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Police Action on Illinois Prairie Path This Morning
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Two Elmhurst police officers on bicycles were on the Prairie Path at Spring Road at 7:15 am and two uniformed DuPage Sheriff's officers were heading east at Grace Street in Lombard.  I've NEVER seen…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris C Jun 14, 2016.

Did I See Yasmeen on the Great Western Trail in Villa Park Yesterday? Celebrity Sighting!
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If so - I hope you had a nice ride!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen May 16, 2016.

Tire Ruined?
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Stored my Schwalbe Winter Studded Road Tire 700c x 35mm standing up leaning against a wall for 7 months.  Installed today.  Bulge at valve.  Deflated and reinflated.  Bulge again.  Thoughts?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by notoriousDUG Nov 22, 2015.

Alfine 8 Freezing This Morning
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I have a Alfine 8 IGH that shifted very unreliably into higher (greater resistance) gears this morning - presumably due to freezing.  It has less than 1,000 miles on it and was new in September.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cameron 7.5 mi Jan 6, 2015.

 

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Joe M replied to Vitaliy's discussion Cycling Boots for winter
"I highly recommend 45 North Wolvhammer boots.  I've had my pair three years and they've been durable and kept my feet warm and dry.  "
Nov 11, 2016
Joe M replied to Tandemonium's discussion Lake Michigan 1/2 Circle Tour via Tandem
"Great trip and pics!!!!! Congratulations! Looks like fun!"
Sep 15, 2016
Joe M replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Stud
"I've also commuted daily the last two winters on studded tires.  I left them on all season.  I really don't like them - they're SO HEAVY.  In the spring - on their removal - my bike feels like it's got wings. I…"
Sep 15, 2016
Yasmeen replied to Joe M's discussion Police Action on Illinois Prairie Path This Morning
"Just once a summer? Pffft!"
Jun 14, 2016
Chris Hainey replied to Joe M's discussion Police Action on Illinois Prairie Path This Morning
"DuPage County chair Dan Cronin does an annual bike to work: http://www.ipp.org/event/dupage-county-bike-work-dan-cronin-glen-ellyn/"
Jun 14, 2016
Joe M posted a discussion

Police Action on Illinois Prairie Path This Morning

Two Elmhurst police officers on bicycles were on the Prairie Path at Spring Road at 7:15 am and two uniformed DuPage Sheriff's officers were heading east at Grace Street in Lombard.  I've NEVER seen uniformed Sheriff's officers on the Prairie Path.  Anyone know anything about this? See More
Jun 14, 2016
Joe M replied to Yasmeen's discussion Official-Looking Stickers Are Anything But Legit
"the Donald probably has one on his limo ... "
Jun 1, 2016
Yasmeen replied to Joe M's discussion Did I See Yasmeen on the Great Western Trail in Villa Park Yesterday? Celebrity Sighting!
"Ha! that's hilarious. I'm not a celeb. Sorry, I was on my way back from Lincoln, Nebraska yesterday. I wish I was riding my bike on the trail.  Do you want to be a celeb??? Ok, so there is a way to see me as I will be in Chicago with…"
May 16, 2016
Joe M posted a discussion
May 16, 2016
Joe M replied to mweerd's discussion Dedicated Winter Bike?
"Breezer Beltway 8 - All Year Commuter.  Schwalbe 700c x 35 Winter Studded Snow Tires in winter.  "
Nov 25, 2015
notoriousDUG replied to Joe M's discussion Tire Ruined?
"A bad tube cannot cause the tire to bulge, you did not have the bead seated."
Nov 22, 2015
Joe M replied to Joe M's discussion Tire Ruined?
"They were the bomb last year.  It was like a Bing Crosby movie gliding silently down the icy Prairie Path with snow falling and the Luxos B cutting a beam through the blanket of darkness.  "
Nov 21, 2015
Thomas Bruzan replied to Joe M's discussion Tire Ruined?
"Great news. Those Marathons are expensive, but definitely worth the money."
Nov 21, 2015
Joe M replied to Joe M's discussion Tire Ruined?
"Thanks to everyone's input.  I am relieved to report that the tire is not bad and that the problem was a defective tube.  Ready for winter riding!  "
Nov 21, 2015
Irvin Steinert replied to Joe M's discussion Tire Ruined?
"Hard to say without a photo. It would be certainly worth removing tire and tube and starting the process over. Mark the area of the bulge, place the tire on in a different position (rotate it relative to the valve location on the rim). If the bulge…"
Nov 21, 2015
David P. replied to Joe M's discussion Tire Ruined?
"Is the bulge at the bead or in the casing? I suspect you just don't have the bead seated at the valve."
Nov 21, 2015

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Interest in Bicycling

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