The Chainlink

We all have an inner Beast...
  • Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

We all have an inner Beast...'s Friends

  • Haddon
  • maryrachel
  • OLB 0.1
  • Joe Guzzardo
  • Dovah Cat
  • Lisa Curcio
  • Katie 4.0 mi
  • Ultreya
  • Cyclegarden
  • Rich Evans
  • Kara B
  • Apie (10.6)
  • bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead)
  • Fran Kondorf
  • JustWill

We all have an inner Beast...'s Groups

We all have an inner Beast...'s Discussions

Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
5 Replies

Well, I have finally decided to buy a brand new bike.It is probably going to be a Fuji Sportiff (one of the many numbers that they have).However, while test riding them (10 bikes in total) we came…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill W. 5 hours ago.

Almost Hit by a CTA bus on Archer !!!!
6 Replies

At approximately 1600 hrs, today (29 Oct 2014), I was riding Southwest on Archer Avenue west of Ashland Avenue, when CTA bus #1732 (Run #6255) sped by me (WAAAAAAAY closer than the 3 feet clearance…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Waymond Smith Dec 11, 2014.

Salt and Debris Removal on Halsted ? When ?
11 Replies

I was just wondering when the city will be removing the excess salt and debris that is on the bike lanes on Halsted (and I'm sure everywhere else in the city) ?Not to mention taking care of the bolts…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by We all have an inner Beast... Mar 19, 2014.

Apple Cider Century - 29 Sep 2013
14 Replies

Who is going?Good Luck to everyone that is.I will be there. Gonna be wearing a U.S. Army kit on a pink and black modified '74 Schwinn Continental.Still trying to find a name for her (Conti or Pink…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A Oct 2, 2013.

 

Welcome, Manny FU...Really?!?!?

Latest Activity

Bill W. replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"I've ridden both 105's and Tiagra (as well as Ultegra, Campagnolo (rec/chor) and SunXCD). My commuter is running Tiagra drive train including Tiagra hubs (velocity diad rims). I've ridden it through the winters and have not had any…"
5 hours ago
notoriousDUG replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"105, no question. 105 is the sweet spot of best value in the Shimano line IMO.  "
8 hours ago
David P. replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"105 is better. Tiagra may be good enough for you. I think Tiagra derailleurs are good enough, but I'd definitely take 105 brifters over Tiagra units."
10 hours ago
Jim Kline replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"I'm a touring rider, not a racer, but I put a lot of force/torque on my gear (I don't spin-up, I go heavy gear and pump on hills).  At this point I'm 105 for life. I agree with other post - worth the extra. Smooth and relatively…"
11 hours ago
Matt Talbert replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"105 are entry level racing components. Best bang per buck for Shimano groupsets IMO. I have 105 (the 11 speed generation) on my bike that I used for races and group rides. Shifts quite well. Tiagra is fine if you are not racing or a little more than…"
13 hours ago
We all have an inner Beast... posted a discussion

Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?

Well, I have finally decided to buy a brand new bike.It is probably going to be a Fuji Sportiff (one of the many numbers that they have).However, while test riding them (10 bikes in total) we came across the issue of the Shimano 105 or Tiagra.So, I look to you, the cycling community, for advice.Which one would you buy, and why ?What makes one better than the other ?Thank you in advance for any help in this matter...Signed,Manny FUSee More
13 hours ago
We all have an inner Beast... posted a status
"If you see me, (the "old school aero bars - 80's era, with pink bar tape) say hi, or wave.Keep the wheels and pedal turning, and have fun !"
Thursday
Waymond Smith replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Almost Hit by a CTA bus on Archer !!!!
"I would have called the police and them come out."
Dec 11, 2014
PK RPR replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Almost Hit by a CTA bus on Archer !!!!
"Man, how dangerous would it be for all of us if bus drivers start talking around the water cooler about how much they hate bikes and how tough they bully us on the road. If you have the details please push hard so instead they say 'don't…"
Oct 30, 2014
Anne Alt replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Almost Hit by a CTA bus on Archer !!!!
"I've had pretty good luck sending emails to CTA about problems like this.  Here's the contact form. http://www.transitchicago.com/feedback/ "
Oct 29, 2014
We all have an inner Beast... replied to h' Zerocats's discussion Winter 2015- who's still riding?
"I will still be riding ..... hopefully my BEAST stays put together.... Gonna try to ride my road bike ('74 Schwinn Continental), "Conti" as long as I can. wish me luck."
Oct 29, 2014
We all have an inner Beast... posted a discussion

Almost Hit by a CTA bus on Archer !!!!

At approximately 1600 hrs, today (29 Oct 2014), I was riding Southwest on Archer Avenue west of Ashland Avenue, when CTA bus #1732 (Run #6255) sped by me (WAAAAAAAY closer than the 3 feet clearance required by law) and cut me off just before the construction on the I-55 turn-off (there is no bus stop there).I went around him (on the left, because he left me absolutely no room on the right side) and waited for the light to change.He did this 4 more times, and then reached out to grab my helmet…See More
Oct 29, 2014
Ricardo Cervantes and We all have an inner Beast... are now friends
Jul 31, 2014
We all have an inner Beast... replied to Jody's discussion What does everyone do or say to 'bad' cyclists?? Anything?
"First of all, and I don't want to sound too stupid, what is shoaling ? I know what salmoning is. Secondly, i do occasionally break some rules (using a stop sign or stop light as a "pause/slow down" sign, passing people on the right…"
Jun 12, 2014
We all have an inner Beast... replied to EssFresh's discussion New to me hand signal..
"Wow. How many more things are we gonna change ? What with the bike lanes being on the left in some places and on the right in others...This is confusing for riders (much less, motorists)....now, a whole new set of hand and arm signals ? (Patting of…"
Jun 12, 2014
We all have an inner Beast... replied to Ms. Red [Jessy Doolin]'s discussion May Critical Mass
"So, how was the Critical Mass ?"
Jun 3, 2014

Profile Information

What I ride:
Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
Retried Military Veteran, rather new to this whole biking experience.
Loving it, so far.
Getting better every day !

We all have an inner Beast...'s Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

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

Join The Chainlink

At 7:13pm on January 9, 2013, Haddon said…

thanks for the pick up, hopefully all that finds a home. have a good 2013

At 1:45pm on December 21, 2012, dan brown said…

wow. very cool manny (neighbor !) I will look for you and say Hi.

I work at 10 South Wacker. I face the river all day long and *your* building.

LOL.

Dan

 
 
 

Connect

© 2008-2016   The Chainlink Community, L.L.C.   Powered by

Disclaimer  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service