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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:25 pm 
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I found what I consider a gem at a junk shop yesterday. I haggled with the owner and ended up walking away with what later research told me is a ‘72 Sports Tourer made in the “handbuilt division” of Schwinn’s old Chicago factory. What’s special about this frame is the fillet brazing. No factory welding marks at all. The bike looks like it was smoothly carved from a giant hunk of steel.

It needs a TON of work, but I’m excited to get stared. $40 was a steal, IMO.

More on fillet brazing. Great read if you’re into that sort of thing :naughty:


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These registration stickers from VA and NC are going to send me down a rabbit hole. Anyone know anything about 70's era bicycle registration databases?
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Sexy legs, if I can get the rust off...
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This probable needs to be replaced.
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Fillet brazed tubing cluster
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I'm thinking of wrapping this in brown.
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This lighting system is cool and all, but I'll probably let it go. Too clunky.
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New brakes needed? Who knows.
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Quality stamp acknowledging the bike's handbuilt division pedigree. I'm a geek for this kind of stuff.
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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Police Follow Strava to Bust Bike Assailant

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https://www.strava.com/activities/1583232847

Date May 19, 2018
Distance 104.6mi
Time 7:51:18
Elevation 3,280ft

Took me only an hour longer than the last time I did this ride five years ago, and that was with prep.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Bought me a 7-speed cruiser yesterday. I can't wait for it to get here. i don't know shit about bikes, but it seems like a good one.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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https://www.cityofvancouver.us/ced/page ... -vancouver

The city hasn't updated their map since 2015 but they also haven't really done a lot since then to make anything better.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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https://www.cityofvancouver.us/ced/page ... -vancouver

The city hasn't updated their map since 2015 but they also haven't really done a lot since then to make anything better.


Thanks for posting. Just got a new bike and was planning on hitting a few of the trails here. Just did the one in Washougal so far.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Oh shit, there's another one!


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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I took my bike to a party last weekend and half way there it started pouring rain. I Was completely soaked and had to stay in my wet clothes for a few hours at the bash. Guess who woke up with a cold this morning?

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That looks a lot like my friend's bike. Great on potholed streets.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Nice. My bike is matte black too.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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I like it! It's a comfortable easy ride.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Here's my friend's. I guess it's not the same bike. Yours is better.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Stupid question probably, but can I just install drops on my Schwinn hybrid and relocate my brake and shifting components no problem...or is it more complicated?


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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washing machine wrote:
Stupid question probably, but can I just install drops on my Schwinn hybrid and relocate my brake and shifting components no problem...or is it more complicated?

it’s pretty simple

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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Stupid question probably, but can I just install drops on my Schwinn hybrid and relocate my brake and shifting components no problem...or is it more complicated?

Probably simple, but I'll have to do some research on it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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I feel like a goose among swans when I’m riding upright on the trails with my flat bars.


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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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washing machine wrote:
I feel like a goose among swans when I’m riding upright on the trails with my flat bars.

lol i know what you mean

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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washing machine wrote:
Alrighty. I want to ride again and need a bike. Trying to keep it around $250. Mostly I'll be commuting, but I really like the added bonus of getting a workout on something with a little bit more performance than a basic city bike.

This one:
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OK, so I had to go back a few pages to remember what kind of bike you have. Looking at some pictures - http://bfy.tw/IyyQ - it would appear to be more difficult than it might be worth. Like, these look like project bikes that mechanics are working on for shits and giggles. That's not to say it's impossible, just...improbable.


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