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Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
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I noticed this on Grist this morning:Coronavirus has caused a bicycling boom in New York…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Apr 13, 2020.

NY Times: A Grandmother. A Doctor. A 10-Year-Old Boy: N.Y. Traffic Deaths Rise
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https://nyti.ms/3aGtOdProbably nothing we don't already understand from our own experience... From the article:In an effort to identify patterns, The New York…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Mar 19, 2020.

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

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David S. Kato's discussion 8-speed, anyone?
"Sorry to tease. In my experience, it's difficult to find those levers with hoods in decent shape, and to the best of my knowledge there are no reproduction hoods available. Shimano has always had a tendency to make subtle, incompatible, changes…"
Jan 23
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David S. Kato's discussion 8-speed, anyone?
"I have a set of aero levers, but they are part of a DA 7400 group destined for a build. Can't help with 8-speed shifters. If you don't get any hits here, you might check with the C&V forum over on bikeforums.net. There is an active…"
Jan 22
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Brian S's discussion Waxing your bike
"Good idea to make it easier to clean and provide a bit of protection against the elements. Definitely on the frame. Unlikely to be necessary on spokes these days as modern spokes are generally made of stainless steel. "
Jan 16
Jaik S. and Skip Montanaro 14.5mi are now friends
Jan 14
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"799.1 miles in July, 2867 YTD, all outside. (Can't find my Strava YTD number, though summing its monthly values I get 3293. That site confuses me at times.)"
Jul 31, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Anything like these NYC bike protests going on in Chicago?"
Jul 2, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Thanks, Sean. Actually, I am a dope-o-rama. Not sure why I didn't think to check Ride With GPS.  Here are two routes from that site: Chicago Perimeter Ride (87 miles) Chicago Perimeter Ride (112 miles) I'm sure there must be plenty…"
Jul 2, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Thanks. For others interested in the idea, start here: https://thechainlink.org/forum/topics/how-far-you-ve-ridden-in-2018?page=5 and page forward. I'm not sure how many LPs Curt(is) used to map his ride, but carrying all of them had to weigh…"
Jul 2, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Is it mostly on streets or on bike paths? Got a few wants or a Google Maps route? Just enough bits for me to puce something together would be great. Thx..."
Jul 2, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Got a route for a perimeter ride?"
Jul 1, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"679 miles in June, 2492 miles ytd (according to Strava) or 2068 (according to my running addition, not sure where the discrepancy is). My nearly 40yo Zefal HP pump gave up the ghost Sunday, so I've stayed closer to home the past couple days.…"
Jun 30, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"I can only dream of riding that far."
Jun 30, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Your logic makes sense, but I'm not sure I want large numbers of inexperienced swimmers in the lake without lifeguards on duty."
Jun 26, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to John Greenfield's discussion Updated: LFT is closed between North and Grand -- here's a detour map
"Checked things out this morning, ride from Ardmore to North Avenue. Someone needs to remind the mayor and Chicago Park District that people are going to need access to facilities. It's not like there's a lot of privacy to just "go in…"
Jun 23, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Mostly sanity management for me. It's nice to think you can control some aspect of your life. Aside from walking, cycling is my only exercise (pre-pandemic as well)."
Jun 1, 2020
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"412 miles in May, 1389 miles ytd."
May 31, 2020

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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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