 8 makes them (or...
04-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,097
Posted By Chicago Al

Swapped in the 170mm triple crankset today,...

Swapped in the 170mm triple crankset today, raised the seat just a bit, took it for a short ride, and the leg positioning felt much better. I think 165 would be even better, so that's on my list...
03-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,568
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/jackson_full_668421d36e745375b658f73af8a10697e89c6c17.jpg
Wife's Bob Jackson 'Lady Mixte' c early 80s, nearing completion. The frame...
03-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Chicago Al

That looks very cool, and price isn't...

That looks very cool, and price isn't unreasonable. If I didn't already have the Stumpjumper Sport, as well as a 1986 (I think?) Schwinn Cimarron (thanks to wrk101), I'd probably jump on it. I...
03-08-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Chicago Al

No, haven't done that. If I go for PC, they'll...

No, haven't done that. If I go for PC, they'll media blast it (which I believe means they'll lock it in a room with a bunch of TVs going, which will melt the old paint off).

I've got some...
03-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Chicago Al

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi665649433?playlistId=...

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi665649433?playlistId=tt0060714&ref_=tt_ov_vi

It's a strange one, for sure, and though it seems to be forgotten today, it apparently did well at the time. The visual...
02-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
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: 1,453
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!
01-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,208
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
12-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10,112
Views: 1,184,052
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: 108
Views: 22,066
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...
11-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,074
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...
11-21-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
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...
10-27-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,396
Posted By Chicago Al

^That blue is amazing!

^That blue is amazing!
10-24-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,901
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?
09-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 250,570
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...
07-08-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,483
Posted By Chicago Al

Is there such a thing as a maroon or dark red Brooks B17 Champion?

Hi all. I'm looking for the perfect saddle for my '74 Motobecane Grand Record. I actually have a Pro of that era (and a couple of others) but lately have been riding it with a recent B17 Champion...
03-08-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,472
Posted By Chicago Al

Got it! I resorted to sawing, took the top off...

Got it! I resorted to sawing, took the top off and cut vertical slots down the sides. It was a LOT of work, started out fast, but the last little bit took forever, on each of the cuts. The thin...
10-30-12, 06:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,235
Posted By Chicago Al

No problem, I think the guy who posted that...

No problem, I think the guy who posted that actually said later that he meant Mirage. And I'm glad you have posted further as you've got a nice bike with a great story! Actually I was surprised at...
09-30-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 250,570
Posted By Chicago Al

I've only been into this C&V thang for a few...

I've only been into this C&V thang for a few months, and in that time 2 of the five bikes I've bought have been Miyatas, my daughter's '87 model 100 mixte and my own '83 210. (Both with the help of...
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