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Tim Heckman
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  • Oak Park, IL
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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 Matt M. 18.5KM Jul 11.

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 JAYMO Apr 20.

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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Latest Activity

Tim Heckman replied to Jackie Weiser's discussion Biking to Paw Paw Woods Nature Preserve
"I ride from Oak Park to Willow Springs often, and Jared's route is recommended."
yesterday
Tim Heckman replied to Mollie's discussion Anyone familiar with Wrightwood going east from Narragansett to California?
"I've taken it during several evenings between Naragansett and Long, and that section has always been quiet."
Wednesday
Tim Heckman replied to Jackie Weiser's discussion Illinois & Michigan Canal - Bridgeport Access Point?
"B.C. My route from Oak Park to the trailhead is further up in the discussion-- this is one of my favorite trips. From Riverside, I use Burlington or Brookfield Avenue along the BNSF tracks, and head south on East Avenue. Continue south for about…"
Jul 22
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"Wow. "
Jul 11
notoriousDUG replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"Checked out or not 3000 miles of riding without service and that is going to happen. "
Jul 11
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"I tried to add a picture, but it didn't take. Garage sale bike, bone dry back wheel. I thought I had someone check it out 3000 miles ago. I had caused visible wear on the cone from riding it dry."
Jul 10
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"Cartridge bearings?  If they get loose the retainers spread and rip apart everything and also loosen up your hub."
Jul 10
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"This time it wasn't a broken axle..."
Jul 10
notoriousDUG replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"Converting to a 700 is not going to solve the issue with breaking axles.  For that you will need to switch to a cassette style hub from a freewheel hub. However, if you are breaking axles that much it may be time to seriously rethink how you…"
Jul 4
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Rear Axle Shimmy?
"Well, it's a combination of my riding style, and outdated wheel technology. Busted axle number three yesterday. I think a Suburban will get converted to 700 wheels after the summer is over."
Jul 3
Tim Heckman shared Marion's discussion on Facebook
Jul 2
Tim Heckman replied to Tommy H.'s discussion GLAP: 100 Miles on the I&M Canal
"I've done an S24O from Oak Park to Channahon State Park, completely by bicycle, on a Schwinn Suburban with rear baskets.  I wouldn't do it the same way today, but it can certainly be completed with just about any setup you care to…"
Jun 25
Tim Heckman replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Any Local Bike Blogs We're Missing Here?
Jun 19
Tim Heckman replied to Ashley Davis's discussion Vintage Green Schwinn
"Pretty! I'm unfortunately at my quota for vintage Schwinns. I hope it finds a good home!"
Jun 10
Tim Heckman replied to Gopher Biker's discussion Another hit and run death - so sad.
Jun 5
Tim Heckman replied to bob hsiung's discussion How far you've ridden in 2014
"I'm up to 1350, which is slightly ahead of last year."
May 15

Profile Information

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

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