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Crazy David 84 Furlongs
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Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
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I am very sad today as I think I have to put my bicycle out of its misery.  Its a 28 year old Raleigh Aleyseka.   It has shown great service.  I purchased it new and had many years of great riding.  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Jul 13.

Garage Sale Bargins
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I had an interesting discussion this morning with one of the parents at my Kid's school   He was locking up his Kid's bike.   I asked him where he was going to take them biking this summer.  He said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Jun 13.

Counter Protest on Saturday 6 14?
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The Speed Camera foes intend to hold a protest from 11 am to 2 pm at Addison and Western (Lane Tech) fighting "Speed Cameras" and the like.  Most of these folk are also rabid anti-bicycle and this is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z Jun 13.

What Does This Mean for Cycling?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by J.P. Jun 1.

 

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Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
" Good. Here's another fine example of something they made in the UK (or possibly Oklahoma?) in 1990 or so....the Raleigh Randonneur http://imgur.com/a/Olc2i "
Jul 13
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Nikul Shah's discussion The Curbee Invites Cyclists to Rest at Red Lights
"I think that these work well in parts of Europe because of the nature of the Bike Paths and the like.  I think in the US they would work in some places, but not all.  For example, I think they would likely be wonderful in the Washington DC…"
Jul 3
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Nikul Shah's discussion The Curbee Invites Cyclists to Rest at Red Lights
"My gut feeling is that this is going to be a failure simply because of the metal "recyclers" in Chicago.  They have cut down air conditioning units from the top of businesses, they have stolen metal signs identifying neighborhoods,…"
Jul 3
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Tania Sebastian's discussion Do you know how to trigger a demand-actuated stoplight on your bike when there are no vehicles around?
"Yes.   They clearly have these in Chicago.  I run into the one at Bryn Mawr and Cumberland with some frequency.   I have seen them a few other places in the City as well.  It is REAL annoying."
Jul 1
James BlackHeron replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Beauty"
Jun 30
KevinM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"There are canti brakes, like the dia compe 986, that don't use the spring holes. "
Jun 30
slatfats replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"I own this bike in the 21" (measured as 21 1/2"). Mine was made in 84-86, I believe. I've done a lot of research in attempts to slowly upgrade and refurbish the bike.  So, per the 700c conversion, I discovered…"
Jun 28
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
Jun 28
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Anybody tried linear pull brakes in a 27" to 700cthe conversion?"
Jun 28
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Montrose v. Lawrence
"Ainslie dies at Cicero but is brought back to life just past Elston.   Ainslie takes you off for Lawrence for an extended period of time on both sides of the Kennedy.  And Bryn Mawr et al hooks into Forrest Glen which is great for…"
Jun 23
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Or everyone got "Scared by Skilling"{tm}......    and the weather reports of thunderstorms for the next few days...   I'll ride in rain, but having known someone killed by a lightening strike, I am almost…"
Jun 23
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Montrose v. Lawrence
"It provoked an interesting discussion about the major East West connections on the Mid North Side and how styles of riding impact viewpoints. Let's see if I can summarize: Lawrence is subject to the highest degree of love and…"
Jun 23
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Apparently I like good older frames.  I took my early Trek multispeed and put it back into service.    Uh....   it turns out that it has a lugged frame and is made of Tange tubing.  I also saw that my third old…"
Jun 23
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion The Responsible Right Hook
"The thing is that we appear to have an epidemic of angry drivers.  Two incidents over the weekend when I  was driving the family.   On Ashland I stopped for a person in a crosswalk.   The guy behind me laid on the horn…"
Jun 23
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
Jun 20
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
Jun 19

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