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Nexus Service
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I have a Nexus 7 hub, about ten years old.  It's functional, but I think it would benefit from a lube.  And if there's anything worn, I'd want to replace the guts.  Is there a shop in the Chicago…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by djm Mar 5.

Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
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I've seen many comments on social media lately by people who've stopped riding bikes on the streets.  Here's an article by someone in SoCal who made that decision:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Nov 16, 2019.

Dockless Bikeshare May Not Be the Wave of the Future
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Oct 17, 2017.

 

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Paul Lazzaro replied to curt(is) locke's discussion boom & bust cycle
"In the 1970's, it was common for lots of normal (i.e., non-athletic) people (like me) to use bikes for touring and transportation.  The attitude of the public in general seemed supportive.  Practically everyone I met while touring was…"
Saturday
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How do you leave east side 606?
"You have to take Cortland across Ashland.  That is one shitty intersection.  But once across that, Cortland is OK."
Apr 24
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion John Forester, The Father of Vehicular Cycling Has Passed Away
"No country in the world puts bike lanes on every street.  They're only necessary when the vehicle traffic is heavy or fast.  On most streets, bike riders have to mix it up with vehicles.  It's a better, safer, experience for…"
Apr 24
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
"Selle Anatomica saddle.  It's got a super long nose and a huge cutout.  Nothing is more comfortable.  Thieves don't seem to want it like they do Brooks."
Apr 21
Paul Lazzaro replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"I've been using the bike to shop at grocery stores in the city that don't have a lot of car parking.  They're better stocked, suffering less from SUV-driving hoarders.  And riding is therapeutic.  But the reduced car…"
Mar 19
djm replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Nexus Service
"Green Machine Cycles"
Mar 5
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…"
Jan 17
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"When it's cold enough to require a balaclava, I need goggles to prevent my glasses from fogging.  I use OTG (over the glasses) ski goggles - the cheap kind - untinted (since I am often riding in the dark in winter)."
Dec 11, 2019
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"Yeah, it freaks me to have such thoughts with such careless selfish cagers. I'm thankful I didn't take any further actions other than knocking on their window to give them the bird and just keep rolling leaving them in the gridlock they…"
Nov 16, 2019
TonyP replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I had a an SOB swipe me with his side view mirror. I chased him to a stop sign and then a stop light, and he pulled away both times before I could catch up to him, before I lost him. I'm happy that I didn't catch him tho because…"
Nov 16, 2019
Patricia Unsinn replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I have no intention of giving up riding on the street but the hostility of some drivers to bicyclists is frightening. This morning I was riding southbound on Lake Park approaching Hyde Park Blvd. This is a divided street with two lanes in each…"
Nov 16, 2019
Anne Alt replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I have no intention of giving up transportation cycling. I had a very pleasant ride this morning through Beverly and Morgan Park, not seeing many moving cars except when crossing major streets."
Nov 16, 2019
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"Are we the last of the cycling ninja's?"
Nov 15, 2019
mike w. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"i prefer to call it "ghettoisation." Tremulous riders stoking fear of the streets,  automobile culture demanding more and more speedways, and societal marginalisation of anyone who does not drive are all working together to create a…"
Nov 15, 2019
David P. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"You took the lane on the 5, right??"
Nov 15, 2019
Paul Lazzaro replied to Jim Reho's discussion Cyclist Killed: Carla Aiello, 37, of Norwood Park Hit By Turning Truck Driver. Prev. Subject: Keeping a proper lookout
"Although some incidents can be avoided by taking care to stay behind, rather than to the right of trucks, they can always pass you and make a quick right hook on top of you.  Approaching intersections, I try to take the lane to discourage this,…"
Nov 7, 2019

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Articles by Brett Ratner
My first bike:
LeMond

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