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05-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24,508
Views: 2,939,148
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Finished up the mother-in-law 1981 ...

Finished up the mother-in-law 1981
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04-10-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Update: The rear hub is marked 81. I...

Update:

The rear hub is marked 81.

I finally found the time to work on this bike.. What a pain in the you know what. To get the rear wheel off I had to remove the brake pads,, the back of the...
04-05-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Thanks for the help. I had no idea they were...

Thanks for the help. I had no idea they were still putting these crazy brakes on bikes into the 80's? I briefly looked through catalogs and cannot find a match. the frame style with the curved down...
04-04-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Old Raleigh 3 speed tourist, not what I expected

My mother in law told m
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02-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I have to decide between my Super Six Evo 34 - 32...

I have to decide between my Super Six Evo 34 - 32 or my 81 Super Sport with a 36- 28? There is a 10 lbs difference between the two. lol
02-04-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I am going this year. There are no guarantees...

I am going this year. There are no guarantees that the government will allow you to have fun in 2022 or 2023 anyway. Why wait? Living in fear may become the new normal?
12-31-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,716
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Sweet frame that will look good no matter what...

Sweet frame that will look good no matter what she wears bro.
12-31-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,462
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

So I googled Glacier Cycles and they do exist.

So I googled Glacier Cycles and they do exist.
10-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,079
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I purchased some hoods from Rustines off of ebay...

I purchased some hoods from Rustines off of ebay that fit my Superbe Pro levers very well, because I refuse to pay $200 + for NOS hoods....
10-17-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

The shifter should be able to friction shift the...

The shifter should be able to friction shift the modern 105 derailleurs. You will need to spread the rear apart a bit to fit a 130 spaced 11 speed wheel on the back. The problem you face going full...
10-17-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Grew up on the northside of Chicago. We moved out...

Grew up on the northside of Chicago. We moved out to the suburb's when our kids started school. I live in West Dundee Il now. That is close to Elgin.
10-13-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I hate climbing but this year i have been...

I hate climbing but this year i have been seeking out hills to try and get to the point of not hating hills, if that makes sense? Growing up in Chicago there are not a lot of hills and since getting...
10-13-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

It is the most awesome thing in the world having...

It is the most awesome thing in the world having grandkids. All the fun with none of the responsibilities. He brings so much joy to my life.
10-13-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I am thinking that when I switch over to ride my...

I am thinking that when I switch over to ride my 15 lbs Carbon Fiber wonder bike, I am really going to fly?
10-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I fully checked the bike over and it was recently...

I fully checked the bike over and it was recently tuned by the sellers LBS. It is in good working order. Over the winter, it gets the complete tear down, cleaning, polishing of the paint and all...
10-13-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Took my Grandson out for his first ride.

New to me 1982 Super Sport, not yet overhauled, pulling my 18 month old grandson along through the neighborhood on a new to me Instep trailer.
My grandson loved it, my legs, not so much. My...
09-28-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,430
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I would love to do this but I am still having a...

I would love to do this but I am still having a hard time on the Barrington Hills climbs near me, 1200 ft of climbing. I am working on it though.

So many people living in fear of this virus, not...
07-20-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,860
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

You might be screwed if you take it to eroica?

You might be screwed if you take it to eroica?
07-20-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 202,326
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I purchased a set of used carbon tubulars from a...

I purchased a set of used carbon tubulars from a local wheel builder for ny Cannondale. The set came with like new Vittoria Corsa tires already glued by the builder. They were team wheels but...
07-20-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I had a flat this year with a tubular Corsa, side...

I had a flat this year with a tubular Corsa, side wall blow out from road debris. I had a spare and c02 but still had to call the wife to come get me. I puchases a set of used carbon wheels from the...
07-20-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Did 40 miles in Barrington Hills with Scott aka...

Did 40 miles in Barrington Hills with Scott aka Crank_Addict on Saturday. Hot day, very humid. I had to stop a few times to wipe the sweat out of my eyes and off my head it burned so bad. It was...
04-13-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I have a 32 hole Mavic Reflex rim to match yours....

I have a 32 hole Mavic Reflex rim to match yours. Not laced. Yours if you want it?
02-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I picked up a pair of Continental Sprinter...

