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Ironika Leigh
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Benotto bikes?
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Groupon has a crazy deal on them - do you know anything about them? I'm a very casual rider and need a new ride this year (my main one is a Dahon foldie). I mostly ride a few miles on weekends or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A Mar 31, 2012.

Yakkay helmet looks great, feels ... eh
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For my birthday, I got the Yakkay helmet I've been stalking for three months. It's adorable. It also doesn't feel very good on. There's just about no padding in it. Which might be understating it. So…Continue

Tags: padding, YAKKAY, Helmets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcus Moore Dec 12, 2011.

bike v craft question ... painting my seat
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does anyone know what kind of paint i can use on my seat? it would have to be water-resistant? do i need a sealer? this should be the kind of question i know the answer to, but am coming up dry. i…Continue

Tags: painting, crafting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ironika Leigh Aug 12, 2011.

i want to ride more and get better ... is my bike holding me back?
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i really love riding my bike. would i love riding a different bike more? would a different bike make riding easier? i'm here because i'd like input from people who aren't trying to sell me a bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anand Kalelkar Jun 9, 2011.

 

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Ironika Leigh might attend Carl's event
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Guerrilla Flotilla! at Chicago River (TBD)

August 11, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm
Make something you think will float, and launch it in the river!!! Erik Newman and I want to relaunch this irregular tradition of DIY derring-do!!! Will be organizing a parade of boats that can be towed by bike, from a starting point with a parking lot, and then towing down to the launch site. See More
Jun 24, 2012
Ironika Leigh might attend Barbra Mann's event
Jun 24, 2012
Ironika Leigh is attending Lee Diamond's event
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Tour of North Center at Revere Park

July 14, 2012 from 11am to 3pm
North Center, Chicago Community Area #5 sits 5 miles northwest of the Loop. Uncultivated and untamed until the end of the 19th century, North Center is now a vibrant and successful near-north side community prized for its historic homes and friendly neighborhood streets. The roots of the community's early days in Chicago…See More
Jun 24, 2012
Ironika Leigh commented on wigwam's event Chainlink Bar Night
"One more girl here (with new bike lights!)."
Jun 19, 2012
Ironika Leigh is attending wigwam's event
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Chainlink Bar Night at The Spot

June 21, 2012 from 8pm to 11pm
Hey all, Matt M. is kindly sharing his party with The Chainlink. Bar night will be at The Spot (4437 N. Broadway) on Thursday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m. The first 25 people to say they will attend in the comment section below will get a wristband for free drinks from 8:00 - 9:00. Hope to see you there!UPDATE:Free drinks from 8-9 for:1 Julie 2 wigwam 3 Yellow Jello 4 katie 5 Rich S 6 JR Clark 7 Duppie 8 Adam Herstein 9 Ironika…See More
Jun 19, 2012
Michael A replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Benotto bikes?
"They were much more famous for their colorful rolls of bar tape. mike w hit the nail on the head as far as history, the brand name was sold to a Taiwanese company. Have it assembled and gone over by a good mechanic and you should be fine."
Mar 31, 2012
mike w. replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Benotto bikes?
"Old Italian Marque, some were made in Mexico. i'm guessing these are Taiwanese built. Haven't seen the newer ones, but the old ones were pretty good. Benotto's been around for awhile."
Mar 31, 2012
Melanie K replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Benotto bikes?
"I found the website here: http://www.benottobicycle.com/site/ Looks like a bunch of steel cruisers and they are showing in the website in the $250 range.  They are quite cute, but I have never heard of them before."
Mar 31, 2012
Ironika Leigh posted a discussion

Benotto bikes?

Groupon has a crazy deal on them - do you know anything about them? I'm a very casual rider and need a new ride this year (my main one is a Dahon foldie). I mostly ride a few miles on weekends or group rides like CCM or Naked BR. I'm also very old and need something pretty easy to ride. It's definitely cute and priced at $200. But I just don't know anything about them. Mostly I just want to know if it's a good deal and should pull the trigger. Thanks so much. See More
Mar 31, 2012
Ironika Leigh and Ace Mann are now friends
Feb 16, 2012
Ironika Leigh is attending Comrade Cycles's event
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Chicago CMWC Bingo Night hosted by Comrade Cycles, a fundraiser for CMWC at Comrade Cycles

February 25, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm
A Bingo Night fundraiser for the Cycle Messenger World Championships being held in Chicago this year.Come out for some tamales from Upton's Naturals, some beverages from Old Style, and some hospitality from the comrades at Comrade Cycles.See More
Feb 16, 2012
Ironika Leigh is attending Katie Leisner's event
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Chicago Bike Swap at Pulaski Park Field House

March 3, 2012 from 10am to 5pm
Spend your Saturday with hundreds of other cyclists from across Chicagoland at the Chicago Bike Swap!Shop for parts for your bikes, great gear or stop by our bike corral, to get a new bike or “swap” your old one (for $5/bike)!  We’ll also have great informative presentations, bike games, delicious lunch for sale and hot coffee.Admission is $5 at the door for Active Trans members, $10 for non-members.  No need to purchase tickets in…See More
Feb 16, 2012
Marcus Moore replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Yakkay helmet looks great, feels ... eh
"I have a lot of extra helmet pads available free, miscellaneous sizes and shapes...  Come by Yojimbo's Garage for some."
Dec 12, 2011
MK replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Yakkay helmet looks great, feels ... eh
"haha. cycling cap under helmet under hat cover."
Nov 30, 2011
MK replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Yakkay helmet looks great, feels ... eh
"I'm not sure that's true, but also don't want to start a helmets vs not debate. This guy has some interesting ideas if you were going to debate it though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07o-TASvIxY"
Nov 29, 2011
Thunder Snow replied to Ironika Leigh's discussion Yakkay helmet looks great, feels ... eh
"Quite right, Chris, about the safety in sliding rather than having your head or neck jerk as your helmet "sticks" to the pavement in a fall via a non-slippery helmet.  It's more of an issue in a high speed motorcycle fall, where…"
Nov 29, 2011

Profile Information

What I ride:
Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational
About me:
i don't ride very well, but i still love it. and the naked bike ride was probably the most fun i've had in my life.

i also make toys. that's about it.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.ironikaleigh.com

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At 3:38pm on October 29, 2011, Shawn C. said…
Ummmm, got sidetracked last night, but on the way to WI now. Let's get together soon...
At 6:10pm on September 28, 2011, Shawn C. said…
Nope, headed to the U.P. on Friday morning. I wanted to go, but I had planned this trip 2 months ago.
At 10:17am on September 13, 2011, Shawn C. said…

Julie - ask Ironika about her conversation with Freddie.

At 10:08am on September 13, 2011, Julie Hochstadter said…
huh???
At 10:03am on September 13, 2011, Shawn C. said…

By the way, Julie is not in heaven! ;-)

 

At 6:21pm on November 11, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
In few hours?! Happy BD then :)
At 4:46pm on November 11, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Ha! I learned to ride just over two years ago, at the advanced age of 46.

Well, there's a group here created just for you. Take a look at other groups, you might find something else interesting.

Also, keep an eye on the Calendar. Unfortunately, you've just missed a Bike Fashion Panel, but I'm sure there will be more cool events :)
At 3:39pm on November 11, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Cool video! (on your site, I mean :)

Looks like you make a great addition to crafty Chainlinkers (like those in the Bike Winter group)!
At 11:22am on November 11, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Welcome to the club :)
 
 
 

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