What bike did you ride today?

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by rustjunkie, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. #7701 Posted Oct 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Just went for an evening ride around my local spot...
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    Hit 500 miles on the speedometer...(speedo had 6 miles on it when I got the bike)

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    Stopped to watch this spider have dinner...

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    Great evening for a ride...
     
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  2. #7702 Posted Oct 9, 2017
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  3. #7703 Posted Oct 10, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Have ya ever rode a Monarch Super Twin without the motor! Not to bad, except for the size of that sprocket!

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  4. #7704 Posted Oct 10, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Took a half day before the rain comes all week. Rode 15 miles up at Moraine State Park. The leaves are starting to turn!

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  5. #7705 Posted Oct 10, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Got my 1912 Iver fork back with a new stem installed to "last another 100 years" and headed to the bike path to get some foliage shots. It lasted about ten feet before the new part broke, thankfully not completely, so saving me a trip to a dental surgeon. Nevertheless, much swearing was engaged and by the time I got back, it was getting dark, so I decided to finally finish tuning Interrobang to take it for a ride. Too dark to get an outdoor photo, but here's a couple of lousy photos of it just before I went up and down the street to try it out and its temporary living room berth when I got back.

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  6. #7706 Posted Oct 10, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Loving "Interrobang", why the name?
     
  7. #7707 Posted Oct 10, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  8. #7708 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I'm a writer (if you believe it), so it's to bring awareness to a useful punctuation that is usually excluded in font collections and print and I think it also sums up the questioning and complimentary reactions I expect to get, particularly when it's finally completed in MkII format (This will include a retro 50s/60s back rest and fairing for computer and sketch book storage and taillights like rocket exhaust that mirror the headlights. The taillights will also work as indicators.). It's got crossbar handlebars where the crossbar is bolted to the stem, the shifter is the dial on top of the tank, and it's a cruiser frame with a 3-speed coaster brake IGH and a disc brake, so its just a weird mix of things.
     
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  9. #7709 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Box of Shurspin goods arrived yesterday, Sue couldn't wait to try one out. ....thanks Joe....

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  10. #7710 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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  11. #7711 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Its been wet the last few days. Last night I put this Schwinn Suburban together and used a riser bar for a high upright seating position (The handle bar assembly and seat was missing when I purchased it).

    I plan to get all my project bikes built up before winter comes. After this one I just have two more to go, and then I'm out of projects. Once there all in ride-able condition, I will decide which ones I want to keep, and will let the others go to make some room for some nicer / and hopefully older ones. Before I joined this site, I was purchasing bikes at garage sales whenever I found them. In the future I plan to be more selective.

    I have been itching to get this one out, and decided to take it out tonight in the wet weather. The rain slowed down enough for a quick spin. My camera flash captured a few of the rain droplets, and made them look like snow. I still have lots of cleanup work to do on this one, but was happy with the way it rode. I really enjoy riding these vintage Schwinn road bikes!

    Edit: I forgot to mention, on the way back home I almost hit a skunk, it ran across the street, and I was going a little faster than I should have, the steel rims were wet, and my breaking was slowed (especially with the older pads). Luckily it did not spray.

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    The gifted Mountain Bike in my last post on the previous page was well received. Earlier this year the same guy gave me another older bike for parts, he was going to toss it and asked me If I wanted it. The bike I gave him for his birthday was in a way payback.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Finally put the well aged ( by Joe ) Shurspin twins on for a ride. ... I don't recommend buying one. .... I recommend buying two , ...

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  14. #7714 Posted Oct 11, 2017
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Watched the film TV show Lucifer today in Huntington Beach and ended up at the Car Show this evening IMG_7681.JPG IMG_7682.JPG IMG_7683.JPG IMG_7684.JPG
     
  15. #7715 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Great ride in Huntington Beach yesterday with MRG. Its always fun running into movie/tv shows being filmed, kind of normal here in Southern Cali. We had planned on going surfing but it was completely blown out by the time we got there, so back to my place to trade surfboards for bikes. I'm riding my 57 Wasp and MRG is on my 78 Spitfire Birthday bike. f2015826727dc7420f79611b3fa1a9b4.jpg 27be49a3e11e075de70a203f45687433.jpg f91fb4506060f7b7e4500971c924889d.jpg ce50afba416b19aa1aafbb4b5956eb59.jpg 7f20bda11779735d2695c7a0f959c82b.jpg

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    Out for an evening ride after a long day

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  18. #7718 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Put 32 miles on the 37 today

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  19. #7719 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Great fall evening. ......

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    Nice ride in the SGV with a bud

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