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Bike Trip June 15th

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Fallen tree on the path!

Went out on the towpath with the family vintage 3-speed collection.

Traveled south near Navarre to within a few miles of the southern terminus. It’s a lovely low-traffic area that feels like an old carriage path – highly recommended!

Ready for a recycling run…

Here’s my decked-out cargo bike. This was my main transportation in 2005-2006. It has an xtracycle rear-end and an electric-assist hub up front. I added the aerobars this spring I also replaced the tyres with some 2.25″ City Hoppers in brown. They provide some nice cushioning over the bumps.

It’s mostly used these days at night on recycling runs. However, once it warms up at night, it’s going camping!

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Bike project: 1971 Schwinn Super Sport

Here’s my latest (and hopefully last for a while) bike project – a 1971 Schwinn Super Sport. These bikes were fillet-brazed by hand. This type of construction is fairly uncommon in modern bikes. You can read more about these bikes here: http://sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html

This bike received a thorough cleaning and greasing. I converted the heavy one-piece Ashtabula crank to a modern 3-piece crank using an insert and sealed bottom bracket. I also upgraded most of the heavy steel groupset with decent vintage suntour parts from a more modern Schwinn bike that was converted to single speed.

It weighs in at 29 pounds as pictured. I find the ride quick, maneuverable, and fairly comfortable. The smooth fillets and bright yellow paint are quite lickably pleasing!

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