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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.

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

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.

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.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Do You Lurk on The Chainlink? Now's Your Time to Speak Up
"Not sure I even qualify as a lurker anymore since my retirement, but I do see thread headlines in my RSS reader. I appreciate The Chainlink and still wear my (short sleeve) jersey when the weather is warm enough. LMK if I can drop some coins in a…"
Oct 29
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Kenneth C. Goetz's discussion Bike Repair Stand Locations
"Up here in Evanston, I'm aware of a station in front of First Bank & Trust (now Byline Bank) at Church and Benson. There are also a couple on the Northwestern campus."
Oct 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"Here's another interesting (to me) article, this time in Deadspin. Again, it focuses on NYC, but I think the parallels with Chicago are pretty strong. Another Dead Cyclist in the City A few particular points I thought worth…"
Jul 7
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"Whatever you come up with, I think Mayor Lightfoot would be wise to pay attention to what's going on in NYC: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/nyregion/nyc-bicycling-deaths.html It seems a combination of more bike riders and an increase…"
Jul 3
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to huxo's discussion What if bike maps looked like subway maps?
"Pretty damn awesome."
Jun 22
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Navy Pier Flyover Closure Notice: 6/24-6/27
"I'm just happy to have some notice. I rode through there yesterday and saw nothing about an impending closure (which seems typical, given the lack of notice of various detours during the trail separation project). On the way to work yesterday,…"
Jun 22
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"Getting from the end of LFT to the SouthWorks area via South Shore Drive and South Lake Shore Drive is straightforward. You more-or-less follow the path through Calumet Park, exiting the park on E. 190th. Despite appearances to the contrary, the…"
Jun 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Path Will Link Edgewater to Joliet, and Nearly All of It Is Off-Road
"Not sure. If you bring up a Google Map centered on Burnham, IL with bike routes…"
Jun 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"There are multiple apps aren't there? I use an app called Transit, not the DIVVY app. It can display multiple modalities: Metra and L, CTA buses and DIVVY. (It might also have some Uber/Lyft connectivity, but I don't use either service.)…"
Jun 14
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"I do not use a camera. I've been doored a few times. Not sure it would help there. On the near misses where it might help, most of the time I simply don't care to let the incident continue to gnaw at me, which I think collating the video…"
May 23
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"I started using DIVVY while recovering from my crash in 2017. Once I could pedal, it was just a whole lot easier on my healing leg to turn a crank than to walk or use crutches. One day, I get to Evanston Davis Street Metra, hobble over to the DIVVY…"
May 10
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"Interesting @Argonne69. Sort of a cross between docked and dockless bikes? (I presume you couldn't just park it unlocked.)"
May 8
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"Piggybacking on a not-quite-current DIVVY thread... I've been trying to sneak out for a few minutes at lunch. I work at Dearborn and Adams, so have a couple racks right nearby. Monday and today, when I returned, I found every rack nearby full…"
May 8
V W replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On functioning of bike share brakes
Apr 19
Len Krietz replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On functioning of bike share brakes
Apr 18
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

On functioning of bike share brakes

Saw this on The Paceline just now:https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=236731The topic is nominally about e-bike systems, but applies (I think) to non-assist systems like DIVVY as well. The saving grace might only be that speeds are lower.Moral of the story: If you get a DIVVY bike with grabby brake, dock it and hit the wrench button.See More
Apr 18

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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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