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Steve Fiete
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HUB312 (FKA McDonald's Cycle Center) closing
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They just notified members that they will close at the end of September. :(I have been riding in all summer, and while traffic picked up some it is no where close to what it was pre-pandemic. At most…Continue

Tags: commuting

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Sep 20.

Rivendell Clem L Frame 64 cm and Velo Orange Crank

I bought the frame last year, but have decided to build up a bike with and IGH and belt drive instead. I am willing to sell the Frame, which has never been used and is still wrapped up for what I…Continue

Started Oct 10, 2021

McDonald's Cycle Center has re-opened
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For the first time since 2019 I rode in to work today. I missed the bike commute. Now that there is a secure place to park my bike and shower I will be riding in as much as the weather permits.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Fiete Aug 2, 2021.

Pedestrian Incident
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Today at about 6 pm I was riding on Randolph between Wabash ans State and there was a man on the ground right by the curb not moving and two bicycle patrol cops standing over him waiting for an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Schick Feb 10, 2019.

 

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David Barish replied to Steve Fiete's discussion HUB312 (FKA McDonald's Cycle Center) closing
"Years ago I would  use the facility on a daily rate basis. On  days when I needed a shower I would pay the fee. I did not park my bike there. I once used it during the jazz fest when  my wife and I rode there, showered, changed into…"
Sep 20
John Greenfield replied to Steve Fiete's discussion HUB312 (FKA McDonald's Cycle Center) closing
Sep 20
Steve Fiete posted a discussion

HUB312 (FKA McDonald's Cycle Center) closing

They just notified members that they will close at the end of September. :(I have been riding in all summer, and while traffic picked up some it is no where close to what it was pre-pandemic. At most 10% of the lockers appear to be in use, and there used to be a waiting list to get a locker.It's hard to accept that there may no longer be enough of a bike to work culture to support services such as this.See More
Sep 2
Marc A. Irwin and Steve Fiete are now friends
Jul 14
Steve Fiete commented on Marc A. Irwin's event Riv Ride SW Michigan
"I am looking forward to participating. What will the pace be? I will bring either my Homer or my Clem depending on the pace."
Jul 13
Steve Fiete might attend Marc A. Irwin's event

Riv Ride SW Michigan at Kal-Haven Trail

July 16, 2022 from 10am to 3pm
A chance for Rivendell owners to get together for a social ride on the Kal-Haven trail in SW Michigan.  We'll meet at 10AM at the Kal-Haven trailhead in Kalamazoo, ride to the halfway point in Bloomingdale to take a break in their city park, return and have lunch at the Latitude 42 Brew Pub.  A chance to meet others, talk about and ogle each others unique builds.See More
Jul 4
Steve Fiete posted a discussion

Rivendell Clem L Frame 64 cm and Velo Orange Crank

I bought the frame last year, but have decided to build up a bike with and IGH and belt drive instead. I am willing to sell the Frame, which has never been used and is still wrapped up for what I paid for it - $900. Also I have a a never used Velo Orange crankset for $150. Both these items are very elegant and are almost always out of stock.https://www.rivbike.com/products/frame-clem-l-2020…See More
Oct 10, 2021
Steve Fiete replied to Steve Fiete's discussion McDonald's Cycle Center has re-opened
"It is under new management. You can get a day pass. https://www.hub312.com/membership/ The annual membership includes a locker. I don't know what they will do when all of the lockers are taken and they have people who want annual memberships.…"
Aug 2, 2021
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Steve Fiete's discussion McDonald's Cycle Center has re-opened
"Nice. While I no longer commute to work, it's also a good place for people riding their bikes into the Loop on an occasional basis I think. At least it used to be. I don't know what their storage/membership constraints are anymore.…"
Aug 2, 2021
Steve Fiete posted a discussion

McDonald's Cycle Center has re-opened

For the first time since 2019 I rode in to work today. I missed the bike commute. Now that there is a secure place to park my bike and shower I will be riding in as much as the weather permits.
Aug 2, 2021
Steve Fiete replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"I think lights are underrated.  A study on cyclists in Denmark shows incidents of injury a 19% less frequent for cyclists who always use a light.  This was a designed study, not an observational study.  Mostly we see the latter…"
Nov 8, 2019
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Do You Lurk on The Chainlink? Now's Your Time to Speak Up
"I regularly read CL, and I think it is a valuable part of the local cycling community.  Bike related media coverage is consolidated, notificaitons of public meetings on transit is posted here, and commentary is generally interesting.  As…"
Nov 7, 2019
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"+1"
Jun 19, 2019
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Wow. I can't believe they would allow any kind of vehicle on the road that could result in injury or even death. What are they thinking!?"
Jun 13, 2019
Steve Fiete replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"Thank you for sharing this aLex.  Cycling in this city is often stressful and I have to admit I have reacted to high stress moments in ways that I am not proud of at times.   i think your story illustrates how nothing is accomplished,…"
Jun 13, 2019
Steve Fiete replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"If you are looking for trend data then you may find this report from the League of American Bicyclists interesting: https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/Where_We_Ride_2017_KM_0.pdf "Big increases" in commuting by bicycle is…"
Jun 11, 2019

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Discussion forums, cycling related news.
My first bike:
Lotus Eclair

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