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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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We Have a New Bike! Welcome the Yuba Mundo!

We Have a New Bike! Welcome the Yuba Mundo!

We weren’t really planning on buying another bike, but we have been trying to figure out how we were going to continue to ride everywhere we want as a family. With Little Ding riding his own bike instead of being towed in the bike trailer, we’ve been enjoying family rides in which we all ride […]

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Bike Review: Pashley Princess Sovereign & Roadster Sovereign

Bike Review: Pashley Princess Sovereign & Roadster Sovereign

Recently I had a chance to make a trip up to Logan Square and pay a visit to the folks at Boulevard Bikes – a great neighborhood bike shop right on the circle. Along with the Surlys, Bianchis, Manhattan Greens and other bikes, they are also the exclusive (I believe?) Chicago dealer for Pashley – […]

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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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Bike Review: Gary Fisher Simple City

Bike Review: Gary Fisher Simple City

Last Sunday, at the Women Who Bike brunch, I had the opportunity to see Megan again and get a few pictures of her great city bike – a Gary Fisher Simple City. I remembered her bike from previous brunches and was hoping I’d run into her or another one of our brunch mates who also […]

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Bike Review: Gazelle Toer Populair

Bike Review: Gazelle Toer Populair

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had the opportunity to take one of the Gazelle Toer Populairs out for at spin while Vince at the Dutch Bike Company swapped out the studded tires on my Oma. They sell a couple of different Gazelle models, but this one is my favorite.  As you can see […]

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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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