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On functioning of bike share brakes
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Saw this on The Paceline just now:https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=236731The topic is nominally about e-bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Apr 19, 2019.

Is there a linear view setting?

I find it extraordinarily difficult to come back to a busy thread which I've not followed closely. The most recent posts may well not be anywhere near the last page. I'd like to be able to view a…Continue

Started Mar 18, 2019

Shout Out to The Recyclery
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Been meaning to drop off some parts at The Recyclery for awhile, and recently acquired a bike which needed wheels. I finally ran over there today. They were appreciative of the parts donation, and I…Continue

Tags: Recyclery, shop, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Feb 25, 2019.

Is DIVVY busted?
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I know it's been cold, but DIVVY is still the best way (for me, at least) to hop across the Loop between Ogilvie and my office (Dearborn & Adams). Yesterday, I was unable to check out a bike at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer on the lake Feb 2, 2019.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Marcusn's discussion Rte 53 Extension TRAIL POSSIBILITY! - please sign a witness slip
"I don't have anything handy. Maybe poke around the Active Trans site. I'm out of town right now as well, only using my phone, so I'm at a disadvantage."
Feb 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Strava tells me 394 miles in January."
Feb 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi commented on spencewine's group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Possible bike trail in Central Lake County (abandoned Rte 53 extension) https://activetrans.org/blog/support-bill-to-re-envision-route-53-extension   This seems like a good thing. Note the opportunity to fill out a witness slip in the middle of…"
Feb 2
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi joined spencewine's group
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Feb 2
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Marcusn's discussion Rte 53 Extension TRAIL POSSIBILITY! - please sign a witness slip
"Thanks for posting this. Saw it elsewhere and came here to announce the opportunity, but saw that you beat me to it."
Feb 2
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"Also, this (only tangentially related, but still interesting I think, as our local gummints consider how and where to allocate transportation…"
Jan 31
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
""... that is an unmarked turning lane for the trucks." Again, highlighting the need for infrastructure maintenance. I think we naturally tend to think of repainting bike Lanes, but it's also important to keep up with…"
Jan 30
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"Seems germane to the current conversation: Mayors Say Their Cities Are Unsafe for Pedestrians, Cyclists—but Cars Still Rule"
Jan 29
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"I wasn't suggesting that the bike lane along Sheridan and Chicago is perfect, only that it's better than the others in Evanston. I did mention that there are "weird" bits to it where it interacts with other street infrastructure.…"
Jan 27
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"That's kind of the way I see it. Protecting bike riders with cars (increasingly large trucks and SUVs) seems to be the first choice in most locales, especially if there is existing on-street parking. Here in Evanston, the city went on a little…"
Jan 26
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"I'm not sure. In the case of more traditional infrastructure (roads, sewers, etc), it's completely built out (and we likely have as much as we really need other than for incremental increase to deal with slightly increasing population),…"
Jan 22
The Recyclery and Skip Montanaro 14.5mi are now friends
Jan 21
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"While it's an interesting gedanken experiment, I suspect the projects (build vs maintain) would be paid from different pots of money (capital vs expense)."
Jan 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Months After Cyclist Killed In Irving Park, Bike Lane Remains Faded
"Unfortunately, this appears to be a common problem with bike infrastructure. My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) is that -- relatively speaking -- it's not all that difficult to find grant money to fund creation of new bike…"
Jan 16
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Mike Schwab's discussion Stone Free Bridge is now open.
"I just saw that and rushed right over to post it, but you beat me to it. :-) I was unaware of the history. Unfortunately, I think it's often typical that people like Ald. Stone have to age out or die for progress to be made. "
Dec 24, 2019
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Erik Wotring's discussion Wells Street Green Wave
"When the green wave was originally set up, it worked fine for a few weeks, then the individual signals began to drift. A small ruckus was raised and Traffic Engineering (or whoever does this stuff) came out and adjusted all the signals. That worked…"
Dec 18, 2019

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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