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Greg Valent
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  • Chicago, IL
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FREE. Cateye headlight

Cateye handlebar mount light, works okay, uses two C batteries. If interested, can leave bagged and tagged on front porch, near Montrose and Central Park. Yes, FREE.…Continue

Started Nov 11

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

 

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Nov 11
Greg Valent posted a discussion

FREE. Cateye headlight

Cateye handlebar mount light, works okay, uses two C batteries. If interested, can leave bagged and tagged on front porch, near Montrose and Central Park. Yes, FREE. See More
Nov 11
Greg Valent commented on Yasmeen's blog post Bike Safety: Get Lit!
"I just picked up a similar headlight, the NiteRider Swift 350. (It's apparently an older model as their website lists newer, longer lasting ones.) Anyway, 3 brightness modes, plus blink. Charge life 1:30 for brightest to 6:30 for lowest, USB…"
Nov 5
Greg Valent commented on kevin womac's event Boulevard Bikes' Opening Party
"Me, my cousin and his son, looking to check out the new wheelworks :^)"
Oct 21
Greg Valent is attending kevin womac's event
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Boulevard Bikes' Opening Party at Boulevard Bikes

October 21, 2017 from 2pm to 11pm
Food, Drinks, Give-aways, Raffle Prizes, Music, Dancing, Bikes, Bikes, Bikes! Petty Larceny, John Greenfield's latest tribute act, will be taking the stage at 8pm. Nathan Ozug will be spinning soul and dance music before and after. Kids activities and a vintage bike gallery.Abus has generously donated a Bordo Lock and some Chicago Flag helmets for our raffle.Beer By Revolution BrewingFood by local restaurants Chiya Chai, Dante's, and more.Help us break in this new space.See More
Oct 21
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"You sure it was Evanston T. in Illinois and not University College, Cambridge England ?"
Oct 19
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"I actually did that once, and, the bike was still there at the end of the day. Of course, that's how I found out that I did that."
Oct 19
Greg Valent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Um, please correct me if I'm wrong. This is one u-lock around the handlebar stem and the rack, and, another around the front wheel and the rack ?"
Oct 19
Bob Kastigar commented on Greg Valent's photo
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Bike Rack, still usable ?

"Former wheel-bender missing - an improvement."
Oct 11
Greg Valent posted a photo

Bike Rack, still usable ?

Framework of older design bike rack, all verticals missing. Ravenswood south of Bryn Mawr.
Oct 8
Greg Valent posted a photo

Randy Neufeld at Big Marsh, 16 September 2017

Past director of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, current 'big wheel' at SRAM.
Sep 29
Greg Valent posted a photo

My Basement Bicycle Workshop, (Park Stand off camera)

A work in progress, for 14 years :^)
Sep 10
Greg Valent posted photos
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

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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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