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Found Bike Pump on E Illinois Street (by Navy Pier) this am

Seems like a nice pump - though either old or poorly maintained - when I tested it water came out of the hose and when I dismantled it to help dry it out there was a fair amount  of grit and sand…Continue

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The future of Bike Locks?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt May 17.

Faulty Park Tool Pump Free!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by BritBoy Jan 19.

SkyCycle Proposal for London
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Found Bike Pump on E Illinois Street (by Navy Pier) this am

Seems like a nice pump - though either old or poorly maintained - when I tested it water came out of the hose and when I dismantled it to help dry it out there was a fair amount  of grit and sand inside...Anyway - if this is yours and you'd like it back contact me with the make and description.See More
11 minutes ago
BritBoy is attending Judson Eakin's event
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Schubas Bike Bash & BBQ at Schubas Tavern

June 14, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
RSVP HERE FOR A FREE REVOLUTION BREWING BEER!Schubas Tavern & Revolution Brewing present the Bike Bash in partnership with...  The Chainlink // Active Trans // Working Bikes // The Bike Lane // On The…See More
Jun 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"The batteries on the lock might work in those temps but what about your phone or if it dies? The steering lock is good but you still need to lock the frame and wheels so I'm up to 3 locks!"
May 17
Jeff Schneider replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"Maybe we should concentrate on making better people.  Then we wouldn't have to worry about locks. "
May 16
Marc-Paul Lee replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"I'm afraid thieves would steal the bike and the lock.  "
May 16
rwein5 replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"Yup -  I agree that IS the problem. That's why I want to see more R&D into materials science and not "smart locks". "
May 16
Julie Hochstadter replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"We'll need to travel to another planet then to find something.  "
May 15
notoriousDUG replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"Problem is there IS NO MATERIAL that is not easily cut with an angle grinder and the proper wheel.  Titanium, Inconel, and other super alloys still cut fairly easy with an abrasive disc. "
May 15
Duppie replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"Steering locks went through a brief period of popularity in Europe in the 70s and 80s. The main problem was that it required a non standard forkand headset. If this could be used on a standard fork and headset, it may have a future as a secondary…"
May 15
Duppie replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"I am always leery of reviews that in the first paragraph point out that a lock "looks amazing". Really? since when is that a quality required in a lock?"
May 15
Anne replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"what about this instead? http://gizmodo.com/this-lock-disables-steering-so-your-bike-cant-be-ridden-1576946784 now add some geo-fence technology to that? plus a lock, of course...and that cat that comes out of nowhere and attacks the would-be…"
May 15
rwein5 replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"$250 bucks? No way.  It doesn't solve the actual problem with current locks - they can all be cut off with conventional angle cutters. I'd rather see that money sunk into materials research to develop lightweight, stronger metals…"
May 15
Julie Hochstadter replied to BritBoy's discussion The future of Bike Locks?
"You weren't kidding. I just can't imagine it all would actually work. I like the bike share idea. The fact that it will make you check in after a crash seems a little much That should be something you turn on only in the country. After a…"
May 15
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BritBoy replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Folding Helmet
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May 8
BritBoy is attending Lee Diamond's event
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Tour of Irving Park 2014 at Horner Park

April 19, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
Irving Park, Chicago Community Area #16 sits 7 miles northwest of the Loop.  It is bounded on the east by the Chicago River and the Community Area of North Center, the Milwaukee Train lines and Portage Park to the West, Addison, and at points Belmont along with Community Area of Avondale and neighborhood of Kilbourn Park to…See More
Apr 18

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

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