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Gene Tenner
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Ambulance on the Lakefront Trail this morning
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I appears that a young woman was sitting on the ground this morning with paramediccs and an ambulance. I hope she is OK.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by pelotom on Tuesday.

Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
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I googled this and some say yes and some say no. I dislike airing up my tires (I have three of them), and the caps for me are an annoying waste of time. I have ridden for a year with one tire with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Moss 9.5 yesterday.

What’s causing the latest wave of cycling deaths and serious crashes?

In the past 30 days in Chicago, two bicyclists died and at least 11 eleven were injured.For the full article go here:…Continue

Started Jul 14

Time To Focus On Bikes, Not Cars, Cook County Transit Plan Says
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DOWNTOWN — Cook County released a 25-year transportation plan Wednesday, and Chicago bike advocates immediately endorsed it for its commitment to cycling and walking."Overall, we're pleased with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams Jul 14.

 

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Andy Moss 9.5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"The knurled valve stem nuts are are great (and great looking) as spacers for fender installation."
yesterday
Irvin Steinert replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"The correct answer to the very specific question of "necessity" is: NO Do they help the average user/cyclist to leave them on the bike?: YES Do they help "significantly"?: NO (or yes if you are anal retentive - see Freud) Do they…"
yesterday
Irvin Steinert replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"LOL awesome!"
yesterday
David H replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"Haven't you read the rules by Velominati?  See rule No. 60. http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/ 60. You are not, under any circumstances, to employ the use of the washer-nut and valve-stem cap that come with your inner-tubes or…"
yesterday
yaj 7.4 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"I'm like Tiberculosis, I toss them and the nut too.   "
Friday
Chris Mitchell replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"Water is a big problem as well. As water sits in there, it corrodes the metal. This eventually can lead to a valve failure and a flat."
Friday
Anthony replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"Yes, of course, valve caps are important.  They are what you stand for, who you are as a rider, your identity. Some like dice, or gem stones, or little lights. I have the Standard Oil Company Red Crown valve caps that were offered…"
Friday
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
" Yup. That is pretty much  the story. I use 'em until I lose 'em. If I find a cap laying around and  see an uncapped tube I am likely to screw it on. If I have an uncapped tube I think to myself how fortunate I have been to…"
Thursday
S replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"The cap adds some protection from salt and water getting onto the valve and possibly corroding it. Also, it protects the rubber seals on the valve from sunlight and oxygen (a little bit) slowing down the deterioration  of that bit.  I…"
Thursday
Gene Tenner replied to Alex's discussion Stolen Bikes? Not sure.
"I copied the text of this post and sent it to the 25th District Police station. Maybe that will get this nefarious creature off the streets and to not steal bikes."
Thursday
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"Oh don't even get me started on that stupid nut. It always works loose and rattles around until I get mad and throw it away. I just do it preemptively now."
Thursday
Tiberculosis replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"First thing I do when I unroll a new tire, pitch the cap and the nut. Not needed and slow down flat fix time. "
Thursday
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"I keep 'em on until I lose 'em. There are so many other things out to kill my tubes that the valves are the least of my worries."
Thursday
Jim Reho replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"I took mine off and I can't believe the difference it made.  I immediately picked up an extra 2-3 miles an hour when climbing 10-degree slopes. OK, I made all that up."
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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Solutions to problems
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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