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Forum: Touring
10-19-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 2,040,702
Posted By Chicagoan

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/545326_...

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Took my '79 Raliegh Super Record on a rainy 60 mile ride to my family's summer home in southwestern Michigan.....
10-19-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Chicagoan

The scrap yard near goose island off of kingsbury...

The scrap yard near goose island off of kingsbury has a huge dumpster that is commonly filled with junk bikes
Forum: Commuting
09-21-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,984,219
Posted By Chicagoan

274192 New build, this was an old roomate's '79...

274192
New build, this was an old roomate's '79 Raleigh Super Record. It was in very rough shape when I got it. It had just its rear brake with a pair of extremely beat up steel 5 speed 27" wheels....
09-05-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 685,573
Posted By Chicagoan

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/402847_...

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'78 Raleigh Super Record
Old Campy Record Clamp on DT shifters
Mid 90's Shimano 105 175mm Triple
Rear wheel is...
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By Chicagoan

Tourin on ugraded Super Record

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SO I ended up with this old Raeigh Super Record, and have been wrenching on it all summer. I converted it to...
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Chicagoan

Tourin on ugraded Super Record

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/402847_10151418424569778_2076623734_n.jpg
SO I ended up with this old Raeigh Super Record, and have been wrenching on it all summer. I converted it to...
06-25-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Chicagoan

Running a 3x6 drivetrain on a 120mm road frame

Hey guys,

So I'm in the process of building up an old ten speed Raleigh frame as a light touring bike. I built a bike just like this once before, but it was stolen. The problem with the previous...
Forum: Touring
06-17-12, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,570
Posted By Chicagoan

I recently converted a late 70's to early 80's...

I recently converted a late 70's to early 80's road frame built for 27"s to 700c. I used a 700c 6 speed wheelset. I had to spread the dropouts to fit the wheel. I also had to lock out the top gear on...
12-01-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By Chicagoan

I have no issues, I have used several different...

I have no issues, I have used several different axle mounted hitches on bikes with track ends. I have never had issues, i used a chain tug to get the chain tension right, but that won't be an issue...
11-30-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 401,970
Posted By Chicagoan

New winter beater, unknown 70's-80's frame, just...

New winter beater, unknown 70's-80's frame, just gotta slap some fenders on her and she'll be good....
11-30-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 685,573
Posted By Chicagoan

This might make some posters here scoff, this is...

This might make some posters here scoff, this is an unknown frame, it originally had cottered cranks, it'll be a fun winter beater. I built it up with a bunch of salvaged and laying around parts. She...
08-10-11, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,278
Posted By Chicagoan

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/224...

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Finally found some mud to run the scorcher through. Fun!!
08-06-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,278
Posted By Chicagoan

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/223...

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Built this guy up from a frame i got at a swap meet. Pulled the fork from an abandoned hybrid,...
08-03-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,767
Posted By Chicagoan

I run SPD's and love em. I've had several friend...

I run SPD's and love em. I've had several friend break numerous pairs of eggbeaters, one of which was a ***** to remove from the crank. I've heard good things about Times, and want to try a pair.
08-02-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 71,910
Posted By Chicagoan

Had to move my drums to play a show. I usually...

Had to move my drums to play a show. I usually haul things on the trailer with an older hacked track frame featuring a low gear ratio, wide tires, and a touring fork, but it was on loan, so my ss...
08-01-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,278
Posted By Chicagoan

Moving my drums via bike trailer. My Beataround...

Moving my drums via bike trailer. My Beataround offroad townie usually does the honors, as it has a much lower gear ratio, but it was on loan to a friend. 46x16, its a good thing I only went a few...
07-12-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,278
Posted By Chicagoan

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268...

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My '07 SE Lager/Fuji Track toward the end of our first century it was a tad hilly for this...
07-11-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Chicagoan

Oh Gotcha:thumb:

Oh Gotcha:thumb:
07-11-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 980,905
Posted By Chicagoan

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267...

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07-11-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Chicagoan

From the sound of it he's talking about a road...

From the sound of it he's talking about a road frame conversion, ala forward facing dropouts, so changing a tire wont be an issue, but to many skids+bolts not being cranked down and your wheel will...
07-08-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,278
Posted By Chicagoan

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264...

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My '07 Fuji Track with new roadish setup....rear brake is a pos
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05-13-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,005
Posted By Chicagoan

44x16 fixed 73.6 44x18 free 65.4 road fixed...

44x16 fixed 73.6
44x18 free 65.4
road fixed with 700x28's

i run 42x16x18 on my scorcher townie conversion it has 700x38c's
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Chicagoan

K I figured it out. I bought the frame. Got...

K I figured it out.

I bought the frame. Got a handful of parts for the build. Turns out my suspicions were correct. She's an old Hybrid with a new lease on life. She was painted by a reputable...
04-18-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Chicagoan

What kind of frame? Pics?

