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10-18-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,255
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 120
Views: 8,255
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: 5
Views: 369
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: 340
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

WOW! That is beautiful!!

WOW! That is beautiful!!
10-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 120
Views: 8,255
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 120
Views: 8,255
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: 41
Views: 1,165
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: 2,955
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...
09-19-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

My wife took a picture of me as I was testing out...

My wife took a picture of me as I was testing out my bike for the ride. I was thinking the hills are going to kill me. I was right....
09-16-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I really want to thank Dave and Robbie for all of...

I really want to thank Dave and Robbie for all of their hard work setting up this great event. So many great people, so many really great bikes. I really had a great time.

The ride was fun but...
09-16-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

We really enjoyed having a beer with you. You're...

We really enjoyed having a beer with you. You're an excellent host, very fun to be with. Thank you for your hospitality. We had a great time exploring your home town after the ride Sunday. So much...
09-09-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I wanted to register for this event long ago. I...

I wanted to register for this event long ago. I was not able to know for certain that I could and by the time I was sure, registration was closed. Reading about it, the bike show, all of the people...
09-07-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,267
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I think I really am going to do this. I have no...

I think I really am going to do this. I have no vintage bikes geared for this so I guess I will be riding my 99 Circuit or my Super Six Evo, unless I just do the short ride and try to muscle out the...
09-07-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,185
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?
07-28-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

You have some very $$$$$$$$$$$$ friends! Super...

You have some very $$$$$$$$$$$$ friends! Super cool everything at that party. :)
07-28-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Hemorrhoids do hurt! :)

Hemorrhoids do hurt! :)
07-28-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,712
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

What a great adventure. Truly inspiring ! After...

What a great adventure. Truly inspiring ! After reading this thread I decided to try a long ride myself. I have agreed to go to Ragbrai next year with a friend. Not quite as epic as your ride but...
07-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,177
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Probably because they are not interested in going...

Probably because they are not interested in going fast? I ride my steel bikes hard too. I like going fast. My fast is not as fast as other peoples fast. My point is more that the Carbon Bikes are out...
07-14-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,177
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

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This is my first year on a Carbon bike. It does not need to cost an arm...
07-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,177
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

At least we will never have to argue that "THE...

At least we will never have to argue that "THE FORK IS BENT" on a carbon fiber thread! :)
07-13-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,878
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I really wanted to hate my Carbon Fiber...

I really wanted to hate my Carbon Fiber Cannondale Super Six Evo that I was kind of talked into building. Not really weight weenie at 15.5 lbs, Ultegra with tubulars, no Carbon components. I just...
07-02-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 52,445
Views: 7,077,862
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Raleigh (Lenton Grand Prix) 1957 - $395 (lake...

Raleigh (Lenton Grand Prix) 1957 - $395 (lake forest)

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for sale: Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix. This is from 1957 as dated on the original...
06-25-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I had the same thing happen to me. I was rocking...

I had the same thing happen to me. I was rocking on my Schwinn Circuit when an Ironman, Miami Vice, popped up on CL in my price range. I was expecting magic from all the hype. The bike was fine, rode...
06-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

So much of this hobby comes down to so many...

So much of this hobby comes down to so many factors. The placebo effect. That top of the line racing bike decked out in perfect top of the line components that everyone says is the best bike to ride,...
06-21-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,456
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

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06-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,283
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

It sure would be easier to take a proper photo...

It sure would be easier to take a proper photo and post it up, than look for manuals and go to bike shops. Just saying. :)
06-19-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,283
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

If the front wheel was straight it might line up...

If the front wheel was straight it might line up better. Could be the angle? We need a better picture, everything straight, drive side. :)
06-12-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,788
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Just want to point out that it is my size and...

Just want to point out that it is my size and ........ :)
06-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,416
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

You know what else I find to be odd? The push to...

You know what else I find to be odd? The push to bigger tires on the old steel bikes? So many people here do not ride the old steel racing bikes anymore because they will not fit 32`s or bigger? But...
06-07-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,416
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

How much of a boost can the psychological effect...

How much of a boost can the psychological effect of riding a brand new modern race bike bring to the table? Can that be measured? I mean, it could make some people feel better, push harder, train...
06-06-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,416
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I built up a Carbon Fiber wonder bike this year....

I built up a Carbon Fiber wonder bike this year. So far, I am still getting used to the bike and the compact double 50t 34t gearing and with the crappy weather, I am way behind on miles over last...
06-02-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,414
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Original everything but tires! The bike was...

Original everything but tires! The bike was hanging on a bike shop wall since 1988....
05-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,841
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

So far my daughter has been taking good care of...

So far my daughter has been taking good care of her first car. Purchased used but in real nice shape and low miles. Her is a picture of her on purchase day. She really loves the...
05-30-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,841
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

SWEET! I bought my daughter a Mazda 3. Her car...

SWEET! I bought my daughter a Mazda 3. Her car is so much fun to drive. Quick with real nice handling. Really really fun. I can only imagine how much fun your car is to drive.
05-27-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

He did not overhaul the bike then. See. If one...

He did not overhaul the bike then. See. If one cable is broken then they are all probably old and bad, or the brake lever or the caliper is bad and so he broke the cable so you will not notice that...
05-27-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Everything. One wheel is usually unusable, with...

Everything. One wheel is usually unusable, with hops. The bike will not be able to be test rode for one reason or another. He does not overhaul his bikes, he just tweaks them a bit and pushes them...
05-27-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

If the Trek is from the guy from Streamwood, you...

If the Trek is from the guy from Streamwood, you may very well need to upgrade the bike. He always pieces things together that are not always done right. Nice looking frame if it is not dented. He...
05-27-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

If you worry about theft, buy the ugliest looking...

If you worry about theft, buy the ugliest looking one. With Schwinn, those models varied year to year. It would help to know the years of each?
05-25-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,643
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

The proper 700 c rim on A Paramount of that year...

The proper 700 c rim on A Paramount of that year was the Mavic Championnat Du Monde Montlery tubular rim with the knurled sidewall. I have seen these on several original Paramount P 13`s. That is...
05-20-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 140,594
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I will pass this info along as I no longer have...

I will pass this info along as I no longer have the bike. I put another model 93 on the bike with 52t 42t rings and a 118 spindle. I gave him the complete triple as well. He has lots of options. He...
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