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What is this doing locked to a bike rack?
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This has been locked outside the building where I work this week and seems permanently locked. In December it really doesn't matter but in warmer weather this is taking a parking spot that should be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Stahlman 23 hours ago.

touring bike advice sought
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I am considering getting a touring bike and have some questions for the collective.  I see three options and am seeking opinions. I want to be able to tour with front and  rear racks/panniers.1. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc A. Irwin Nov 24.

More carnage
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http://woodtv.com/2016/06/07/bicyclists-dead-after-crash-north-of-kalamazoo/My stomach…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jun 26.

May 18 Ride of Silence
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Tomorrow is the International Ride of Silence. There are rides all over the area. Most rides start at 7pm but some ask you to show up earlier.  Check  the  listings.  Come ride with fellow travelers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 22.

 

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Ryan Stahlman replied to David Barish's discussion What is this doing locked to a bike rack?
"This seems pretty sketchy to me. Anyone else worried about plugging into a mystery box with their phones which hold so much personal data?"
23 hours ago
David Barish replied to David Barish's discussion What is this doing locked to a bike rack?
"I do not recall seeing either but will take a second look."
yesterday
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Riding on a Cold Day
"Yup and yup!  Riding this morning at 5 am to Amlings for the Toy Ride with lights on and streets silent I was joyful on my bike. I had my down mittens (which I rarely employ) and the heaviest of my balaclavas.  Happiness heated my hands…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to David Barish's discussion What is this doing locked to a bike rack?
"Is there a phone number and/or company name printed on it? This is pretty messed up and needs to be removed. "
yesterday
David Barish posted a discussion

What is this doing locked to a bike rack?

This has been locked outside the building where I work this week and seems permanently locked. In December it really doesn't matter but in warmer weather this is taking a parking spot that should be reserved for a bike rider.  Didn't Orange Theory do something like this in the past with orange bikes stashed around the area?.…See More
yesterday
David Barish's event was featured

Amlings Toy Ride at Amlings Cycle

December 9, 2016 from 6:30am to 9am
The Amlings Toy Ride is an annual ride sponsered by Joe Reichart of Amlings Cycle. Riders need to bring at least one unwrapped toy. They are asked, but not required, to make a donation of $19 to defray the costs of the ride.  We gather at Amlings, 8140 N. Milwaukee in Niles early in the morning. We leave at 630 am and ride with a police escort for much of the way to Corcoran's, 1615 N. Wells where we will drop off the toys and be fed breakfast.  The toys go to the Marines Toys for Tots program.…See More
Tuesday
David Barish replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Lights - May be stale conversation but still relevant
"I think understand the rationale behind Irvin's points but I do not follow #1.  I flash red blinkers behind me as I ride. I do this whenever I use them.  I do not have particularly bright beams and usually run 1-2 lights. If I am in…"
Monday
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Amlings Toy Ride at Amlings Cycle

December 9, 2016 from 6:30am to 9am
The Amlings Toy Ride is an annual ride sponsered by Joe Reichart of Amlings Cycle. Riders need to bring at least one unwrapped toy. They are asked, but not required, to make a donation of $19 to defray the costs of the ride.  We gather at Amlings, 8140 N. Milwaukee in Niles early in the morning. We leave at 630 am and ride with a police escort for much of the way to Corcoran's, 1615 N. Wells where we will drop off the toys and be fed breakfast.  The toys go to the Marines Toys for Tots program.…See More
Dec 2
David Barish replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
"While playing disc golf this weekend I looked up and saw a handful of squadrons hurrying in a southerly direction.  I was hit by the memory of the Gary Larson cartoon with people who had targets on their heads and fortunately was hit by nothing…"
Nov 28
Marc A. Irwin replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"If you are new to this sort of thing (touring that is) I would accessorize the Aurora and maybe buy another set of wheels.  You can still swap out the wheels and remove the accessories to use the Aurora locally.  That would be the path of…"
Nov 24
djm replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"650B is very nice but a replacement tire or wheel may be difficult to find if you have a failure on tour."
Nov 24
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Follow this link for an excellent discussion on Bikeman.com from 2007 about 650B conversions, and my, do they look pretty!  "
Nov 23
Yaniv replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Last year I did my first major bike tour (chicago to NoLA) and bought myself a dedicated touring bike. I long debated between the LHT and Kona Sutra. I decided on the Sutra for several reasons: 1. Fit better 2. Came with great accessories including…"
Nov 22
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Like I said in my earlier post, you could switch to 650B wheels and have all the clearance you need for larger tires.  You would need to also have cantilever studs put on, however. "
Nov 21
David Barish replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Still undecided but really enjoying the wide range of advice from fellow riders.  The Aurora has been different things over the years- low end road bike, hybrid, touring bike. The 1997 model was really a low end touring bike but does have…"
Nov 21
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"I see that the bike has caliper brakes.  You should look into getting fatter tires for the bike (for rough unpaved trails) and that would probably require either a center pull brake conversion or putting on cantilever studs for 700C or 650B…"
Nov 20

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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