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speeding surge
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gage B. May 18.

boom & bust cycle
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago May 23.

Craigslist disconnect
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As an avid craigslist follower (just window shopping, really!), I have found that the listings for used bikes have seemingly NO awareness of the current economic "displacement" occurring.  It is as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago on Sunday.

"Messenger" Exhibition Opening Friday 1/10/2020
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curt(is) locke replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Last spring I would have said my goal was either a Lake Michigan Circle Tour or a coast-to-coast ride.  Inconceivable now. However, on Saturday, May 23rd, my wife and I went on a gentle roll around Washington Park, the Midway Plaisance, and…"
Sunday
ketoguychicago replied to curt(is) locke's discussion Craigslist disconnect
"https://chicago.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia There were a few new listings this week.  It will be interesting to see what the warm weather brings out both in terms of demand, and people hoping to "sell into the season" as…"
Sunday
ketoguychicago replied to curt(is) locke's discussion boom & bust cycle
"Sure thing.   And while this is NPR (I'd heard it live last Saturday or Sunday) and we can debate how in depth or accurate NPR really is, however by their reckoning "About 90% of bikes and their parts are made…"
May 23
curt(is) locke replied to curt(is) locke's discussion boom & bust cycle
"Would you like to provide some in-depth empirical analysis to support your thesis?"
May 23
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Thinking about buying a bike? Anticipate a long wait
"So -- Buy Used."
May 23
ketoguychicago replied to curt(is) locke's discussion boom & bust cycle
"Boom times are fun, although as I just mentioned in another thread, we really have a supply side problem at the moment. "
May 23
Paul Lazzaro replied to curt(is) locke's discussion boom & bust cycle
"In the 1970's, it was common for lots of normal (i.e., non-athletic) people (like me) to use bikes for touring and transportation.  The attitude of the public in general seemed supportive.  Practically everyone I met while touring was…"
May 23
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Thinking about buying a bike? Anticipate a long wait
"So, buy used."
May 22
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Commuting again after 10 years -- the bike or you??"
May 21
Gage B. replied to curt(is) locke's discussion speeding surge
"Oh most definitely. I had wrong way delivery driver come flying at me a few days ago and he was absolutely clueless about it. It seems that the worst offenders right now are the delivery drivers racing to each restaurant and what not. I think…"
May 18
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to curt(is) locke's discussion speeding surge
"When I used to commute regularly between Evanston and the Loop, I didn't mind taking Clark. Except for the four-lane stretch between where Ashland merges with then later splits from Clark, its congestion served to keep the speed down. It's…"
May 17
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May 17
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boom & bust cycle

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/05/01/bicycling-booms-during-lockdown-but-theres-a-warning-from-history/#795a1cf241cf"Has bicycling ever been this popular? Yes. In the early 1970s. This was when much of the world, but especially America, experienced a “bike boom”—sales were so strong that bike shops regularly ran out of stock and…See More
May 15
curt(is) locke replied to curt(is) locke's discussion Craigslist disconnect
"I understand haggling and the difference between asking price and selling price. (Yet the example you shared is extremely uncommon as to how far sellers are commonly willing to drop -- you seriously scored.)  And I am not really talking about…"
May 15
curt(is) locke replied to curt(is) locke's discussion Craigslist disconnect
"Yes, I have read the same regarding new bikes, specifically lower-end/priced models. But note my subject line here -- Craigslist disconnect. I am interested in / focusing on the used bike market, which understandably the industry is utterly…"
May 15
Yasmeen replied to curt(is) locke's discussion Craigslist disconnect
"Local bike shops are selling out of their lower-priced bikes and sales are up for new bikes in general. I can't speak for used bikes because I don't think that's really being tracked. "
May 15

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What I ride:
Road, Vintage, Cyclocross, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Around Town, Distance, Other
What brings you to The Chainlink?
My '96 Kona Hot, '88 Peugeot Cologne, 1998 Bianchi Veloce, '96 Dean custom cyclo-cross, '86/'87 Litespeed, 2003 Colnago Dream, 1980s Vitus 979
About me:
I spin vinyl too. Phonographs and photographs.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/86125374@N00/
My first bike:
It was red with training wheels.

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