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07-01-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Chicago Al

I guess subtlety doesn't work here...and I didn't...

I guess subtlety doesn't work here...and I didn't think I was that subtle, either!

In all seriousness, GCN's coverage and commentary is heads, shoulders, and the heads and shoulders of several...
06-30-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Chicago Al

There is a small sports network entirely and...

There is a small sports network entirely and seriously devoted to cycling, which hires people to talk about it who know wtf they are talking about and gives them lots of time to do so, and offers all...
05-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 266,305
Posted By Chicago Al

I have an '86 Pro as well. I got it from a...

I have an '86 Pro as well. I got it from a co-op, where it had been partially and unfortunately 'updated,' removing most of the Sprint components. I have collected most of them but doubt I'm...
04-04-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 69,798
Views: 11,355,799
Posted By Chicago Al

I couldn't possibly comment on the authorship of...

I couldn't possibly comment on the authorship of that CL ad that I posted about the other day. I merely shared it here for the enjoyment of this little band.

I must say though that this Aerowind...
04-04-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 69,798
Views: 11,355,799
Posted By Chicago Al

That thing should be thrown somewhere, that's for...

That thing should be thrown somewhere, that's for sure!
04-03-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chicago Al

Shhh! ...

Shhh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFOA2ZoM7I
04-03-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chicago Al

That one would be waaaay back in the archives,...

That one would be waaaay back in the archives, maybe 12 years. And I had been uploading photos to the BF site, several albums' worth, which all went 'poof' one day in a BF update, so they wouldn't...
04-02-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chicago Al

Some of you may be taking this just a tad bit...

Some of you may be taking this just a tad bit more seriously than necessary.
Anyway, it's gone. For now.
But as we say in Chicago, 'just wait'll next year!'
04-01-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chicago Al

Well thanks! That's not the verb that most...

Well thanks! That's not the verb that most people use when they react. Not the usual adjective, either. :- (
04-01-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chicago Al

Wow, never expected to see one of these on CL!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/7465788743.html
06-19-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,099
Posted By Chicago Al

I am happy to report that it is not difficult or...

I am happy to report that it is not difficult or expensive to access GCN+ in a manner which allows one to view their programming as one wishes.

Those conversant with US history of the Civil War...
06-07-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Chicago Al

Right you are, it was McCrossan, of course. I...

Right you are, it was McCrossan, of course. I thought 'Hatch' sounded a bit restrained! But then again we could barely hear him.

NBC should just give up. They notoriously have a tiny audience...
06-06-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
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...
05-19-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Chicago Al

I just got the GCN+ app a couple of weeks ago,...

I just got the GCN+ app a couple of weeks ago, for the Giro, and have been very happy with it except as noted below. I was pleasantly surprised that I could cast directly from my iPhone to my Sony...
04-12-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,809
Posted By Chicago Al

Panasonic bikes aren’t common, and the company’s...

Panasonic bikes aren’t common, and the company’s small bike business apparently only existed because Panasonic founder Mr...well you can look his name up, it’ll be censored here, anyway, he just...
04-09-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
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: 4,128
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: 2,018
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...
04-04-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,128
Posted By Chicago Al

Okay you ingrates, it’s gone. Maybe some lucky...

Okay you ingrates, it’s gone. Maybe some lucky collector snagged it.

If not, as we say in Chicago, just wait till next year!
04-01-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,128
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: 4,128
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...
09-30-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm not the Centurion expert by any means, but...

I'm not the Centurion expert by any means, but from convos here and looking at bits and pieces online, I've gotten the idea that there must have been a consortium of bike vendors in different...
07-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
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!
07-14-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By Chicago Al

We need an update, Orloved! As well as those...

We need an update, Orloved! As well as those sweet, sweet pics you teased us about a few weeks ago!
06-25-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By Chicago Al

Orloved, welcome to the group! Looks like you...

Orloved, welcome to the group! Looks like you intended to post a pic or two, but aren't able to as you haven't made ten posts yet. So feel free to add other comments here and on other threads to...
06-14-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,282
Posted By Chicago Al

This is a wonderful thread!

This is a wonderful thread!
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
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...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks! That is indeed another option the mom...

Thanks! That is indeed another option the mom has been thinking about. I could certainly fit those on a decent single-speed city type bike for them.
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, yeah, I get that only one of the rear...

Thanks, yeah, I get that only one of the rear wheels is a drive wheel, way too much pedaling effort otherwise. It just seems so crude that the non-drive wheel is simply spinning around a piece of...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By Chicago Al

Trailmate (or other!) Trike, for special-needs kid

Hi all. My first venture into this forum. I'm a classic & vintage rider, and am used to working on conventional bikes. I have a neighbor with a teenage son who is special needs, I believe...
05-17-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By Chicago Al

Hey JT! I might be. I'll message you.

Hey JT! I might be. I'll message you.
05-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By Chicago Al

I'll just throw this out there: I'd be VERY...

I'll just throw this out there: I'd be VERY interested in a good condition Cimarron in GREEN, smaller frame. Working this weekend on the red one i got from wrk101, with a taller stem and 165mm...
04-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm a little disappointed with you all as a...

I'm a little disappointed with you all as a group, as no one has come up with a product like 'Magic DEE-RUST #999 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=999) ,' of which a...
04-29-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,200
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: 1,232
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: 1,680
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...
04-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Chicago Al

That is a GREAT looking wheelset and I'd be very...

That is a GREAT looking wheelset and I'd be very tempted, but don't think I want to get into tubulars.
04-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm set for cranks and brakes, and have the later...

I'm set for cranks and brakes, and have the later RD and shifters, but might be interested in the RD and shifters. Please PM me to discuss!
04-14-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,200
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: 6,200
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...
04-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,200
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/cimarron_on_stand_62c9f2e379b174f5a26fb636fe01b60015b4677f.jpg
Here's my 1986 (?) Cimarron, pretty much original but for the pedals....
04-08-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,200
Posted By Chicago Al

I'll be following this thread with interest as I...

I'll be following this thread with interest as I have a Cimarron that I'm going to be adapted for either my wife or myself to ride. In fact it's going on the stand today; I'll add a pic later. This...
03-30-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks everybody! I didn't expect such a...

Thanks everybody! I didn't expect such a response, as Sprint was not around for long. To be clear it's the friction version that is OEM to the bike, so that's the plan.

Though I was thinking I...
03-29-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Chicago Al

WTB/WTT: Suntour Sprint Shifters, Derailleurs

I have a 1985 Pro Miyata, which came to me with a mix of gear, mostly Shimano, but which I always thought would be kinda nice to mostly restore to original. So I'm looking for the shifters (aka the...
03-29-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,517
Posted By Chicago Al

They look very much like the Specialized...

They look very much like the Specialized 'Touring' pedals, only with the outside portion cut off. Which is quite likely what they are.
03-27-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,517
Posted By Chicago Al

I'm pretty sure this deal went down but just in...

I'm pretty sure this deal went down but just in case it languished--as happens sometimes--I'd be interested in the pedals.
03-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,984
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: 1,597
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: 1,597
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: 1,597
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...
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