Classic Bike Cruise

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PghDragonMan
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Got home from the Montour out on the South Side. There was a Classic Car Cruise over at Al’s Cafe and that got me thinking . . .

Has anyone ever done a Classic Bike Cruise? How many of us still have usable bikes from the 1980’s, 1970’s and earlier that we still ride? It’d be kinda neat to put a cruise together.


edmonds59
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I agree. I have several old/faux old dogs that need to be run out. There used to be some people trying to put such a thing together, Rat Rod Bikes or some such? I’ll look it up. Also was a guy on the board, Race Doug, or something, maybe? You out there?


Anonymous #

Usable? All my bikes are that old and will be ridden long after I am dead. I think a classic bike cruise would be a GREAT idea! Lots of fun. I think it should be in front of a cool bar that caters to cyclists or maybe Taza in Highland Park. Somewhere they are cool to cyclists. I work all hours and have no set schedule at work, as well as not knowing my schedule more than a week out. I would go if I knew where it was and I was off work. Great idea!


steve k
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I am extremely glad that all of my bikes have bars with a 31.8 bar clamp, threadless steerers, rims with machined brake trakes or discs, and 2 piece cranksets.

This ride would sketch me out.


StuInMcCandless
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Given that the average age of my bikes is about 30, I’d be in for this.


edmonds59
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So there was this from 2 summers ago,

http://bike-pgh.org/bbpress/topic/rat-rod-bike-ride

I don’t think anything much happened after that. It would be a good bikefest event. What we have now that we didn’t have then is Bicycle Heaven, it would be cool to have a ride starting/ending out of there.


PghDragonMan
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I’m likin’ the response here! Bicycle Haven would be a great start. I’ve been lookin’ for an excuse to go visit it.


racedoug
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Hey guys. Yes we have Rat Rod/classic bike rides. We try to have one about once a month. The last ride we had we rode the trail from Milville to Bicycle Heaven. I will post more tonight after work.


edmonds59
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Hey Racedoug how have you been? Look forward to hearing about this.


cburch
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you should put this on the bikefest calendar.


orionz06
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Bike cruise or bike park?


edmonds59
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Cruise, for sure. If you don’t ride it, it’s not a bike.


Anonymous #

Never been to Bikehaven, so that would be great for me as well. Sounds like fun.


racedoug
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Hi guys, we have not had a ride for a bit, its just been hard to get a time when everyone’s schedule has worked out, we all know how that is. I will hit up the rest of the Rat Rod guys and see if we can set something up for bike fest. In the meantime here is a link to the thread on our last ride with pics.

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=53526&start=15

Edmonds59, I’ve been doing good, thanks. I’ve been super busy but always take the time to at least lurk the boards…lol.


edmonds59
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All this talk of new bikes elsewhere, I got a new bike too! Picked up a 1966 Robin Hood 3 speed. Turned it into a “path racer” type setup. I decided I needed a path racer. Rides nicely. Some cream colored tyres and it will be ballin.

I guess my idea of new is like, 46 years old.


Marko82
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@edmoonds, nice ride! At this pace you should be in the ‘70s in no time.

(+1 gummies – but ditch the Schrader tubes)


edmonds59
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Thx. Actually I think I’m gradually working my way back to the 1800’s, but I’m not sure how I would transport a 52″ high wheeler.


Marko82
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*…but I’m not sure how I would transport a 52″ high wheeler*

With a horse, of course.

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