"Water will not "rust" it in place. When a quill stem gets stuck in the steerer tube, it's a galvanic reaction between the aluminum and the steel. It only takes a little bit of grease on the stem when installing it to prevent this from…"
"If you're completely happy with the length of the fork steerer tube cut at the shop and never, ever, want to adjust the height of your handlebars, then by all means, go for a threadless. But if you EVER want to adjust the height of your…"
"I've noticed that most of the links you provided are comments from 2011 and 2014. I didn't see anything relatively new. It also appears that there are a few very angry (and illiterate) people commenting on that blog. I…"
"I think the emergency vehicles here in Chicago overdue it when it comes to using the siren. There is no reason to have it blasting continuously as they progress down the street. In Washington DC they only use it at intersections and give…"
"Ii just rode Milwaukee for the first time in a week (waiting for the paving to be completed). I do like the fact that the dashed white lines go all the way through the intersections, something most bike lanes don't do. But they…"
"I agree. I used to use Milwaukee all the way to downtown from Lawrence, but since they milled the surface for several miles lately, I have tried Elston and am pleasantly surprised. Now I do Montrose to Elston, to Division to Clark.…"
"I usually don't say much, just watch the behavior, except when it comes to watching someone ride right alongside the parked cars, maybe only one foot away. I have missed being doored by inches more than once this year. I usually try…"
"Just the other day, commuting into the loop, at Milwaukee and Kinzie, I say an older guy, my age, around 55 or 60, riding a fixie with no brakes, into the loop. I didn't say anything but my mind was in overdrive. Seriously, no…"
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Returning after a hiatus.
Currently commuting in to downtown on Milwaukee from Lawrence, about 12 miles. Going on 3 years now. I enjoy building bikes and restoring old beautiful classics. I ride all over Chicago whenever and wherever I can.
My first bike:
My first two-wheeled bike was a 20 incher (red) and I rode it everywhere at 8 years old. Never looked back.