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An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
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Everybody here on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Heckman Apr 8.

Rear Axle Shimmy?
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I hit a bump or pothole on my celebratory spring ride this afternoon, and immediately noticed that my rear wheel had significantly more drag, about five miles from home.  Once I had it home,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john eminhizer Mar 14.

Winter 27 x 1 1/4?
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I think I know the answer, but want to ask anyway. Are there any winter specific tires for my vintage Schwinn Suburban, or should I just convert one of my two Suburbans to 700 wheels if I want better…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by notoriousDUG Dec 18, 2013.

Two Wins and a Loss
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Got my wife to bike down to Wrigley Field with me from Oak Park, using the Austin bus to bring the distance into her biking comfort zone. We both used the front of the bus bike racks for the first…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Aug 17, 2013.

 

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Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"I'd done a ten mile ride the day I picked up, so it wasn't a pure first ride.     So far, I am happy with both the similarities and the differences.  Steel frame and 38 mm tires, and it is a little smoother of a ride…"
Apr 8
Nick G replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Looks nice, Tim!  What do you think of it so far in comparison to your Suburban?  That's a nice long first ride :) Also - a cable lock?  Eek, I would definitely use at least a u-lock on a brand new bike!"
Apr 8
Nançois 8.5 replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Are you trying to tell us that the new bike turned your whole world upside down? Groovy."
Apr 8
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"I left Oak Park at about 8 am on Sunday. This picture was taken in Lockport at 11."
Apr 7
OLB 0.1 replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"So, how did it go? Pictures? "
Apr 7
Tim Heckman replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"As a former Iowan, getting smart ass responses to legitimate questions is normal behavior. No culture shock there..."
Apr 3
Mike Schwab replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
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Mar 30
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"I picked the black. I'm really not a fan of that green. Now just waiting in gleeful anticipation, and planning an epic break-in ride for next weekend."
Mar 30
Tricolor replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Black or green?  I'm a bit miffed Surly didn't have a more interesting color for the LHT frame than gray."
Mar 30
OLB 0.1 replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Solid choice. It should hold up well for your intended use and give you flexibility. "
Mar 30
Jeff Schneider replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"I don't think you can go wrong with that one. "
Mar 29
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Pulled the trigger today on a Cross Check from my LBS. It should be in my hands on Wednesday."
Mar 29
Tim Heckman replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Really nice day. Had to take a half day off work to get my physical, and managed a total of sixty miles for the day."
Mar 26
Tim Heckman replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Just Moved From Iowa
"Kris, I grew up in Van Meter, Dexter, and a farm outside Osceola. I've been here since '91 and no serious issues yet. Just start small, and you comfort level will increase. Feel free to friend me and contact me directly if you want to talk…"
Mar 19
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Serial number indicates it is an '85 Traveler, with a  4130 CroMo frame (and a sticker that says the frame was made in the United States).  It fits my wife, not me, but I was pleased to find it."
Mar 18
notoriousDUG replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Yep, that bike is superior in every possible way. "
Mar 18

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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