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vintage road bikes

for those who dig the vibe of the road bikes of the 70's 80's and early 90's with all their downtube shifting glory.

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Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2021

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Something for later in the year

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Comment by Jaik S. on January 12, 2021 at 3:00pm
Comment by Don Pollack on April 6, 2013 at 6:16pm

Great ride today on a my '79 Colnaga and Italian wool jersey and oh yeah, a guy in Kenilworth in a black Maserati waits for me to cross. Nice!

Comment by Ben Gray on March 28, 2013 at 2:13pm

Hey Everybody, glad to see this group is here. I love some old steel. Currently getting around on an '85 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe and go out for fast rides on an '88 Trek 360. Any rides coming up?

Comment by MikeyMike on March 20, 2013 at 12:46am

Hey all, new here, I picked up a 5 Speed '70 Schwinn Collegiate cruiser a few weeks ago. after tinkering around with it im finally happy how its turned out. Not totally sure it classifies as a "road bike" but im pretty new to the bike scene here in Chicago.  I happened to pick it up at Working Bikes on Western Ave. They have a good selection of vintage bikes.  Ill be sure to drop a pic on here soon

Comment by Don Pollack on March 19, 2013 at 11:57pm

Thanks Bob! nice ride!

Comment by Bob on March 18, 2013 at 7:41pm

Nice to have you here, Don.  I recently picked up a '74 Colnago...  See you on a ride some time...


Comment by Don Pollack on March 18, 2013 at 7:39pm
Also... Check out Buchephalus bike shop in Evanston to tune up old school steel bikes. He is a small shop with a super service... Perfect 5,star rating in every encounter.... Check the web ratings too!
Comment by Don Pollack on March 18, 2013 at 7:34pm
Nice group to join!.... got a 1979 Colnago Mexico, and a great comfy Brooks Pro saddle. Steel was and is real!
Comment by Bob on October 9, 2012 at 7:50pm

Time: October 20, 2012 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Foster Beach House
Street: Foster
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: social
Organized By: Bob
Latest Activity: 1 second ago


Anyone up for a vintage lightweight lake front ride?  We've done a few of these in the past, and it's been a great way for vintage road bike enthusiasts to ogle some nice bikes and take a social ride on the lake front.  

Folks can ride to the bottom of the LFP and back (or shorter distance, if desired) and then meet up at Moody's Pub for a burger and a beer. 

All types of bikes are welcome, but an appreciation of vintage racing bikes is a plus.  Ride at your own speed (and risk!), and choose your distance.  The full route would be about 34 miles roundtrip, I believe. 

Comment by Omar Lopez on July 23, 2012 at 10:37am


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