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MarkKBike

I live for the CABE
Apr 17, 2017
1,041
Chicago Suburbs
First warm day after a long cold winter, it's currently a toasty 54 degrees.

I just took out my longest owned bike for a ride. This refirbished Schwinn Varsity and I have been cruising local neighborhoods together off and on since the early 80's.

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I usually do not get this one all muddied up anymore, but I thought it was fitting for me to take it out today. It was a great way to start off a new season of warmer weather.

Edit: The snow is melting fast, so I had to pic out oportunities to sneak in photos along parking lots to capture the last of it.

Note: Those with a keen eye may notice it does not have a welded on kick stand mount. That was ground off when it was referbished as this is a never sell bike do to setimental reasons. Before the decision was made to try and make it look decent it still almost got tossed into the trash, It was really that bad. I now tell people it used to be colored red and rust.
 
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Mr. Monkeyarms

I live for the CABE
Oct 30, 2018
1,239
Colorado
I’ve done those long drives just to pick up a bike.
Talk about distracted driving!
You’re looking in the rear view mirror the whole time, just so that you can check out your bad ass new/old bike. Lol!
Congrats, Tyler!
It looks like you got a nice one there.
Hahahahahahahaha!:p Catch myself checking the mirror too on the way home with a find. Or turn around at a stop light to look at something I didn't think to look at before buying while waiting, only to have people honking because the car in front of me has been gone for a minute...:flushed:
 
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BFGforme

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 28, 2016
2,000
49
Oceanside CA
Hahahahahahahaha!:p Catch myself checking the mirror too on the way home with a find. Or turn around at a stop light to look at something I didn't think to look at before buying while waiting, only to have people honking because the car in front of me has been gone for a minute...:flushed:
I did that on the freeway last weekend in the rain coming back from LA doing 85 in the fast lane, found I had drifted into the carpool lane! Had to look.... hahaha
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,466
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Here's couple more pics! Had hotdog do the stripes, he did all the work for Jesse James back in the day.....
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Jesse James...that's a name you dont hear often anymore. That pinstriping is such a art form and steady hand and patience, which I have neither
 
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ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 5, 2010
686
Santa Rosa, United States
Hectic day at work today...swimming around in my head and my son says to me “wanna go for a bike ride on our Schwinners?” “Uh, YEAH!” Off to the library and then around town. Love daylight savings and it finally feels like spring!

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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,466
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Rode the "vette" down the Three Notch Trail and some of its nearby sites.
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Here's the Locke Family gravesite from the early 1800s.
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This porch was modified by a pickup truck.

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Great ride. Sunshine and warm temps

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Chavez

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 30, 2012
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My 1970 Raleigh twenty. Being that it has an electric motor I’ve nicknamed it the Raleigh twenty MPH! I love this bike. I had it powder coated, did some mods to the frame to fit the nexus 8, a modern 100mm spaced front hub and the motor. I built the wheels using 20 x 1 3/8 rims which the bike was actually designed for. Too many things to list on this thread, but it was a great ride to the Martinez Ca waterfront with my son today.
 
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