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Pinside Bicycle Garage

By balt

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#101 11 months ago

Circa 1982. I had a paper route, and blew my $11/week at the arcade. Flash, Centaur, Black Hole, Haunted house. Bad hair, Daisy Duke shorts, Puma sneakers, high top socks from Sears, and a mouth full of braces. I rode that P.K. Ripper all over North Jersey. Woohoo!!

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#102 11 months ago

Look at all that Purple Anodized Gear on that San Andreas!

I had a Trek 8900 fully decked with Ringle Purple gear. Heady days.

#103 11 months ago

>>Circa 1982. I had a paper route, and blew my $11/week at the arcade

...and Jorts.

Awesome pic.

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#104 10 months ago

Hope everyone had a good one!
https://fat-bike.com/2020/09/global-fat-bike-day-2020/

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#105 10 months ago

So who owns both a Spooky pin and a Spooky bike?
https://www.wearespooky.com/

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#106 10 months ago

Bicycle garage, yes we do!

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#107 10 months ago
Quoted from balt:

So who owns both a Spooky pin and a Spooky bike?
https://www.wearespooky.com/[quoted image]

Not me , but I do know someone with a spooky bike that will be getting a spooky pin soon. How about a Spooky from Zaccaria for the trifecta?

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#108 10 months ago

Got out for a little while today. It was a little cold but otherwise a nice day for a ride.

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#109 10 months ago

More pics.

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#110 10 months ago

Santa brought a manual trainer!

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#111 10 months ago

Too many bikes and frames

Yeti Ultimate
Yeti ARC
Fat Chance Yo Eddy
Elliptigo 8
Surly Pugsley
Kona Humuhumu
GT Grade Carbon
GT ti road
And a bunch it Trikke 12’s

#112 10 months ago

Any pinheads out there who are also on Zwift?!

#113 10 months ago

It was warmer today so I got out for a little while. These are four wheeler trails on my brother in law’s property. Warmer temps made it a little muddy , I’m glad I got out there because it’s been snowing here for a while now.

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#114 9 months ago

Lazy e-biker!

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#115 8 months ago

1971 Mantaray

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#116 8 months ago

February ride in northern Illinois. Frosty fun! It's like sweaty snowmobiling.

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#117 8 months ago

07 Stumpjumper FSR Comp

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#118 8 months ago

just put together, had it shipped to our new house. just moved to WI from Florida.

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#119 8 months ago
Quoted from zenbone:

just put together, had it shipped to our new house. just moved to WI from Florida.
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Nice Bike. I have one of those- except in Red

#120 8 months ago

Not really about the bikes, I love these wall mounts!

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#121 8 months ago
Quoted from schwarz:

Not really about the bikes, I love these wall mounts![quoted image][quoted image]

I need to know where to get these?

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#123 8 months ago

2 new toys in 1 day!

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#124 7 months ago

69 3 speed. It’s a great rider..I put stained glass at top of sissy bar.

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#125 7 months ago

Here is my 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour. Been thinking of getting rid of it as it just chills in my garage. Anyone know the best way to sell these types of bikes?

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#126 7 months ago
Quoted from johnnyutah:

Here is my 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour. Been thinking of getting rid of it as it just chills in my garage. Anyone know the best way to sell these types of bikes?
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On the BMX museum. Should get a ton for it.

#127 7 months ago

Best Electric Bike deal for 2021.

What is it?
Do you have one?

Looking for an Electric Bike with a range of 20 miles full speed.
Grocery runs with saddle bags or ?
Assist or full electric?
What is a jewel at this current time?

#128 7 months ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Best Electric Bike deal for 2021.
What is it?
Do you have one?
Looking for an Electric Bike with a range of 20 miles full speed.
Grocery runs with saddle bags or ?
Assist or full electric?
What is a jewel at this current time?

Check out Aventon bikes. Order early and be prepared to wait.

#129 7 months ago

One from my stable: Shamrock Cycles "Fluid Druid" custom randonneur with S&S quick couples, fabricated with Columbus Life tubing. I built this up with the last of the all metal Campagnolo Chorus 10 groupsets. All Chorus: triple crank (52-40-30), triple front derailleur, medium cage rear derailleur, hub set, ten shifters (pre carbon), titanium seat post, headset and pedals. The bar and stem are Nitto. The fenders are hammered Honjos. The saddle is a titanium Brooks B17. The tires are Conti Grand Prix. The cassette is 12-32: lots of low gearing for those alpine climbs. The water bottle cages are King titanium. The rims are Mavic grey anodized Open Pro 32˚ with DT 14g spokes. This is a sweet machine on all day epic road rides .