What kind of frame? Pics?
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Chicagoan

xx

xx
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Chicagoan

Mystery Frame

Hi C&V ers

I don't get over here much anymore. I'm about to pick up a touring frame I just found for sale. Owner is not sure exactly what it is. Its an 80's Schwinn with Cantilever Brake Bosses...
04-15-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,228
Posted By Chicagoan

agreed....oh and eighthinch isn't bad if you...

agreed....oh and eighthinch isn't bad if you build just a frame......but tarcked out Scrambler will be more expensive but not as nice or fast as a kilo ....kilos are prettier too...
04-15-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chicagoan

+1 Seriously! Wish I had someone to tell me...

+1

Seriously! Wish I had someone to tell me to go to Bikes Direct 3 years ago. Instead I spent that money on a too small conversion with Bike Island wheels. Even the Hour/Messenger are really...
04-15-11, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,228
Posted By Chicagoan

Shim and use 1 1/8th stem...no big........Kilo's...

Shim and use 1 1/8th stem...no big........Kilo's are the best thing for the price 1" steerer shouldn't deter you. Neither should color options. You can Tarck the **** out of a Kilo with all the cool...
04-15-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

OK wasted thread....now to keep bumping up the...

OK wasted thread....now to keep bumping up the new official one hahah
04-15-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 564,051
Posted By Chicagoan

Didn't know this thread was revamped yay!

Didn't know this thread was revamped yay!
04-14-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Chicagoan

Scramblers are solid for the price. 4130 frame...

Scramblers are solid for the price. 4130 frame indestructable and I fit 38mm tires in the rear of mine with little trouble. Same with Steamroller. Steamroller isn't much lighter but has steeper more...
04-14-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

jackass thread was closed over a year...

jackass thread was closed over a year ago.....that trek is solid

this on other hand well just poseur hipster pirate
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04-14-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

just noticed the rear brake w/ seatpost mounted...

just noticed the rear brake w/ seatpost mounted brakelever and the jackass posuer bfssfg bike of the day
04-14-11, 07:33 PM
04-14-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

but it has aerojokessss

but it has aerojokessss
04-14-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

I dunno if this is very tarck...but I see this...

I dunno if this is very tarck...but I see this guy around alot...always meant to get picture......found one on ze interwebz......i think its a 90's TT bike. He's in full kit everytime i see him...
04-14-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

WELL THATS BECAUSE YOU'RE AN IDIOT! (Just Kidding...

WELL THATS BECAUSE YOU'RE AN IDIOT! (Just Kidding Mods)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wb8bAl1P-N0/SdSxNOH65wI/AAAAAAAAGzc/5GuVwjF74g8/s400/Fixed+Gear+Gallery+__+Volume+Cutter.jpg
Blam!


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04-14-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chicagoan

Ugly Bikes Here

List,

We had a thread like this a while back. I miss it. I visited everyday just to see it. So I wanna make a clean version I guess. So post pictures you find or take of ssfg bikes featuring...
04-04-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,428
Posted By Chicagoan

I have basic model i think....bombproof yes but...

I have basic model i think....bombproof yes but rides like a gardenhose.
04-01-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 52,267
Posted By Chicagoan

Road Conversion <3 Barspins are cool one of...

Road Conversion <3
Barspins are cool
one of my bikes has no brake because it can barspin
All of my bikes are oddly equipped with 28c tires riser bars and clipless pedals (Edit: forgot my work...
04-01-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,380
Posted By Chicagoan

I rode from Chicago to Southwest Michigan (70...

I rode from Chicago to Southwest Michigan (70 miles) on fixed gear with 46x14 it was nice....i rode half way back a few days later
03-31-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,764
Posted By Chicagoan

keep a rear rando....junky front tire with a tire...

keep a rear rando....junky front tire with a tire liner
03-31-11, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,725
Posted By Chicagoan

GTFO w/ the Hipster track bikes only conversion...

GTFO w/ the Hipster track bikes only conversion no sloping tt hate....thats not the point of this bike.
03-31-11, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,930,491
Posted By Chicagoan

Got a deal on a set of White Rando's the other...

Got a deal on a set of White Rando's the other day....they're the jam.
03-31-11, 01:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 33,428
Posted By Chicagoan

Spam! Thickslicks blow. That gaudy logo and cheap...

Spam! Thickslicks blow. That gaudy logo and cheap price attract hipsters and people who don't know anything about bikes. But they ride like crap....its like a garden hose. They are sticky tires and...
03-29-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,320
Posted By Chicagoan

I was so surprised when I did a short fixed gear...

I was so surprised when I did a short fixed gear tour (CHicago to New Buffalo, MI) and I saw some kid on green deep v clad fixed gear right at the Indiana Michigan border (North of Michigan City)
03-24-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,185,278
Posted By Chicagoan

Yeah trying to stay on topic, but riding fixed...

Yeah trying to stay on topic, but riding fixed without foot retention isn't as dangerous as some forum members would have you think. As long as you have a brake its fine. If you loose your footing...
03-06-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,030
Posted By Chicagoan

think the op is referring to people having really...

think the op is referring to people having really aggressive setups or no apparant reason....people who'll have a long ass drop stem with track bars and a frame thats a tad small....and this is...
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