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I Spy a “Made in Austria’ Sears Bike

I Spy a “Made in Austria’ Sears Bike

Over the weekend we were out and about and spotted this old Sears bike. We looked a little closer and the head-badge read “Made in Austria”.

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Have You Seen These Super Shiny Vintage Schwinns Around Chicago?

Have You Seen These Super Shiny Vintage Schwinns Around Chicago?

If you ever spend any time on the near west side of Chicago around the Humboldt Park neighborhood, you’ve probably seen the mini-bike parades that cruise by in the summer with very shiny vintage Schwinn bikes  ridden by smiling riders waving Puerto Rican flags. These my friends, are the Chicago Cruisers. John Greenfield, of the […]

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Hanging out at the Tour de Fat Chicago

Hanging out at the Tour de Fat Chicago

If you’re not familiar with New Belgium Brewing Company and their fairly well-known Fat Tire  Amber Ale then you might not be familiar with the annual Tour de Fat – their multi-city festival that spreads the love of biking, and of course beer, around the country.  This year 13 lucky cities are being visited by […]

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Bike Review: A 1980’s Murray Monterey Magna

Bike Review: A 1980’s Murray Monterey Magna

I don’t usually write much about inexpensive department store bikes (Kmart, Target, etc)  since besides the price, they don’t have a lot of features worth recommending – they’re not sturdy and generally don’t hold up to any sort of regular, daily riding.  That being said,  I do come across some interesting vintage bikes once in […]

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A Chicago-made Vintage City Bike (Not Schwinn)

A Chicago-made Vintage City Bike (Not Schwinn)

A Vintage Monark-Silver King bike and a little Chicago bike history.

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