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What did you NOT need this Winter?
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I'm sure it will Snow again like opening day but I'm also sure we won't be getting a polar vortex this year.It was a mild Winter and I never had to wear my Balaclava, wear gloves under my gloves,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sabrina Bosch Mar 17.

Found parts
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Found a bunch of new bike parts on the LFT between Diversey and Fullerton around Noon Saturday April 6th.If you can describe them I'll meet you and give them too you.Post here first then I'll give…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernesto Lube Apr 10, 2019.

Bike Lanes
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Going over some old photos and looking at some new threads and saw a couple pics from Detroit that have bike lanes in them or spots for biking?Hard to tell from the pics since I haven't lived there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Feb 15, 2019.

Found U lock

A Kryptonite full size that fell off the bike? The wimpy rubber strap on the holder that attach to your frame was torn No key In Oz park Continue

Started Aug 20, 2018

 

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Sabrina Bosch replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion What did you NOT need this Winter?
"I did not need my electric socks.  They were a present to me not something I bought and I still wore them other times but did not wear them on my bike.  My hands still got cold so I used those handwarmers but they seem wasteful in a way as…"
Mar 17
Mike Zumwalt replied to Tricolor's discussion Lakefront Trail Closure - Lincoln Park area
"There's one (sinkhole) forming at Belmont Harbor Not sure if it's because they combine Asphalt and Concrete or the water somehow forcing it's way over the steel wall and freezing and thawing."
Mar 3
Tricolor replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion What did you NOT need this Winter?
"My skis. I would normally complain for the last three years there was only one weekend where the snow was deep enough at local preserves, but this year there was nothing."
Mar 3
Dan Allison replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion What did you NOT need this Winter?
"it's not that i didn't need it at all, but i only rode my studded tire winter bike about a dozen times this winter. in years past there have been winter seasons where i'm on studs seemingly most of the time. i wish they could all be…"
Mar 3
Chris Hainey replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion What did you NOT need this Winter?
"I'm "grateful" for running on clear pavement with studded tires for most of the winter."
Mar 3
dav replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion What did you NOT need this Winter?
"I'm grateful that I only needed my full cold weather gear twice. Previous winters I'd wear it for weeks at a time.  Did not need to put plastic bags over my feet in my shoes to keep the sub-zero wind out."
Mar 3
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

What did you NOT need this Winter?

I'm sure it will Snow again like opening day but I'm also sure we won't be getting a polar vortex this year.It was a mild Winter and I never had to wear my Balaclava, wear gloves under my gloves, triple layer my socks or use my reflective heat Columbia shirt.Wore Goggles twice during a couple snows but that's about it.See More
Mar 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Tricolor's discussion Lakefront Trail Closure - Lincoln Park area
"They put up concrete barriers along the undamaged bike path and if you head North just past North ave it forces you to go to the path that's destroyed. The paved part along the Zoo and rowing lagoon is horrible at least on 700x25 tires "
Mar 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Lakefront Trail Turned Into ‘Piles Of Asphalt’ In Places After Weekend Storm
"The problem is the morons use asphalt to fill in the concrete and concrete to fill in the asphalt. And if you think that's bad ride up to Montrose. The lake level is up nearly 3 feet. Hopefully the brilliant parks dept will cut down all the…"
Jan 16
David P. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"Will second this. I have four bikes now with generator setups (three Shimano and one SON hub, all some flavor of IQ Cyo headlamp, three with wired taillamps too) and it can't be beat. You have a really good beam pattern and it's always…"
Nov 19, 2019
Anne Alt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"Several years ago I got a new bike with a generator hub and excellent head and tail lights - Busch and Muller Lumotec IQ Premium Cyo and Toplight Line Brake Plus. If these or something comparable might be an option for you, I highly…"
Nov 16, 2019
Mike Muczynaki replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"For something a little less pricey, I like these Reelights.  https://www.reelight.com/collections/all-products/products/rl700-series?variant=35189291473 They're always on, and never need batteries.  Pretty bright for "be…"
Nov 13, 2019
Filka Bean replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"I remember other threads here where helmet-mounted was seen as a problem, but i fully agree re: having the light up and visible to more drivers. And i really appreciate being able to point my light without pointing the whole bike too."
Nov 13, 2019
Mike Zumwalt replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Ditto for today. 7 degrees this morning and a HIGH of 19. I really hope some El Nino comes our way for at least part of this cold season. Hey Yasmeen our Fall color was green leaves being frozen off trees with a Halloween snow and below freezing…"
Nov 12, 2019
Mike Zumwalt replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Nope and nope. 25 degrees in November is ridiculous! But it's also Veterans day so downtown would be less busy.  I was really wanting to wait until January to break out my thermals and Balaclava! I thought we had a deal that Fall would be…"
Nov 11, 2019
Mike Zumwalt replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion Feedback on Habits
"I'll ease through a stop sign  I gesture to so many drivers it's like it's in a cast  I circle if I'm riding fixed or playing Frogger as I cross Mi ave I used to ride no hands before I put a rack on the front and wear a…"
Nov 11, 2019

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike.
About me:
10 years without owning a car.

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At 7:23pm on August 10, 2013, Fran Kondorf said…

Hi Mike-

 Those are pretty much my stompin' grounds as well.

Be glad to pick it up at your convenience.

 -FK

At 9:09am on July 28, 2011, Katie Jo Schuler said…
Oh yeah how's your toe?
 
 
 

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