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Elwood Gruschow
  • 72, Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Stainless steel chains
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Recently, I bought one of those go-no-go bicycle chain wear checkers.  I tried it on two of my bikes that have obvious worn chains, they failed.  I tried it on two of my other bikes, they also…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schwab Jan 26.

Store Inverted?
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I am looking at different options to store my five bicycles in a condo with no out of the unit storage space. One option is to hang a bike inverted. It has to be inverted to fit between the sprinkler…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Sep 17, 2020.

Bike Share Surplus in China
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Here is a link to an unbelievable set of pictures of bike sharing in China.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Mar 24, 2018.

Free 30lb plywood bike shipping box
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Free; 30 pound plywood bike shipping box. I went on TOSRV twice and another tour where I shipped my bike ahead, toured, and shipped it back. I am offering the crate free to anyone who contacts me by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elwood Gruschow Nov 7, 2017.

 

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Elwood Gruschow replied to Melanie K's discussion The Navy Pier Flyover
"I looked at the numerous comments on the the Navy Pier Flyover and did not see one with this information. February 24, 2021 I rode over the Chicago River on the new bike lane! The entire Flyover is rideable! There are numerous workers working on…"
Feb 25
Mike Schwab replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Stainless steel chains
"When you mount the chains, spray lightly with WD40 to get a light coaring on the outside surface of the chain.  Helps keep water and dirt from sticking.  Don't try to get any of the lube out from the inside."
Jan 26
Dirke replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Stainless steel chains
"https://cyclingtips.com/2019/12/the-best-bicycle-chain-durability-and-efficiency-tested/#most-durable-11-speed TLDR:  As long as you continue to employ your chain checker (and maybe clean your chains more/better), you'll get the most…"
Jan 25
DerferMark replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Stainless steel chains
"Look better and slightly easier to clean but I don't think SS chains give you extra chain life.  But you're right, the cost difference isn't that much.  I generally replace my chains every 3000 mi. or so but results vary."
Jan 25
Elwood Gruschow posted a discussion

Stainless steel chains

Recently, I bought one of those go-no-go bicycle chain wear checkers.  I tried it on two of my bikes that have obvious worn chains, they failed.  I tried it on two of my other bikes, they also failed.   I thought no big deal; it’s a bad gauge.  I tried it on my last bike and a short section of new chain.  They noticeably passed.      So now I am in the market for four new chains.  Previous times, I would buy lower end SRAM.  This time I noticed there are stainless steel chains for just a little…See More
Jan 22
Elwood Gruschow replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Sold! 1972 Colnago Super!
"I am glad it is off the market, I was contemplating visiting my orthopedic surgeon to price getting my frame to fit that frame."
Jan 22
Elwood Gruschow replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Cycling in 2020;  After trying numerous options, I wear a mask that doesn’t fog up my glasses, restrict heavy breathing or pull out my hearing aids. see you on the road"
Oct 2, 2020
Elwood Gruschow replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Cycling in 2020, I can breath hard without foggy my glasses. I can wear it without pulling out my hearing aids. See you on the road.  Elwood"
Oct 2, 2020
ketoguychicago replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Store Inverted?
"Is this for overnight/weekly storage, or for longer term with the 5 bikes? (I'm guessing it's not just for overnight if we're dealing with five of them)   Here's why I bring that up - - -  I'd read that if for…"
Sep 17, 2020
Sharon O replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Store Inverted?
"Thanks for this info. I needed that."
Sep 16, 2020
Dirke replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Store Inverted?
"Elwood,  Remember, Google is your friend.  But I remember having this question once, and at the time, found the question answered by Lennard Zinn.  I'll save you the trouble of a link.  FWIW, I've stored 2 bikes…"
Sep 15, 2020
Elwood Gruschow posted a discussion

Store Inverted?

I am looking at different options to store my five bicycles in a condo with no out of the unit storage space. One option is to hang a bike inverted. It has to be inverted to fit between the sprinkler pipe and the wall. My question is; if I store a bike with hydraulic brakes upside down do I have to worry about brake fluid leakage? One bike is Shimano and another is Magura. I have already considered turning the handlebars each time I hang it.see you on the road,ElwoodSee More
Sep 15, 2020
Elwood Gruschow replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"I second Jim Reho comment about thanks to Yasmeen. Take the forum off the home page.   I was riding the Robert McClory Trail through Waukegan a few years ago.  I saw and started talking with another rider.  He said the…"
Aug 27, 2020
Elwood Gruschow replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I support Black Lives Matter and do not support policemen using unnecessary force or ones that can find their guns but not the ON switch to their body cams.  I also do not support bike thieves and other looters.  I value the opinion of…"
Aug 12, 2020
Elwood Gruschow liked Michele Brougher's event Great Lakes Iron Porcupine 1200k
Aug 4, 2020
Elwood Gruschow replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Lakefront Trail opens at Oak Street after erosion repairs are completed
"This is great news for me.  What are the details about “ including sections south of Fullerton Avenue“?  Can you now bicycle from Ohio street to north of Fullerton on the lake front?  I got a call requesting…"
Jul 28, 2020

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
About me:
We do not own a car. I rent one for trips, but everything else is by bike, walk or CTA

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