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What have you been riding lately?

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by GuitarlCarl, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Chad T

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    62 degrees on Super-Ground-Hog-Bowl Sunday so had to take a cruise....kid was riding the "Adult" bike...:D

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  2. Grant

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    Is that really a 1 by 11 on an old Schwinn?
     
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  3. us56456712

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    That works
     
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  4. Chad T

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    + a 1x9 on the other one...:)
     
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  5. Grant

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    Why though. I have never even thought of anything like that. I have never been into bending dropouts to make them wider/narrower. I just don't want to mess with bending frames.
     
  6. sandman

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    Lesson number one in Rat Rodding anything , learn how to bend the
    rules to fit your needs .
     
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  7. Grant

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    Like this?
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  8. MattiThundrrr

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    Do these things count? Been doing laps at the local arena to keep the legs warm until spring
     
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  9. RustyGold

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    I've been recovering from injuries (both ankles, right lower leg, bruised ribs and a pulled back muscle... among others :grin:) from our Yellowstone vacation...took my first bike ride Saturday, had an hour+ window. Rode to the barber shop for a quick shearing...it was packed...rode back to meet the Wife at the track. So...this was my 'big' ride...

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    Yep...not even a full mile and a half...epic failure :bigsmile:.
     
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  10. RustyGold

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    Still got quite winded on the way back as I had exceeded my time window and the kickback hub wouldn't shift up :doh:.
     
  11. us56456712

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    You can always bend a steel rear triangle back to original with no harm done. There are a jillion bikes laying around, I scrap so many every year that people give me, pick them up in the ditch in the woods after they have been there a month, usually junk or something that they made a million of. If it's not a real rare bike then I have no problem bending or even cutting them up. I do wish I hadn't scrapped some vintage Italian bikes from the 60s though. They have weird bottom brackets so I junked them, a Schwinn Suburban and two old Raleigh road bikes (again weird BB) that I probably should have kept.
     
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  12. Grant

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    I scrap a lot of bicycles as well for a bike shop. All the bicycles I have Graft are worthy of it. The only one I can think that was not worthy of it was a blue and silver Raleigh with a good condition frame.
    I did rescue a Schwinn World Tourist from the scrap yard though. I am just trying to build that up into a single speed as cheap as possible.
    Although they are scrapped often and they are still being written today often I did rescue a Schwinn Varsity from the scrap yard.
     
  13. us56456712

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    I would rescue those too. My scrap bikes come from Walmart or from a friend who has rental units for college student. Every year he gets a pile pf bike he puts beside his store, covered with a tarp, and calls me to haul them away. The local Volunteer Fire Department has a junk jamboree sale in July and they have a bunch of bikes they can't sell that I get. Most are. complete junk.
     
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  14. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Still riding the strandie 5 days a week (weather permitting).
    I have a little 10ish mi. loop that I do now.
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  15. sandman

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    I think an hour is the perfect amount time to reflect and have some me time ?
     
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  16. Bart52

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    Stopped for a coffee on my morning ride. No snow tires, but maybe I need some mud tires.

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  17. ogre

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    Green Machine 1995 not-Chicago Schwinn with fenders for when it's wet

    Goldenboy 1966 Chicago Schwinn without for when it ain't
     

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  18. MattiThundrrr

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    Looks like ogre needs a sunny day shirt! 560.jpg
     
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  19. Grant

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    ALiEN FiRE looks like he is in constant pain.
     
  20. Grant

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    Is that an a$$squatch on the house sled?
     

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