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Self-sealing Stembolt
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Bike Swap
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Dies anyone know If the swap at UIC is going to happen this winter? The one out at Harper College is in a couple of weeks but I was wondering if the UIC one was still on. Nothing is happening on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deet 4.5mi Feb 17, 2014.

Throw in ALL the cars!
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Sinkhole swallows cars whole on South Side on the 9600 block…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Apr 19, 2013.

Anyone playing Google's new game Ingress?

Yes, this is indeed a bike-related post.If ever there was a game that was made for playing while riding your bicycle this is it.   While this game is a MMORPG online -it also takes place OUTSIDE.…Continue

Tags: ingress

Started Dec 10, 2012

The Internal Combustion Engine is making a comeback!
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Yes, Virginia -even watches will someday be powered by ICE's in the future.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Self-sealing Stembolt Oct 22, 2012.


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Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The technology we need drivers to buy so cycling isn't so dangerous
"Until the cars are fully automatic and the human operator is taken out of the loop, any advances that help drivers see and avoid most or some of the obstacles for their speeding courses cutting through the city they will just use up any new…"
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Kevin C's discussion Kenneth Robertson was arrested again (1/11/12)...
"There is no justice, there is just us.  The guy shouldn't be walking around free until he pays back every single person who's bike he stole.  Every single damn cent. Sitting in a box does not pay back any so-called "debt…"
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Flat Pedals vs. Clipping In - What do you prefer? Does it depend on the type of ride?
"The type of pedal, like the type of tires I put on the bike, is totally dependent on the the type bike I'm riding and the specific purpose I am riding it for. On my road bike (basically a rando bike although I never ride more than 200k) I use…"
Feb 20
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Josh L.'s discussion Mayor and POTUS Announce New Bike Rack Technology at McDonald Cycle Center!
"Thanks Obama!"
Feb 20
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Kevin C's discussion Kenneth Robertson was arrested again (1/11/12)...
"It's good to see that swift justice is on our side..."
Feb 20
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to David Pulsipher's discussion for sale - 59cm 1984 Trek 520 in need of welding
"Not worth the effort for a 501 bike.  This is a bizarre break though.  It makes me wonder if the original framebuilder just got the seat tube too hot when originally brazing the BB onto it and damaged the temper of the steel and this…"
Feb 14
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"I have written in Sharpie all around the rim-tape inside the rims on my bikes in large visible letters:  THIS BIKE IS STOLEN!  PLEASE CALL (my phone number) If my bike is ever in an LBS getting a flat fixed it will be because it has been…"
Jan 23
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Michael A's discussion I just finished this project and wanted to share the photos
"I looks pretty slammed to me.  I wouldn't be able to look further than 10 feet in front of the wheel with full neck extension upwards.  Then again I have a short torso & arms with long legs and a bad back... "
Jan 8
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"This is a new definition of "absolutely ruined" for me.  It sounds like the frame was not permanently damaged and simply needed more prep work before building up than you had expected.  When getting a frame…"
Jan 7
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What is your favorite ride or bike-related event?
"Le Tour de Shore has to be on the short list of favorite rides.   Camping makes the ride with the pizza truck and hanging with folks around the camp fire, as do the extra stops for meals with fiends outside of the official SAG stops.  The…"
Jan 7
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Anyone tried a tire bell?
"I bought one a couple of years ago but never installed it.  It's pretty cool but heavy and clunky.  It'd be great for CCM and such.  If I built up a dedicated beach cruiser I'd certainly make it part of the build.…"
Jan 7
Self-sealing Stembolt is attending Lee Diamond's event

Winter Bike Swap 2015 at Jak's Tap

February 14, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
Winter Bike Swap 2015 Jaks Tap on Saturday February 14, 2015 What is it?For the sixth straight year, Chicago area cyclists will be able to come together to browse and buy bikes, bike parts, bike clothes and accessories as well as discover a wide variety of companies, non-profit groups, individuals and organizations with…See More
Jan 6
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Julian Baker's discussion spray to protect aluminum components?
"I really like Fluid Flow. It's made from sheep lanolin oil/wax mostly. It leaves behind a thin waxy coating on whatever it was sprayed onto even after being rubbed off with a cloth. It works really well on painted frames too. Marred and dulled…"
Dec 31, 2014
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to h' 1.0's discussion The Neistadts are at it again
"Those weren't "friends." At least not if he doesn't make friends with braindead zombies they weren't. lolz"
Nov 4, 2014
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Steven Vance's discussion App: A bike map and guide for Chicagoland
"You might, rabbit, you might!"
Oct 31, 2014
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Steven Vance's discussion App: A bike map and guide for Chicagoland
"Free?   All right, rabbit, you've convinced me! Downloaded "
Oct 31, 2014

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Cruiser, I don't have a bike (yet)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking, Other
What brings you to The Chainlink?
About me:
Have EggBeaters -will travel.

I am living practically right under the shadow of The Logan Theater sign. Milwaukee Street is my own personal Route-66!
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At 11:09am on August 5, 2013, Thien Van said…
I recently lost all my keys at Lolla this weekend and do not have a spare anymore. I was going through the posts and saw that you have an angle grinder. My bike is right by my car in the river east parking garage and was wondering if you could help me out. If you can message me so I can give you my number that would be amazing. Thanks.
At 11:24am on July 22, 2012, Matt M. 18.5KM said…

I wish I knew how heavy.  Soma would have a better number anyway.

At 8:53pm on March 21, 2012, Bill P said…
Got it! This thing works and I'm getting the hang of it.

At 8:41pm on March 21, 2012, Bill P said…
While parking my 1967 RSW folder at the train station this morning, a non-biking contemporary struck up a conversation. Turns out he still has two 60's English Raleighs in his basement that "no one wants". He lives near the Metra Ravinia Station in Highland Park. If you get this message (not sure about Chainlink messaging) and are the least bit interested, I'll be happy to pass on your name and email address. Let me know.

Bill Pomerantz
Red Bromton


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