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Greg Valent
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  • Chicago, IL
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In search of a new helmet
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Since my recent crash, referred to in another post, did a number on my helmet, I'm in search of a new one. My cracked one is a Catlike Whisper Plus, the best ventilated helmet ever. They are no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Valent Jul 15, 2020.

Hi-performance tricycle
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Since my accident, (2 weeks ago, fractured ribs), several friends(?) have suggested an adult tricycle with a big basket in the back. Well, forget that for now, BUT, as I recall, back in the 1990s,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Valent Jul 12, 2020.

Trainer for 20" Dahon Folder

Seeking info or recommendations for indoor trainer that will take a Dahon with 20" wheels. Not much luck on Google except in the UK. Thank you, GregContinue

Started Dec 4, 2019

 

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Ice Bike ?

Well, it's warming up, so, a little late for this. (Should definitely have FENDERS !)
Feb 23
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Batavia IL, 26 Sept 2020

"Hmm, didn't take depth into account.  The dog is NOT bigger than my bike in the background."
Sep 27, 2020
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Batavia IL, 26 Sept 2020

Near the west end of the Batavia bike/ped bridge over the Fox River.
Sep 27, 2020
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Stronger rider than I am !

Lakefront Trail, just north of Fullerton, 3:00 pm, 30 Aug 2020.
Aug 30, 2020
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Cycle Love

Remember the bicycle wedding photo I posted in August 2015 ? Well, here's a follow-up.
Jul 19, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Thank you everyone who chimed in. Tony and Elwood, I looked at your recommendations and Virginia Tech ratings. This one is on the way ! It's the POC Octal X Spin, the specs say that the microshell extends further down than on the standard…"
Jul 15, 2020
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We had it all...

Bogie and Bacall
Jul 14, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"Daniel, thank you. I guess I'd better clarify. I'm not seriously in the market for a tri, not yet anyway. But, I'm glad I started a discussion on the capabilities of them. Take care, keep on pedalin', and, stay safe. Greg"
Jul 12, 2020
David Barish replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"I suggest speaking with Joe Reichart at Amlings in Niles. They specialize in recumbents and adult trikes are a subset of those. https://amlingscycle.com/collections/recumbent-trikes"
Jul 12, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"No luck with the narrow wheeled trike I described. However, UWM students have come up with a trike where ALL of the wheels lean into a turn.  https://www.wuwm.com/post/uwm-students-are-trying-build-better-recumbent-trike#stream/0"
Jul 11, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Elwood, I see that the Virginia Tech list rates the POC Octal. That's one that was suggested. Thank you for the link. Greg"
Jul 6, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Thank you for the extensive reply. I've had helmets with visors, but always ended up removing them. For road riding my head is usually angled down with my eyes looking up/ahead. The chin guard I've seen in BMX and extreme downhill, Red…"
Jul 5, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Elwood, thank you. I've been looking, online, at the POC helmets that Tony mentioned. They look extremely well vented, which for Summer use rates high for me. REI carries them, but, I don't know if that in the store or only online. They…"
Jul 5, 2020
Greg Valent replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
"Hmmm, a visor, thank you. My cousin wears a standard cycling cap under his helmet, but, I've found that, for me, it just holds too much heat in. Keep on Pedalin', and, stay safe."
Jul 5, 2020
ketoguychicago replied to Greg Valent's discussion In search of a new helmet
" For myself, the odds that I will purchase another bike helmet that doesn't have a chin guard even for daily riding are roughly zero.  And yes, I'm ok (thanks for asking) but not just to protect the years of wearing braces…"
Jul 5, 2020

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Been here. Done that.

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