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Jaik S.
  • 36, Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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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.

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

 

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Jaik S. commented on Yasmeen's page Commuter Casual: Fashion-Forward, Pedal-Forward with Shebeest
"Great write up, but where can we get that awesome Half Acre Cycling sweater? Can't seem to find them on their site."
Nov 18
Jaik S. replied to Ethan Newman-Givens's discussion Advice for handling hit and run of parked bike
"From the looks of the photos, only the frame was damaged. Insurance will say that it is a used bike, if they offer to reimburse you, it will likely be 10%-25% of the original cost.  The good news is, it's getting cooler out, which means…"
Nov 14
Jaik S. replied to Jeff K's discussion OK, fess up, who rides the ladybug mixte?
"First: Awesome Second: Internet says it came from ReCycle Art Aspen in Colorado. http://www.recycleartaspen.com/kids-nishiki/1983-nishiki-kids-mixte"
Oct 10
Jaik S. replied to Brendan Kevenides's discussion Please check out video & help us ID driver.
"I don't know the specifics of the law, but I would guess that it would be possible to sue the police department for not reporting an accident. If civilians can be charged with a misdemeanor and $2500 for not reporting an accident, can't…"
Sep 16
Jaik S. replied to Duppie's discussion Recommendation for a local shop that can replace a top tube on my Surly LHT?
"Maybe some frame blocks? They should be able to help unless it's cracked or bent beyond repair... "
Sep 16
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Here's the link for things to do when your bicycle gets stolen..."
Aug 17
Jaik S. commented on Brett Ratner's page Help a Runner Prepare for Her First "Century" on a Bike!
"From the Seattle to Key West ride, I learned audiobooks are an amazing companion if you're alone. I planned the entire ride on RideWithGPS and Google maps. "
Aug 4
Jaik S. commented on Brett Ratner's page Help a Runner Prepare for Her First "Century" on a Bike!
"My first century was from Chicago to Lake Geneva. I rode out there in what seemed like an endless day on a bike that what wasn't the best bike for it(1973 Schwinn Suburban). Stainless steel rims are way too smooth for breaks on big hills. I…"
Aug 4
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Is anyone going down to see this weekend? I know it's a longshot, but I'm looking for the bicycle above..."
Jul 15
Jaik S. replied to Haddon's discussion Repainting bike, is one spray can of Primer and Paint enough?
"Also, don't forget our local businesses...Heritage does a powdercoat for bikes... http://www.heritagebicycles.com/products/bike-paint-job"
Jul 11
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Coming up on the two year anniversary of this one getting stolen. Please continue to look out for it.  http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/195545 https://bikeindex.org/bikes/29473 "
Jul 11
Jaik S. replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Coming up on the two year anniversary of this one getting stolen. Please continue to look out for it.  http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/195545 https://bikeindex.org/bikes/29473 "
Jul 11
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

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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