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#130 7 months ago
Quoted from reynolds531:

One from my stable: Shamrock Cycles "Fluid Druid”...
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Nice to see one of Tim’s bikes here. He’s coming over next week to do a little work in the shop then play a little pinball.

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#131 6 months ago

Anyone selling a Schwinn Mantaray 1971 or 72.Throwing it out there even if it’s a long shot.

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#132 6 months ago
Quoted from locksmith:

Anyone selling a Schwinn Mantaray 1971 or 72.Throwing it out there even if it’s a long shot. [quoted image]

I would put a wanted ad on The Collectable Antique Bicycle Exchange (CABE). I recall seeing a few there. Prices are usually more reasonable there than anywhere except a lucky barn or shed find.

#133 6 months ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

I would put a wanted ad on The Collectable Antique Bicycle Exchange (CABE). I recall seeing a few there. Prices are usually more reasonable there than anywhere except a lucky barn or shed find.

Thanks

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#134 6 months ago

Here's my PSA on the importance of helmets:

“If you were a professional athlete, you just received a season-ending concussion,” said my neurosurgeon.

On March 9th, I knocked myself out for the second time in my life. The first time was in elementary school when I executed a face plant after launching off a homemade ramp on a push scooter in our driveway. That time I wasn’t wearing a helmet. This time I flew over my handlebars at Oak Street and Oakwood Lane and again broke my fall with my face. This time I split my helmet and had “summer teeth” as in some are in my head, and some are in the street. I got my broken teeth repaired on March 17th, I assume with dental-grade Bondo.

So what caused my latest crash? I don’t remember. I’ve watched enough X-Files to know lost time is 100% due to aliens. On the other hand, I don’t feel probed and I’m not sculpting mashed potatoes, so maybe not aliens. I had just transitioned from a busy street to what seemed like the relative safety of a sidewalk. A good Samaritan found me sitting beside my bike and spoke at me for several minutes before I eventually responded. I wisely accepted his offer for a ride home. I had been on a twenty-mile ride, and wrecked just a couple miles from home. I took a quick shower and set a shard of tooth beside the bathroom mirror in homage to The Fly.

My wife came home from shopping as I was dressing. “Rachael I need you in the bathroom. I crashed my bike and have memory loss,” were my first words to her. So off we went to Sherman Hospital. Sitting in an emergency room for twenty minutes with open wounds didn’t feel particularly safe during Covid. A CT scan that evening showed a mild brain bleed so I had to spend the night being monitored in intensive care with a follow-up scan scheduled for 5AM. I slept maybe an hour that night. The second scan showed the bleeding had resolved. A few hours later the director of the intensive care unit said, “I’ve never done this before, but I’m discharging you directly from the ICU.” Normally a head injury like mine earns three days in the hospital. The consulting neurosurgeon told me to stay off my bike for six to eight weeks. I heard “up to six” and Rachael heard a firm eight weeks.

At discharge we were told that I should minimize my time reading and staring at screens. But while I was lying in the hospital, I went online and researched “safest bike helmet” and ordered a replacement. I found that I cared much less about how it looked versus how it performed in testing. My new brain bucket is sitting on my desk as I write this, eagerly waiting for a first ride in May.

On March 15th we paid a visit to a neurologist in Chicago who said I should gradually reintroduce reading and screen time. Hence this little crash report to test out the old noggin. So, I’m on the mend and thankful for all the well wishes, food, and flowers. A week later, the only thing that still hurt was the road rash on my left knee. Once again, Rachael was a rock in another storm. She deserves every bit of love she receives from family and friends. For those who expressed concern for my bike, I only lost a bit a paint on the handlebars and I gave her a tune-up while I'm healing. So happy spring and remember this if nothing else: Wear a helmet!

#135 6 months ago

Thanks for sharing. I’m a 50yo overweight surgeon. In my younger years, I treated a lot of trauma. Traumatic brain injury is no joke!

I gave up the dream that I somehow would be exempt from injury.
I wear my ugly helmet every time I ride.

