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April 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Product Review: Showers Pass Short-Sleeve Bamboo-Marino Henley

Quite a few of the Chainlink ambassadors and racers really appreciate Showers Pass jackets and waterproof pants for riding in inclement Chicago weather. So it’s no surprise when we were offered a new performance shirt to review, we had lots of volunteers. Leah and Zach both received a Showers Pass short-sleeve Henley made of a combination of bamboo and merino wool to test and review for The…

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Added by The Chainlink on April 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bike Safety: Get Lit!

Get Lit - Front and Tail Lights

Next to a helmet, lights are the alpha and the omega for safe riding. I always have a front and rear blinky with me, no matter when and where I ride - better safe than sorry! As I…

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Added by Yasmeen on April 13, 2017 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Race Report: Barry-Roubaix "Killer Gravel Road Race"

Photo by Rob Meendering Photography

This "Killer" race lived up to its name with cold rainy and road conditions described as "peanut butter" or "oatmeal". Leah Barry and Zach Schneider, both racing for The Chainlink, race Barry-Roubaix for the first time and report back on what it's like to race in some of the worst…

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Added by Yasmeen on April 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Local Bike Shop: Tailwind Cycles in Albany Park

By Yasmeen Schuller

If you ever shopped at Iron Cycles in Albany Park, you probably met Steven Blum and Ben Fietz. Their friendly, helpful reputation is well-known in the cycling community and the neighborhood for bikes, bike repairs, and bike fit. After the Iron Cycles location on Montrose…

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Added by Yasmeen on April 6, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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