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Greg Valent
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  • Chicago, IL
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Is Oxford a British Bike ???
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Picked up an Oxford Headtube badge in an antique shop in Sturgeon Bay WI. Been doing some Googling and not able to come up with much. Attached photo from the web is almost exact same condition as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Apr 20.

Who loves skunks, if skunks love mountain bikes ?

It's a older post, but, here's a clip of a momma skunk and her kits, who apparently love mountain bikes and the shoes of those who ride them: …Continue

Started Aug 20, 2016

Road Cycling near Ely Nevada

Here's the story. I'll be spending a week in Ely Nevada, (on US 50, the loneliest road in the world). There seem to be lots of mountain biking opportunities, which I will take advantage of, but,…Continue

Started Jul 9, 2016

 

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My Basement Bicycle Workshop, (Park Stand off camera)

A work in progress, for 14 years :^)
Sep 10
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Aug 27
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion White House Capital Bikeshare Station Removed By Trump Administration
"Well, he got rid of Bannon, finally."
Aug 18
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Either way, two locks seems to be most of the theft solution. At the Brown Line terminal, the focus of my post, when the bikes are positioned with the fronts facing opposite directions, two bikes and four u-locks work okay. On the rare occasion when…"
Aug 13
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"The Kimball terminal used to have 'indoor parking'. It was removed when the platforms were extended for 8 car trains several years ago. I asked a station attendant at the time why, and the response was 'no room '. Huh ???"
Aug 13
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"If you're fine with it, I am. You could probably secure it further by moving the U-lock from the seat-stays to the chain-stays. then you may be able to secure your chain lock to the rack also. Take care !"
Aug 11
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Similar shot from today with my daily rider in the background."
Aug 10
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"I don't think you're referring to this, but, I'll throw it up for discussion. The main rack at the Kimball/Lawrence Brown Line terminal is oriented for the illustrated locking method. My steed sits there for a minimum of 10 hrs…"
Aug 10
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Jul 16
Greg Valent's photo was featured

Chicago Bicycle Company (North)

Logo for CBC, taken at Opening Barbecue, June 2 2017
Jun 3
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Chicago Bicycle Company (North)

Logo for CBC, taken at Opening Barbecue, June 2 2017
Jun 3
Greg Valent commented on The Chainlink's event Beers! Bikes! BBQ! Launch Party for Chicago Bicycle Company North
"No, I don't believe so either. I just thought it was an interesting bit of spokelore."
May 28
Greg Valent commented on The Chainlink's event Beers! Bikes! BBQ! Launch Party for Chicago Bicycle Company North
"Found this about a former Chicago Bicycle Company, based in Vermont !?! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Bicycle_Company"
May 28
Greg Valent might attend The Chainlink's event
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Beers! Bikes! BBQ! Launch Party for Chicago Bicycle Company North at Chicago Bicycle Company North

June 2, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Chicago Bicycle Company North Launch Party!Join Us For...Beers &  BBQ on the back porch of Chicago Bicycle CompanySee More
May 27
Greg Valent replied to Anne Alt's discussion bike route questions - Joliet to Loop and Loop to Schaumburg
"Mike w. Thank you VERY MUCH for the update. It's longer ago than I realized. Keep on Pedalin'."
May 4
Greg Valent replied to Anne Alt's discussion bike route questions - Joliet to Loop and Loop to Schaumburg
"I've actually done that, back in 1997, as part of a Route 66 ride from Springfield, totally on road, on a Friday. I followed the Historic Route 66 signs as well as I could, starting straight north along IL 53 past Stateville prison. Then I…"
May 4

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Been here. Done that.

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