#136 6 months ago
Quoted from balt:

Here's my PSA on the importance of helmets:
“If you were a professional athlete, you just received a season-ending concussion,” said my neurosurgeon.
On March 9th, I knocked myself out for the second time in my life. The first time was in elementary school when I executed a face plant after launching off a homemade ramp on a push scooter in our driveway. That time I wasn’t wearing a helmet. This time I flew over my handlebars at Oak Street and Oakwood Lane and again broke my fall with my face. This time I split my helmet and had “summer teeth” as in some are in my head, and some are in the street. I got my broken teeth repaired on March 17th, I assume with dental-grade Bondo.
So what caused my latest crash? I don’t remember. I’ve watched enough X-Files to know lost time is 100% due to aliens. On the other hand, I don’t feel probed and I’m not sculpting mashed potatoes, so maybe not aliens. I had just transitioned from a busy street to what seemed like the relative safety of a sidewalk. A good Samaritan found me sitting beside my bike and spoke at me for several minutes before I eventually responded. I wisely accepted his offer for a ride home. I had been on a twenty-mile ride, and wrecked just a couple miles from home. I took a quick shower and set a shard of tooth beside the bathroom mirror in homage to The Fly.
My wife came home from shopping as I was dressing. “Rachael I need you in the bathroom. I crashed my bike and have memory loss,” were my first words to her. So off we went to Sherman Hospital. Sitting in an emergency room for twenty minutes with open wounds didn’t feel particularly safe during Covid. A CT scan that evening showed a mild brain bleed so I had to spend the night being monitored in intensive care with a follow-up scan scheduled for 5AM. I slept maybe an hour that night. The second scan showed the bleeding had resolved. A few hours later the director of the intensive care unit said, “I’ve never done this before, but I’m discharging you directly from the ICU.” Normally a head injury like mine earns three days in the hospital. The consulting neurosurgeon told me to stay off my bike for six to eight weeks. I heard “up to six” and Rachael heard a firm eight weeks.
At discharge we were told that I should minimize my time reading and staring at screens. But while I was lying in the hospital, I went online and researched “safest bike helmet” and ordered a replacement. I found that I cared much less about how it looked versus how it performed in testing. My new brain bucket is sitting on my desk as I write this, eagerly waiting for a first ride in May.
On March 15th we paid a visit to a neurologist in Chicago who said I should gradually reintroduce reading and screen time. Hence this little crash report to test out the old noggin. So, I’m on the mend and thankful for all the well wishes, food, and flowers. A week later, the only thing that still hurt was the road rash on my left knee. Once again, Rachael was a rock in another storm. She deserves every bit of love she receives from family and friends. For those who expressed concern for my bike, I only lost a bit a paint on the handlebars and I gave her a tune-up while I'm healing. So happy spring and remember this if nothing else: Wear a helmet!

I just bought a new Wavecel helmet...I really like it so far. Take your time getting back on the bike. You aren't going to heal as fast as you did when you were a kid. I know of a couple local crit racers with life changing head injuries. You do not want to stack a second one on top of the first one.

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#137 5 months ago

A couple weeks ago I picked up a cheap single speed to refurbish while I recover from my bike crash. This Schwinn Racer has a steel frame and a coaster brake, like the Roadmaster bike I raced in the Little 500 in '96. It'll be my weekday commuter to and from the train station. What's new: paint, tires, tubes, rim tape, pedals, saddle (used), post clamp, grips, and bar ends. So the bike is no longer really cheap, but I like the way it looks and rides.

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#138 5 months ago

Went to a cool place in NE PA a couple weeks ago. Everything from flat XC highland barren trails to wooded super technical rock features with lots of climbing.

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#139 5 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Went to a cool place in NE PA a couple weeks ago. Everything from flat XC highland barren trails to wooded super technical rock features with lots of climbing.

Looks similar to where I ride.

#140 5 months ago
Quoted from yfz450:

Looks similar to where I ride.

You are up that way...I think. Dick and Nancy Eales nature preserve in Jessup. Its about 5 minutes from my in-laws place.

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#141 3 months ago

My new ride: 16.8 pound fixed gear track bike to ride at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome.

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#142 82 days ago

Not really my type of trails but beautiful scenery.

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#143 82 days ago

More pics.

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#144 82 days ago

This old cabin was on the trail.

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#145 81 days ago

Thought this might be pinball related.

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#146 81 days ago

No bike path but the lighthouse is cool,

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#147 23 days ago

Gotta love the Fall months. Best riding weather of the year.

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#148 23 days ago

That looks like an awesome place to ride!

#149 22 days ago

It is!

Western Montana. It'll be great until the snow flies.

#150 22 days ago

My Yeti SB 130 LR and my wife and her Yeti SB 140.. I haven’t been able to ride as much as I’d like to these days, but I still try to get out on my good days.

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