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Mike Schwab replied to Daniel Villarreal's discussion Skydiving?
"https://skydivechicago.com/ is in Ottowa, IL, so a practice bicycle camping trip to Starved Rock State Park would work.  Unfortunately, they are usually full Fri / Sat."
Jun 13
Jim Reho replied to Mike Schwab's discussion WGN bicycle history / Chicago
"Enjoyable! I wish Schwinn had survived. They made at least two fatal mistakes: thinking that no one would care about the weight of bicycles and sneering at the concept of mountain bikes. "
Apr 21
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Mar 12
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
Mike Schwab replied to Yasmeen's discussion Neck Gaitors Not Good Protection Against COVID-19
"https://slate.com/technology/2020/08/gaiter-study-flawed.html Problems with that study.  Gaiters are just fine."
Aug 12, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to Jane's discussion Need help, they want to remove bike parking at work!
"Put a note on every bicycle, telling them that their bicycle parking might be removed.  Suggest they ask their supervisor if they get to bring their bicycle into their office, or do they get a company car, company paid parking at work, company…"
Aug 6, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to Jane's discussion Need help, they want to remove bike parking at work!
Aug 5, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to spencewine's discussion how to pull a bicycle with a bicycle - need advice
"If you have a rack on the back of your bicycle, use a bungie cord to attach the front wheel to the side of the rack.  Just the frame won't give you enough clearance or support behind the axle."
Jul 28, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Police Took Dozens Of Bikes From Columbus Statue Protesters.
"Police are responsible for any vehicle or property they seize.  If they can't find them, sue them for the value of the bicycle.  https://home.chicagopolice.org/information/police-records-procedures/notice-to-owners-of-property/"
Jul 28, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to Greg Valent's discussion Hi-performance tricycle
"You can get those fairly cheap.  But the high performance trikes tend to have two front wheels and you sit down very low to the ground."
Jun 20, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"The real cause of high crime rates?  Lead. It was banned it because harmful effects on the individual were discovered.  https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/02/an-updated-lead-crime-roundup-for-2018/"
Jun 9, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"https://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1268917324498833412?s=20 Black Lives Matter Plaza on 16th St Near Pennsylvania Ave, DC."
Jun 5, 2020
Mike Schwab replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"https://twhttps://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1268917https://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1268917324498833412?s=20 324498833412?s=20itter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1268917324498833412?s=20"
Jun 5, 2020
Mike Schwab posted a discussion

New book about bicycling in Chicago.

OK. It is fiction about bicycling in Chicago. And a new chapter of Spike Bike in print only.https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Spike-Bike-30th-Anniversary/dp/1798674149See More
Jun 2, 2020

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What I ride:
Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bicycling news from Chicago.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://twitter.com/maschwab63

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