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Winter commuting
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  It is getting close to that time with the white stuff. I plan to bike commute this winter, rather than using a taxi every night. I am thinking about getting studded snow tire, got it narrowed down…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nançois 8.5 7 hours ago.

parking in a bike lane
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  It has been only about three weeks, that Broadway got it's bike lane markings. Well at the southwest corner of Foster and Broadway(where the Marathon gas station is at), cars are parking in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Talbert Jul 8.

Route from Prospect Heights to Rosemont Convention center
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  A newbie friend, who lives in Prospect Heights, around Wheeling rd and east Camp Mcdonald rd, would like to ride to Rosemont Convention center area ocassionally. He would like to omit the Des…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A Jun 27.

question about using the bike carriers on cta bus
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  My daily commute for now includes using the CTA to carry my bike across the city. On the buses there ccan be one of two kinds of bike racks. One we will said is red and the other is yellow. The red…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jun 12.

 

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Nançois 8.5 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I don't know, as I have never owned a mountain bike. But I will say that my 700c handles the snow and ice much better than my vintage three-speed, which goes over with very little provocation. I think it's just something about the way the…"
7 hours ago
Joe Studer 8.0 mi replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I've ridden 700c bikes through the last 6 winters, and have not had any problem with 700c tires.  On those days where the drifting is so bad that I am having to bunny hop my bike through parts of my ride, I don't think that I would be…"
Saturday
jolondon30 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have 700c and with Marathons its' been fine. As others have written, the ice is the enemy.  Riding  on the plowed streets - given the aggressive salting - for me at least has made slipping a non issue.   My bigger worries in…"
Friday
Jerry Lee replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Richard Steirs & Nancois8.5;       Maybe I use one bike for studs and the other for better condition riding. I too, will probably give the Schwalbe marathon winter a tried. Are you going with a 700c or 26" size? I…"
Friday
Nançois 8.5 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Last year's weather was so bad it really felt unsafe to me to bike most days, and I had biked happily through the previous three winters. I had been thinking about getting studded tires for one of my bikes this year and this string inspired me…"
Thursday
Richard Stiers replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I bike commute (5 miles each way) on country roads 6 days a week and I have two bikes I use for winter - one with studded tires (front and rear) and one without. Studded tires DO make riding on snowy/ice covered streets more assured in…"
Thursday
Jerry Lee replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Well, everyone, thanks for replying, since my main concerns is my 3 mile ride to the Belmont bus at Cumberland and then 3 miles from Belmont/Ashland to clark/foster or if I take the L, 6 mile ride to Rosemont L stop, at midnight, with the western…"
Thursday
Joe Studer 8.0 mi replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have a set of Schwalbe Marathon Winter that I have used the last two seasons.  As many above have noted, and as has been discussed in prior postings, studded tires really only help on ice.  They are completely unnecessary to deal with…"
Wednesday
Len Krietz replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Good review of benefits & cons of studded tires on Peter White Cycles site: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp "
Wednesday
Peter replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have a set of Kenda Klondikes for winter riding, which were much cheaper than the offerings from Nokian or Schwalbe. To be honest, I only used it a handful of times last year, and only on the front wheel."
Wednesday
Chitown_Mike replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I recently picked up a set of used, but in great shape, Nokian Xtreme 294s.  I got them in the summer for less than 1/2 the cost of the pair from a guy whose son used to ice race and they have never been on cement.  They will be going on…"
Wednesday
Thomas Bruzan replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"Over Thanksgiving weekend I'll put the spikes on folding thunder. I only bike ten miles a day, but I never ever miss a day of commuting. Studded tires make winter biking a real pleasure, I would highly reccomend investing in them."
Wednesday
Len Krietz replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I use Nokian studded tires on my bad weather bike if conditions merit (I have a spare set of wheels with them that I'll change to).  They do improve traction, steering and braking on ice (especially black ice).  Not sure if they help…"
Wednesday
DLS replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"For my mountain bike that I use for bad weather, I have the Nokian Mount and Ground Studded Bike Tire.  Got them on sale last year at REI.  I really like them and I didn't find them annoying on dry pavement.   Unfortunately…"
Wednesday
jolondon30 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I will say that if this winter is like last winter, which is what they are saying, really taxes one's morale.  I come home around 10 or 11 a lot of nights and in those temperatures I just found the entire experience very draining.…"
Wednesday
Jerry Lee replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"KevinM;    All I need them is to last this coming season, then retirement. Tandemonium; I seen on utube of making your own studded tires. I have a friend who used to race recumbents in January up in Minnesota's Big Bear lake, he would…"
Wednesday

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
an fat old man

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