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Crazy David 84 Furlongs
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Lawrence Avenue
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Uh... looks like major disruptions on Lawrence Avenue at that one area where a valid alternative may not exist.  Lawrence is going to be closed Eastbound from the Kennedy. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wirtz Aug 15.

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 Self-sealing Stembolt 12 hours ago.

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.

 

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Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"The only real downsides of this offset holder is that they might be a little  more difficult setting up to sit on the rim in the correct plane and the correct toe-in.  They will want to rotate if you squeeze the brake lever rather than…"
12 hours ago
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Wow, guys...thanks!  The offset brake pad holders will probably do the trick if my new Shimano BR-CX70 brakes don't make it happen. Really, it's a relief to finally get this done.  Also for some reason I was thinking that center…"
13 hours ago
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"+1 & bookmarked. These are brilliant.   An elegant solution to this problem that I've never seen before.  Thanks KevinM! "
15 hours ago
KevinM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Have these been mentioned yet? Offset brake pad holders that add 7mm of reach. http://www.bdopcycling.com/BDop%20Offset%20Holders.asp "
15 hours ago
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"I would be less worried about post breakage than just plain old power/feel-robbing flex.   Canti brakes already often suffer from sponginess from the fact that the posts splay outwards as the chainstays/fork blades twist against the force of…"
16 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"If post breakage was a problem using these extenders, I'd expect to see reports of carnage they caused on the web. I wasn't able to find anything with a few Google searches. Is post breakage a known problem?"
17 hours ago
notoriousDUG replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"It's called leverage... The extenders move the brake down and are putting pressure from the longer lever arm they create into the posts in a direction that was never intended. They will be subjected to a greater force trying to rip them off…"
17 hours ago
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"My mechanic has a hissy fit and said that the Elevn Post extenders will rip my canti mounts off eventually and that putting an M6 through the middle of the base of the posts will not be adequate to prevent this from happening.  The posts are…"
yesterday
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Depends on the bike, I think.  My project has 1cm between the bottom of the brake slot and the boss.  The brake slot has 1cm of play. Sound good?"
Aug 23
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"So instead of your brake hitting 4mm to high on the 700c rim after the conversion from 27" they will hit 12mm too low? This is an improvement?"
Aug 22
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
Aug 22
John Wirtz replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
" I think there are buffered lanes going in there soon."
Aug 15
Bob Kastigar replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Even if you're not interested bike lanes ARE important to other bicycle riders, tho. "
Aug 14
envane (69 furlongs) replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"As someone who commutes 3 miles on Lawrence, whether the bike lanes are painted or not is completely irrelevent to my interests. "
Aug 14
Bob Kastigar replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Lawrence is supposed to have dedicated bike lanes - but the painted lines have faded from river all the way west.  Will these ever get repainted?"
Aug 14
Chitown_Mike replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Ainslie would be a fine alternative, or Elston to Foster and then to Higgins.  Foster is decently wide between Elston and Milwaukee, the section from Milwaukee until the Kennedy is a little skinny, but then once you're under the Metra…"
Aug 12

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