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What features do I need in a new bicycle?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago on Saturday.

You all notice this, right?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Sep 26, 2019.

I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Sep 6, 2019.

 

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ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Yep, the back-back thing I'm less of a fan of now versus a few years back  The more weight I can put right on the frame and the less on my spine and, er, saddle, the happier I am and balance better too.  Smoother ride as well. …"
Saturday
Paul Lazzaro replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Lights are a big deal.  In Chicago, if you ride 3-4 seasons, a lot of your riding time is likely to be in the dark.  I use good dynamo lights (B&M) augmented by rechargeable battery-powered headlight, taillight, and helmet lights. I…"
Friday
ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"My first bike was a Schwinn, bought from a guy named.... wait for it.... David!"
Thursday
David Barish replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Yup. It takes us all  back to being  a kid and getting that shiny new bike!"
Wednesday
Brett Miller replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"For commuting, I really like my Topeak Trunk Bag, with the corresponding rear rack, of course. When I have a lot to haul, the expandable rear panniers on either side are very convenient, and its nice to be able to fold them up and zip them in when…"
Wednesday
ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Dav I agree with Dave. (and the new vs. used thing, I actually have 4 bikes acquired used) Mostly I'm just excited when anyone gets a bike that's new to them! "
Wednesday
David Barish replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Lots of good advice has  already  been posted. it really doesn't matter what  works for  me but  what  works for you.  I  agree  with  the  suggestions of  Ortlieb panniers and a…"
Tuesday
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"That's what the parts would cost. $125 for the expertise to set it all up is very good."
Tuesday
dav replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"I ended up getting my current bike repaired at my local bike shop. Here's what their plans are.  Here is a breakdown of the recommended work: Winter Service Special (Complete Tune Up, Cleaning, New parts Installation): $125Chain:…"
Jan 13
Kyle replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"I second most of what Brian said.  If budget conscious consider a used bike.  Years ago I bought a used Trek 7100 hybrid and put thousands of miles on it.  I recently "upgraded" to a 1985 Miyata 210 and am happy with it so…"
Jan 13
Brian S replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"First, riding in Chicago you probably want steel. It absorbs more of the shock of potholes, bumps and such. Having larger tires helps with this too. It can slow you down, but it much more comfortable when riding upright. Getting something that is…"
Jan 13
ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"A new bike!  Did you already get it and are just outfiting it now, or are you spec'ing on out the whole thing?Will you get to transfer some of the accessories off your current bike in the pic, except maybe the fenders and water bottle…"
Jan 12
Filka Bean replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Sounds like you’ve got it pretty well zeroed in! For what it’s worth, I’ve never been sorry for installing a rack and buying Ortlieb pannier bags. No sweat in the summer and they’re totally waterproof."
Jan 12
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What features do I need in a new bicycle?

I commute 8-10 miles a day to and from work in Chicago.I like to sit upright while riding.I'm comfortable being the slowest person in the bike lane 10-14 mph average.People say I carry a lot of weight when I ride.  (i.e. lunch bag, change of clothes, work laptop).Don't know how relevant this is but I work in the Loop so traffic is for real every single morning.See More
Jan 12
dav replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"I've been taking the bus this winter.  It keeps me warm."
Dec 20, 2019
ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"CLP has a point about the congestion, and when people don't do what David described to keep the flow moving, then the congestion increases all the more, motivating people to fast-run yellows, etc. because they still have to get to/from work,…"
Sep 26, 2019

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting
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I like riding.
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