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Waxing your bike
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jan 16.

Suburban question: Why are so many cyclists crossing Rt 14 at Dundee Rd in Palatine?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Banasiak Jul 27, 2020.

NY Thinks About Removing Lanes on a Highway Instead of Widening
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Feb 7, 2020.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Brian S's discussion Waxing your bike
"Good idea to make it easier to clean and provide a bit of protection against the elements. Definitely on the frame. Unlikely to be necessary on spokes these days as modern spokes are generally made of stainless steel. "
Jan 16
Jaik S. replied to Brian S's discussion Waxing your bike
"I met a guy from Alaska when I was touring Hawaii, he waxed his chain. I haven't ever tried it but his chain looked immaculate in comparison to my oiled chain. My steel bikes all have framesaver on the inside, and when I see a scratch I tend to…"
Jan 16
Brian S posted a discussion

Waxing your bike

HiI was reading a book about biking that recommended waxing the frame, spokes, and chain in winter to help keep out salt and reduce rust on steel bikes.Have any of you tried this?  Has it helped?I'll admit it sounds appealing but was skeptical because this advice was written by a Californian.BrianSee More
Jan 16
Ralph Banasiak replied to Brian S's discussion Suburban question: Why are so many cyclists crossing Rt 14 at Dundee Rd in Palatine?
"The ramps to and from Route 14 have wide shoulders and feel safe, at least to confident cyclists.  They allow access to Ela Road heading north to Cuba Road.  Some peel off where Long Grove Road t-bones into Ela to ride the Cuba…"
Jul 27, 2020
Greg Yarnik replied to Brian S's discussion Suburban question: Why are so many cyclists crossing Rt 14 at Dundee Rd in Palatine?
"Brian, there is a 3rd road that also crosses at this intersection that was omitted from your comments, that being Ela Road, which is in generally good condition with a wide, well-marked shoulder to stay safe from traffic. It is a prominent…"
Jul 21, 2020
ketoguychicago replied to Brian S's discussion Suburban question: Why are so many cyclists crossing Rt 14 at Dundee Rd in Palatine?
"Brian, I'd suspect at least some of the people you've seen are going to and from Deer Grove for the purposes of riding on bike the trails there.  Indeed lots of folks ride there, me included.  There are quite a few miles of…"
Jul 18, 2020
Brian S posted a discussion

Suburban question: Why are so many cyclists crossing Rt 14 at Dundee Rd in Palatine?

Hi I drive past Dundee Rd on Route 14 in Barrington/Palatine a few times a week.  It's a strange intersection, as Dundee as on/off ramps to get onto 14.  I frequently see cyclists crossing Route 14 which is super dangerous because of the speed.I know Deer Grove Forest Preserve is near by, but is there a common reason why someone would do that?  Do a lot of people bike in Deer Grove?Curious.BrianSee More
Jul 17, 2020
Brian S replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Bike manufacturer to bring the production of Schwinn back to the US
"Yes, they do. They sell at Target and Walmart, among others.  (Of course, they're all sold out of bikes right now!) A friend bought a dept store Schwinn some years back and loved hers. "
Jul 17, 2020

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I bike a lot in chicago
About me:
I especially love old steel, and treasure my red Schwinn.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.planetshwoop.com/

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