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  1. ratina

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    I hope they stay dry, supposed to get some rain the next few days. Saturday still looks dry but not as warm unfortunately.
  2. Skipton

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    Yeah,
    Not going to be 60 but I will take a dry sunny 40 degree day in February any day :wink:

    If it stays dry a may just ride BlueX.......

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    Or maybe?........... :wink: :mrgreen:

    Just a few days away! come out and ride with us.....and see a really COOL VINTAGE BIKE COLLECTION! :mrgreen:
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

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    Time To Tour A Really Cool Vintage Bike Collection!

    Two ways to do this!

    #1. Meet us at 1:00pm at the Burger Bar 1578 North Clybourn Avenue

    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=ut ... 4417679339
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    Best Places to park...are just west of Burger Bar

    Fremont St. Blackhawk St. And Dayton St....One block of Dayton has these......
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    That block is NOT FREE! :roll:

    # 2. Or Meet us at 2:00pm at Cycle Smithy ! 2468 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
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    HOPE YOU ALL CAN MAKE IT!!!!!!!
    PM ME!
    CALL or TEXT ME
    Thanks Skip

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    Monark!
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    Monark! :lol:

    Lets do This!
  5. Skipton

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride


    Which one?

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    LOL :lol: See you Guys and Gals on Saturday
  6. Skipton

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    You Heard The Man!


    :mrgreen: :D !LET'S DO THIS! :D :mrgreen:


    The weather is going to be good!

    See you tomorrow!

    PM Me with an questions

    Thanks Skip
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    Don't forget the COOL bikes at Cycle Smithy........
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    The top one just not with the new seat!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    hope you guys have a good time :D
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    What you don't like my Banana Seat? :wink:
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    Its a RUFF mock-up :roll: its going to look a lot better when I am done. I hope :shock:

    Thanks Scott!


    SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW!

    ALL THE SNOW HAS MELTED THE ROADS ARE BONE DRY!

    THE WET WEATHER IS NOT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN TILL VERY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

    SO COME OUT AND RIDE AND SEE A VERY COOL VINTAGE BIKE COLLECTION!

    PM,CALL OR TEXT ME!

    THANKS SKIP
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    My wife and I will be enjoying a nice burger for lunch at the Burger Bar around 11:30ish if anyone wants to joins us. Then after the cruise...we're headin out to Ikea to drain my checking account... :?
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    Ikea?!

    hope you have a big truck :wink:


    It's here looks like a perfect day!

    See you soon!
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    Had a Blast!

    Thanks to everyone who came out,Ratina and Girlfriend Erica, islnder102 and his Wife, Xc204,Oldgreaser

    Weather was good sunny and high 30's.

    HUGH THANKS GO OUT TO MARK OWNER OF CYCLE SMITHY!!!
    FOR A AWESOME TOUR AND FOR ALL HIS TIME AND KNOWLEDGE !!!!!


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    islnder102, xc204, ratina.& Erica Ready to get this thing started...
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    Inside CYCLE SMITHY getting a tour from owner Mark
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    XC204 trying to figure out if he can get a set of wheels with modern wood rims home on the train :lol:

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    One for you BMX guys
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    1880's Bike
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    In front of CYCLE SMITHY
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    Once again I did not take enough Pic's :roll: If you have pic's please post :wink:

    Thanks Again for coming out!

    We sure did some urban riding today :shock: ......Thanks for going with the flow!

    Skip
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

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    Couldn't keep my eyes off this one.
    Another Exciting Chicago Monthly Ride in the books, I could have done without losing the idler wheel on the rear derailuer, but we were headed to the right place. Cycle Smitty .http://www.mybusinesslisting.com/r/url.asp?u=d3d3LmN5Y2xlc21pdGh5LmNvbQ==
    Mike, the owner, was great! He met us at the front door, welcomed us in and graceously walked us thru his collection. The entire time pointing out to the smallest detail what made each significant. The shop had customers in and out ready to spend some serious coin, Mike still took the time talk to us about his collection. After the tour he put a new idler wheel on, and diagnosed that I should install a polished cable for the rear drum. Cost ? Derailuer fixed and a new 108 inch cable ?10 bucks. The coffe across the street was $4.00.
    Great to see Everyone !
    Let's Do It Again soon
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    What a great time!

    Mark was very nice and extremely knowledgable. Lots of cool bikes, quite a few I've never even seen before.

    Lookin' forward to the next ride!
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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    Cool!!! 8) 8) 8) 8)
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  18. Skipton

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    islnder102, Thanks for posting the pics!!! this is my FAVORITE!!! too cool!
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    In the next couple days I will go back to Cycle Smithy and take pics off all the bike and post them

    I got a little excited and forgot :roll:
  19. Skipton

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    Re: TOUR OF CYCLE SMITHY!! Chicago February Ride

    Mark you sure would of loved it!....we diffidently missed you!
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    thanks Man, sorry I missed it...

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