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"You can kill anyone with your car as long as you don't really mean it" article

Thought I would put this out there.  The author's reporting and logic leave a bit to be desired--in particular the lazy suggestion that CM and RoS are the same--but the article speaks sympathetically…Continue

Tags: robert, vais, negligence, DUI, hamel

Started Jun 18

Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart
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This may be old news to some, but Wal-Mart sells a $200 Mongoose "fat bike," which looks more like a cheap cruiser with fat tires.  Though this could not possibly be a substitute for a Pug or the…Continue

Tags: Cruiser, Wal-Mart, Cheap, Steel, Mongoose

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Grossman Jun 3.

FS - Raleigh Retro 16 Kids' Cruiser - $85 - SOLD

2011 Raleigh Retro 16This is a classy kids' bike.  My daughter learned to ride on it and then promptly outgrew it.  It was used with training wheels most of the time, and has thus been lightly used.…Continue

Tags: juvenile, purple, cruiser, junior, training

Started May 19

CRAIN'S: No Grant for Divvy Expansion to Evanston, Oak Park
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Gov. Quinn denies $3 million grant to expand DivvyThe Quinn administration has denied an application by the city of Chicago for a $3 million grant for Divvy, puncturing a hole in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's…Continue

Tags: bikeshare, CDOT, IDOT, Emanuel, Quinn

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish May 23.

 

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AM 9.5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"To the guys in suits riding on the sidewalks in the Loop between 12 and 1, when 90% of workers are getting lunch, um, no."
Jul 16
AM 9.5 replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Questions for you winter commuters
"I would stick with the 26 wheels and invest in the widest mudgards that will fit your frame.  Keep the winter muckety-muck off of you and most of your bike.  I have never used studded tires, and I have used a number of different tires,…"
Jul 14
AM 9.5 commented on Mark Trulock's group RAGBRAI
"I am driving to Guttenberg on Friday night, leaving the car in long term parking, and taking the Pork Belly Ventures bus to Rock Valley.  I am also using Pork Belly for support during the week.  I am up for meeting for beer.  My…"
Jul 14
AM 9.5 commented on Mark Trulock's group RAGBRAI
"Exactly one week from today I expect to be pedaling away with a tummy full of volunteer firefighter pancakes."
Jul 13
AM 9.5 replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face"
"That's what you ladies get for riding on the Sabbath.  :)"
Jul 9
AM 9.5 replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"Criminal cases cannot be settled without a hearing on the plea.  The court must approve the plea, and the court has the final authority to impose a sentence.  If San Hamel struck a deal, it will be made public. "
Jul 9
AM 9.5 replied to Jamais716's discussion Freewheel lifespan?
"I have a White Industries freewheel that has lasted 4 Chicago winters plus routine use all year long with minimal maintenance.  In that same time frame, I have had both a Shimano and a Cal. Excess FW fail.  Although the White FW was 3X the…"
Jun 29
AM 9.5 posted a discussion

"You can kill anyone with your car as long as you don't really mean it" article

Thought I would put this out there.  The author's reporting and logic leave a bit to be desired--in particular the lazy suggestion that CM and RoS are the same--but the article speaks sympathetically about Bobby Cann and Hector Avalos.And it goes without saying:  don't read the comments.…See More
Jun 18
AM 9.5 replied to Gopher Biker's discussion Another hit and run death - so sad.
"According to this article, they have someone in custody.  The article was posted yesterday, but I haven't seen an…"
Jun 4
Dave Grossman replied to AM 9.5's discussion Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart
"Even bikes direct has a ton of fat bikes now......at many price points: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/fat-bikes.htm"
Jun 3
Waymond Smith replied to AM 9.5's discussion Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart
"Buy it, and then donate it to Working Bikes or someone else! The bike at Walmart, KMart, Target,etc. are garbarge."
Jun 3
Mike Schwab replied to AM 9.5's discussion Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart
Jun 3
AM 9.5 replied to AM 9.5's discussion Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart
"Perhaps it really is!  It strikes me as not the type of product that would be a loss leader, so it must be really, really cheap if Wal-Mart can make something on it.  But this is good to know.  I now will not have to break my streak…"
Jun 2
Legacy Frameworks replied to AM 9.5's discussion Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart
"Its been named the WallGoose. Check out a review here http://fat-bike.com/2013/04/is-the-walmart-fatbike-really-that-bad/ "
Jun 2
AM 9.5 replied to Gopher Biker's discussion Another hit and run death - so sad.
"My condolences to Jeffrey's family.  I have seen him around town in F.P. and O.P.  I do hope that get that driver."
Jun 2
AM 9.5 posted a discussion

Super Cheap Mongoose Fat Bike at Wal-Mart

This may be old news to some, but Wal-Mart sells a $200 Mongoose "fat bike," which looks more like a cheap cruiser with fat tires.  Though this could not possibly be a substitute for a Pug or the like, for the crazy price I thought it would be a fun thing for me and my kids to kick around town and roll over stuff (with an apparently necessary switch from an 18T to a 20T freewheel--so add another $20) and not worry too much about.  Definitely not for ATB action.Anyone have one?  My expectations…See More
Jun 2

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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At 9:55am on February 17, 2014, The Grizz said…

   How much for the Panasonic &/or would you sell wheels separately?

 
 
 

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