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Jaik S.
  • 36, Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Jaik S.'s Discussions

The Best City Bikes Under $500
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Tenner Apr 6.

Cycling in Africa? Make sure you're faster than an Ostrich.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Mar 8.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Mysz Nov 17, 2015.

 

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Jaik S. replied to Barclay Kamaleson's discussion Stolen Bike - Cannondale Quick - $40 Reward
"Barclay,  It sucks when you have a bicycle stolen...I've had that happen before in Chicago and with the two that were stolen, I had one come back two years later(thanks to Comrade Cycles). I've compiled a list of things to do that can…"
Jun 14
Jaik S. replied to Steve Mac's discussion spring saddles.
"I rode a Brooks Flyer Special on my Surly LHT. When I sold that bike I put the saddle on my AWOLxPoler and rode it across the country. I'd say I've got roughly around 25k miles on it and it's only had a minor issue with the frame…"
May 17
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"As the months pass, seasons as well as weather are changing, I'd like to remind everyone about the list of things to do if your bicycle is stolen. Just a friendly reminder: Here's the list of things to do after your bike is…"
May 2
Jaik S. replied to miguel's discussion Winter camping in the woods.
"A few years ago, I camped in the beginning of November at Illinois State Beach Park...It's not 100 miles away, only 50. I would recommend checking with them for later dates in the year. Online, you can only book with them May 1st to September…"
Apr 22
Jaik S. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 15,000 Bikes Stolen In Chicago Since 2010 (And Barely Any Have Been Found)
"After the recovery of a stolen bike in Chicago, I was informed that some of the thieves store them in a warehouse for a few years. It's basically to wait until the heat is off of them so they can resell them. There were a few shady bike shops…"
Apr 20
Jaik S. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 15,000 Bikes Stolen In Chicago Since 2010 (And Barely Any Have Been Found)
"When BikeIndex launched on Kickstarter, I was more than happy to back them. I believe having a universal nationwide registry for bicycles is something that we need. Sometimes bikes get shipped to other cities after they're stolen and then sold.…"
Apr 20
Gene Tenner replied to Jaik S.'s discussion The Best City Bikes Under $500
"If I were still riding two-wheelers, I would gravitate toward the Retrospec. I love the lines and the flat bars."
Apr 6
Jaik S. replied to Jaik S.'s discussion The Best City Bikes Under $500
"I hadn't heard of Retrospec, so here's a bit from the Retrospec website: "Retrospec is a bicycle and component design, manufacture, and distribution company in downtown Los Angeles""
Apr 6
Jaik S. posted a discussion
Apr 6
Jaik S. commented on Brett Ratner's page Chainlink Product Review: Fitbit Blaze Smart Watch
"I have never really used Strava...but maybe I'll test out the compatibility between the two sometime. I've read a bit about the "smarter" bike thieves using Strava data to find where bikes are located, so please make sure your…"
Mar 25
Jaik S. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Vacations - Need Ideas Please!
"The Ice Age Trail in Kettle Moraine! There's a brewery at the north end of the trail and plenty of places to camp along the way..."
Mar 20
Jaik S. replied to David's discussion Advice for cross-country ride through the South?
"David! Congrats on the tour! Last year I rode from Seattle to Key West. I've got a daily blog from my trip that was also featured a few times on The Chainlink. Here's a few things people had mentioned to me. Get pepper spray and mount it…"
Mar 8
Jaik S. replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Cycling in Africa? Make sure you're faster than an Ostrich.
"I still look around a few times a week and enjoy the newsletter as well. Portland is nice. Winter is basically just a few days in the 30s and rain all the time. They really have no plans or ideas on what to do when it snows or there's ice.…"
Mar 8
Yasmeen replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Cycling in Africa? Make sure you're faster than an Ostrich.
"Hey Jake, good to see you on The Chainlink. How's it going?"
Mar 8
Jaik S. posted a discussion
Mar 8
Nat X replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Bonanza! Moving Sale!
"Hey. I'm wondering if you'd take $30 for the front alex rim and the multi tool? Also are the 2 bottle cages and suede seat still available? Happy holidays!! Thanks, Nate"
Dec 25, 2015

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Uniting with the cycling community around Chicago and finding out more about upcoming events, what's happening around the City and in the news.
About me:
I drink a bit, and love life. I'm always looking for fun, and a nice bike ride.

I've got bikes from the ceiling to the floor.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://about.me/jaik

You can find me:

Reading in random places...sometimes I fall asleep reading.

Attempting to make something that will create a smile.

Writing code...HTML, Javascript or Java. 

In the kitchen.

Wondering how I can help.

Building something fun.

Learning something new.

Trying to minimize.

Your local beergarden.

Also on Google+

And on Twitter

You can also find me on my bicycle.

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At 10:29am on April 3, 2013, allison said…

I'm that person who lives in the closet in your apartment.  I emerge from time to time and grumble a bit.  oh, and I ride bikes

 
 
 

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