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Bike recs needed: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Cannondale Quick, or Giant Escape?
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I looking for a new bike and was wondering if anyone had opinions on these three models. I know there are multiple variations within each model, so any insight would be appreciated.I want a good…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Neils Apr 13.

Wait for the signal like no one's watching...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi Jan 8.

Advice needed about failing bike parts
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I need to know if I can put off repairing two things on my bike until the new year:1) The support bar under my seat broke, so I moved it about the length of the arrow in the picture below (the line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi Dec 13, 2014.

Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
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I broke the end of my right fibula in a fall at home a week ago.  I've got a fracture boot now and I'm on crutches.  Its still tender, but I can apply some weight to it, though it doesn't feel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Self-sealing Stembolt Apr 9, 2014.

 

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JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"Damen was torn up north of Diversey last night. I don't know how far north it goes, but this section is overdue for resurfacing."
yesterday
Neils replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Bike recs needed: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Cannondale Quick, or Giant Escape?
"Congrats Jeff! My girlfriend has a Sirrus Elite and it's been nothing but a great bike. Her longest ride on it was from Chicago to Canada so multi-day outings are certainly possible."
Apr 13
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Bike recs needed: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Cannondale Quick, or Giant Escape?
"I just dove in and got the Sirrus Elite. I liked the carbon fork. "
Apr 12
Phil Ness replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Bike recs needed: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Cannondale Quick, or Giant Escape?
"The standard "what bike should I buy?" reply:  Ride all three and buy the one that makes you feel most like a kid.  They should all be adequate for what you're asking, but multi-day rides might be a bit of a stretch."
Apr 12
Neils replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Bike recs needed: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Cannondale Quick, or Giant Escape?
"When I have friends looking for new bikes, I'll try to get them to try out three different bikes from different shops before making a decision. It sounds like you've picked out some solid bikes that will fit your needs, so I'd head…"
Apr 11
JeffB (7+ miles) posted a discussion

Bike recs needed: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Cannondale Quick, or Giant Escape?

I looking for a new bike and was wondering if anyone had opinions on these three models. I know there are multiple variations within each model, so any insight would be appreciated.I want a good all-around bike for:- year-round commute (14-20 miles/day)- running errands, carrying a load on a rack or pulling a trailer- occasional long, even multi-day, ridesSomething durable, but nimble too. Speed is not much of a concern for me. No off-road rides, except the occasional crushed gravel trail. Flat…See More
Apr 10
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Sarah D.'s discussion Chainlinkers for Chuy - donate your time!
"Chuy strikes me as a panderer, not a leader. Public input is great, but we need a leader who can make decisions that might be unpopular at first. Change is often hard for people to accept at first. He seems like he'd cave to NIMBYs."
Mar 31
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Sarah D.'s discussion Chainlinkers for Chuy - donate your time!
"+1 from the article: " If we can prevent serious injuries and deaths, punish scofflaws and raise revenue for our broke city, that's a win-win-win. Should Garcia be elected, he ought to make the traffic cam program as effective,…"
Mar 30
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Sarah D.'s discussion Chainlinkers for Chuy - donate your time!
Mar 23
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Renee Patten's discussion Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras
"Not voting makes no sense to me. If you think you're sending some kind of message, think again."
Mar 19
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Got my second flat in a week yesterday. We need a hard rain or more street cleaners to wash that debris out of the bike lanes. Probably would have had my third flat today if I hadn't noticed the tiny piece of glass embedded under my tread. It…"
Mar 16
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Cameron 7.5 mi's discussion Clark St. Bridge Kathy Plates
"My guess is that it has something to do with the Riverwalk construction when they raised the bridge."
Mar 11
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Here's hoping that this morning was the coldest ride until next January. Can't wait for the 50's"
Mar 6
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to leftoverbacon's discussion Did Divvy Give Up?
"but these were stations that faced the sidewalk and were not plowed under"
Mar 4
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to leftoverbacon's discussion Did Divvy Give Up?
"I've spoken to people at a couple of businesses that have pushed their snow into the Divvy station. Both responded at first with, "well where am I supposed to put it?", so I told them to put the snow behind the station or to the side…"
Mar 4
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Nice ride in today, but I had the wind at my back. Not looking forward to the ride home"
Feb 18

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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