I picked up a pair of Continental Sprinter Gatorkins and a Sram 10 speed 11 to 32 cassette. Two things I was looking for out of three. I did see a lot of nice things that were out of reach for my...
01-09-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,687
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

One of these days I may get around to trying...

One of these days I may get around to trying tape. Glue is pretty easy, not sure why so many have such hatred for it?
01-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,687
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Install with no air. Stretch the tire as you...

Install with no air. Stretch the tire as you install it keeping pulling pressure as you go. Practice this before gluing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I would not let that go for under $400. That is...

I would not let that go for under $400. That is a really great bike with top components. :)
01-05-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I bet they are pretty hot! Smoking! :)

I bet they are pretty hot! Smoking! :)
01-04-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,663
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I guess I am opportunistic. Just picked this one...

I guess I am opportunistic. Just picked this one up off of Facebook. Low price, decent condition with very nice components. I really was not looking, just browsing. ...
12-27-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,051
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Wow! Too cool! Will be watching your progress as...

Wow! Too cool! Will be watching your progress as you go.
10-21-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

The mystery frame only had one shifter boss...

The mystery frame only had one shifter boss originally that I was told a normal shifter would not mount to.. I had an old 50`s French bike that had a unique boss that was designed for this type...
10-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

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You know how you go to a party and everyone is talking about stupid...
10-18-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,688
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

The new Tubasti is different than the old...

The new Tubasti is different than the old formula, more like Conti. I have a box of the stuff. Used it on 2 sets of wheels so far, no mess. My trick for the unavoidable small mess that gets on the...
10-17-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

That is one thing I like more than bikes too. ...

That is one thing I like more than bikes too. Have fun. :)
10-15-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,688
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I thought about practicing on it but I would need...

I thought about practicing on it but I would need time to waste. The casing is compromised in a bad place so I would never ride this tire again. Perhaps It will be a fun cold winters night project ?...
10-13-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I have seen this bike in person and it is really...

I have seen this bike in person and it is really top notch. Perfect!
10-13-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

WOW! That is beautiful!!

WOW! That is beautiful!!
10-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Anyone else interested in this ride / bike nerd...

Anyone else interested in this ride / bike nerd party?
10-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Well unless you want to grill up some steaks, I...

Well unless you want to grill up some steaks, I think some good bread, assortment of good lunch meat for sandwiches and some kind of side salads would be good. Chips and dip, beer, maybe some wine?...
10-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I will still ride in moderately bad weather. :)

I will still ride in moderately bad weather. :)
10-10-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

According to the 10 day forecast, 61F on the...

According to the 10 day forecast, 61F on the 19th. We shall see? This Saturday it is supposed to be 50 F. I am good to go down to 40 F. :)
10-10-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Just bumping this back onto page one.

Just bumping this back onto page one.
10-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,688
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I actually had my first flat with a tubular a few...

I actually had my first flat with a tubular a few weeks ago. A good size gash that ruined the tire. I switched out tires and was on my way much faster than with a clincher and if it had been a...
10-08-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I am even going to use soap for this one. :)

I am even going to use soap for this one. :)
10-08-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Bring them all. I like looking at your bikes....

Bring them all. I like looking at your bikes. Hard to pick just one. lol
10-08-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

We just have way to many rides in this area to...

We just have way to many rides in this area to keep track of them all. :) That ride is the annual spring ride.
10-08-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

He is refering to the ones I did on the trail...

He is refering to the ones I did on the trail starting in Carpentersville.
10-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,688
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I love tubulars. I have glued enough wheels to...

I love tubulars. I have glued enough wheels to actually not make a big mess anymore.
10-07-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

This should be pretty fun. Not much in the way of...

This should be pretty fun. Not much in the way of hills to climb, so no need to worry about gearing. The leaves in the Fox River Valley should be turning beautiful colors and there will be lots of...
09-26-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,957
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

As a truck driver I must point out that if the...

As a truck driver I must point out that if the driver was already in his turn when the boy walked out, which Is highly likely seeing how the boy was struck by the trailer, the driver never even felt...
09-07-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,391
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I was really hoping to attend this year but...

I was really hoping to attend this year but unfortunately a family member recently died and the memorial service is on this date. Maybe next year?
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