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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' Zerocats 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

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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 Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Oct 22, 2012.

 

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Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Because leaving it on the ground makes it really obvious to anyone that is nearby that you are stealing the bike, rather than just having "unlocked" it.   With even a cheesy tool, it doesn't take much longer to snip a "bike…"
Jul 14, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Could the guy who stole it have sold it for $20?  Probably within a few minutes, to a passerby in some back alley.  Almost completely zero risk, a minute or two of "work," and then $20+ of free money? You do the math.…"
Jul 14, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 updated their profile
Jun 19, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Dani's discussion Ideas for easily lifting bike onto vertical wall rack/bracket?
"Like Paul said, this might be a problem that can be solved with human engineering and designing a proper lifting technique that works for you and your physical limitations. Lifting a bicycle can be made significantly easier by using a technique…"
Jun 14, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion Loosies! who's into'em!
"Looosie!  You got some 'splaining to do!"
Jun 14, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to h' Zerocats's discussion Bikers ride Motorcycles. We are Cyclists.
"Seriously? Folks just be talkin'"
May 19, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Jim Reho's discussion Boring questions about old Shimano components
"While it would be an interesting project to repair, I have plenty of interesting projects in my backlog. My garage is full of bike junk that needs to be sorted, fixed/restored and sold off. About the only new acquisitions I'm willing to make…"
May 11, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Jim Reho's discussion Boring questions about old Shimano components
"There is always a way."
May 10, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63's discussion 21"/53cm Raleigh Sports Step-through
"Every once in a while I will see a Step-through Raleigh Sports in this paint color pop up on Craigslist.  Right now there is one Diamond-frame Sports with it, but if you kept and eye on the site every day I would daresay you could find one…"
May 10, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Jim Reho's discussion Boring questions about old Shimano components
"Matt, I think there is a second hole in the b-pivot assembly of the old Deerhead Deore derailleurs to account for weakening pivot springs.  But even if not, it's not too difficult to bend-adjust the springs to tighten them up a little.…"
May 10, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63's discussion 21"/53cm Raleigh Sports Step-through
"I'm sorry but this bike sold 4 years ago.  I think I sold it for around $250 but my memory isn't 100% these days on figures.  I'd have to dig out my 2011 records to be sure. A year or so ago she brought it back to me for a…"
May 9, 2015
Tony Adams replied to Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63's discussion 21"/53cm Raleigh Sports Step-through
"Also, PLEASE don't include links to Craigslist ads unless you are going to also duplicate the information in your post. A month (or whatever) goes by and the ad is long gone, but the post still (obviously) has historical interest. Now it has…"
May 7, 2015
rose7047 replied to Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63's discussion 21"/53cm Raleigh Sports Step-through
"Is this bike still for sale? thanks"
May 7, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 and rose7047 are now friends
May 6, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 commented on Brett Ratner's page Chainlink Tech Corner: Causes for Bearing Failure
"Nice write-up. I would only disagree with the statement that bearings "always do" wear out, on a bicycle that is.  Bicycles see very little stress on their bearings under normal operating conditions.  Because of the extremely…"
Apr 30, 2015
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Ash L.'s discussion Any bike bans on metra this weekend because of the draft?
"plus 1"
Apr 28, 2015

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cyclocross, Cruiser, Track, Divvy (bike share), Fat Bike, Fixed Gear, BMX, Recumbent, Tandem, Folding Bike, Tall Bike, Lowrider, Funny Bike, 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
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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.

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
 
 
 

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