The Chainlink

Self-sealing Stembolt
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Self-sealing Stembolt's Friends

  • West Town Bikes
  • Chitown_Mike
  • Thien Van
  • JM 6.5
  • Haddon
  • Patrick Doherty
  • Omar Lopez
  • Lisa Curcio 6.6mi
  • baci
  • Legacy Frameworks
  • Adam Z
  • Tommy Boy
  • bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead)
  • Gerry G
  • Olatunji Oboi Reed

Self-sealing Stembolt's Groups

Self-sealing Stembolt's Discussions

Bike Swap
26 Replies

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.

Throw in ALL the cars!
41 Replies

Sinkhole swallows cars whole on South Side on the 9600 block…Continue

Tags: sinkhole

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!
6 Replies

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.

 

Self-sealing Stembolt's Page

Latest Activity

Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Fall Classes - What would you like to learn?
"Would a lugged/crown raked fork be easier or harder than a lugged diamond frame for a beginner? It's smaller and has fewer parts, and fewer brazes. But it seems tolerances might be tighter."
6 hours ago
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion North Shore Century Sept 21, 2014
"I'll be there. I was planning on riding with KiltedCelt for the full 100, starting at the BCOD and thus getting done early."
7 hours ago
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Fall Classes - What would you like to learn?
"Fork-building classes. Probably not in the cards, but hey, can't hurt to ask..."
7 hours ago
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Dave D's discussion Metal or Plastic Fenders for Touring/Commuting?
"A trick I have found that sometimes helps for custom fabricating and mounting fenders is to use cardboard as a shim between the tire and the fender to get the fenderline exactly where you want it before any mounts are made.   Use whatever…"
14 hours ago
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Scott Chillson's discussion FS: Soma Double Cross 56cm $1550
"Clean build.  That's a really nice bike.   Here's hoping you can make a swift sale. "
yesterday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Dave D's discussion Metal or Plastic Fenders for Touring/Commuting?
"The issue I have with the Planet Bike fenders is they only have the one set of stays in the front, and lack the quick-release fastener at the dropout bolt.   If you have any toe-overlap issue at all on your bike and tend to kick or even bump…"
yesterday
Self-sealing Stembolt is attending Jeff Miller's event

North Shore Century at Dawes Park, Evanston, IL

September 21, 2014 all day
 The North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic biking. You'll experience luxurious neighborhoods, view unique architectural treasures, pedal down tranquil tree-lined streets and feel the refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan. Open it up in the flat to rolling countryside between Chicago and Wisconsin. Join us on Sunday, September nd when the Evanston Bicycle Club sponsors one of Chicagoland's premiere invitational rides - the 30th annual North Shore Century. Hundreds of riders make the North…See More
yesterday
Self-sealing Stembolt updated their profile
yesterday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Dave D's discussion Metal or Plastic Fenders for Touring/Commuting?
"I've heard Jan Heine talk about the effect of these side channels but I feel he is over-blowing their effectiveness in his velo-fatwa against plastic fenders.   When  wheel is moving inside even a dry fender it is producing a pretty…"
yesterday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Friday Frivolity: when the mercury drops, what first for you? Longer pants, long sleeve shirt...jacket?
"Was out for a quick 50 on Thursday and it was a bit of a shock to my system how cold it was.  I left at 8:30AM and figured it was just a morning chill and it would warm up after an hour or so.  3-1/2 hours later I was home and it felt like…"
Sunday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion The Stone Bridge
"They should build it out of Stone. If it is going to be that long of a wait I really wish they would at least repaint the lines on the bike lanes on Kedzie between Lincoln and Devon. It's almost impossible to see them in some sections. When I…"
Saturday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"Exactly. I never understood why people are so averse to replacing rims. Y so cheap? They are a wear item just like tires or brake pads. When they wear out why not just replace them? I'm a fan of Sun CR18 rims, they cost about the same as the…"
Saturday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"If you can't trust your mechanic enough to tell you the truth about this issue then you need to stop going to him and find another one.  If you don't know mechanics yourself you are literally placing your life in the hands of the…"
Friday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"I guess it all depends on how averse you are to random parts of your body sliding on the ground at your typical riding speeds and perhaps other, much-larger, vehicles rolling over you as you slide upon said ground. "
Friday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Greg Berry's discussion Any Pro or Semi-pro cyclists out there? Better shave your legs!
"True, and the following was a closely-guarded secret until just this morning at Interbike when Shimano announced their new Dura-Ace 9000-Faraday racing dynohub.    It's a little known fact that dynohubs actually have 7% less drag…"
Thursday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion ATA: Compliance with Must Stop for Pedestrians law very low in Chicagoland
"Hope springs eternal.  "
Thursday

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?
yes
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!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://blackheronbikes.com

No sapient being can initiate force against another's Life, Liberty or Property without, in turn, surrendering their own Fundamental Claim to Life, Liberty and Property in the process.

Self-sealing Stembolt's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of The Chainlink to add comments!

Join The Chainlink

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.

http://store.somafab.com/sohiristad.html

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

Bill
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
 
 
 

© 2008-2013   The Chainlink Community, L.L.C. Julie Hochstadter, Director   Powered by

Disclaimer  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service