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  • Park Ridge, IL
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Bike Restoration Professional
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Asking for a friend (I really am asking for a friend). A friend of mine owns an old Schwinn tandem from the 70's that is in need of restoration. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by OLB 0.1 Dec 20, 2017.

Tandem Bike for Sale - $100
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I am selling a Quentin Weekender tandem bike for $100. It's barely been used and has recently been tuned up at Amlings in Niles. The treads and tires have marginal milage on them. Available for pick…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dennis Jul 16, 2016.

2011 Schwinn Paramount Series 5, Anniv Edition, Size M
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This is a well loved Schwinn Paramount Series 5, a 2011 anniversary edition, purchased in 2012. There is cosmetic damage, and the chain has some life. Rides very well. Did me well for 4 road seasons…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Hulburt May 27, 2016.

Various bike parts for sale

I have various bike parts to sell off. They can be picked up for free but I am willing to ship any parts if the buyer pays shipping costs. Shimano 105 5700 10 Speed derailleurs (very loved - some…Continue

Started Feb 6, 2016

 

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Matt Talbert replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"I am planning to ride south to LaBagh Woods tonight. I realize someone mentioned the south end extension, but can someone confirm the paved trail is complete to LaBagh?"
Mar 22
Matt Talbert replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"I rode last night from Howard up to Tower. It was completely clear. Although I did see a few deer with some sharp ended antlers..."
Mar 1
Matt Talbert replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Does anyone know the conditions of the north branch trail? I know the snow has all melted but winter can leave it in ruin."
Feb 27
OLB 0.1 replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Bike Restoration Professional
"Check out Barnard's Schwinn in Oak Park http://barnardsschwinn.com/bikeshop/ They do restorations on vintage Schwinn bikes often. I've never used them for restoration, but they often have examples of bikes they've done in their shop…"
Dec 20, 2017
Matt Talbert posted a discussion

Bike Restoration Professional

Asking for a friend (I really am asking for a friend). A friend of mine owns an old Schwinn tandem from the 70's that is in need of restoration. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone who can do this?See More
Dec 20, 2017
Matt Talbert replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"To put this kindly as possible, I am discouraged to do that. I used to tell fellow cyclists that it is in our best interests to stop at red lights, only to get snarky response or have them tell me the don't give a F. You may…"
Jun 30, 2017
Matt Talbert replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"When I pass someone who I am much faster than, but when I stop at a red light, they blow it off and pass me, only to pass them again. No way to say this without overusing the word "pass.""
Jun 30, 2017
Matt Talbert replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Last night on the CCC ride at Willow and Hibbard, someone in a Porche felt it necessary to charge hard to a red light while passing the group. As is standard on a group ride, I will yell "coming in hot" when there is an…"
Jun 29, 2017
Matt Talbert replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion My KHS Flite 100 was stolen
Sep 2, 2016
Matt Talbert and Meghan Pillow are now friends
Jul 25, 2016
Matt Talbert replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"105 are entry level racing components. Best bang per buck for Shimano groupsets IMO. I have 105 (the 11 speed generation) on my bike that I used for races and group rides. Shifts quite well. Tiagra is fine if you are not racing or a little more than…"
Jul 25, 2016
Matt Talbert and Steve Dennis are now friends
Jul 16, 2016
Steve Dennis replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Tandem Bike for Sale - $100
"i messaged you Matt."
Jul 16, 2016
Matt Talbert posted a discussion

Tandem Bike for Sale - $100

I am selling a Quentin Weekender tandem bike for $100. It's barely been used and has recently been tuned up at Amlings in Niles. The treads and tires have marginal milage on them. Available for pick up in Park Ridge and motivated to sell.See More
Jul 16, 2016
Matt Talbert replied to Posi Bill's discussion Helmet and used parts Drive!
"I believe helmets lose their protective ability after several years, so it might not be safe wear a helmet many years old. Perhaps you can consider a partnership with the Advocate Medical Group? They have programs where they fit people with helmets…"
Jun 22, 2016
Matt Talbert replied to kpnick's discussion Where do you bike with your children? Any tips?
"I like Busse woods near Higgins and Arlington Heights Road. It's closed off from traffic, slow and safe."
Jun 14, 2016

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Hybrid, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town
About me:
I live in Park Ridge and own two rides.

One is a Specialized Sirrus Hybrid, named Enterprise One, the flagship of my small fleet. Enterprise one is my workhorse, used for commuting, joy-rides or running errands. It's also my ride of choice when my wife would like to join me on bike rides.

My other ride is a Schwinn Paramount 5 racing road bike named after Gandolf's horse, Shadowfax. Shadowfax was built for speed, and what I want to use for races one day.

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At 5:22pm on June 8, 2015, Donald P Kingston said…

Matt

Would you take $75. as is ?

I will pick up. I have a 14 yr old nephew starting to grow and I might be able to fix it up for him

Don Kingston

 
 
 

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