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Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015

Ortlieb Warranty Policy
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The material on my Ortieb rear roller pannier split on the side recently after 4 years of faithful service.  Does anyone know what Ortlieb's warranty policy is?  Has anyone been able to have Ortlieb…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Apr 11.

Found Bike - 800 W. Lawrence
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A bike was found unlocked in the 800 block of Lawrence and is being held by the resident who found it in front of their building.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Jul 2, 2012.

Welder Needed
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I have a steel-framed Trek 400 that I bought new in 1987.  I've kept it in good shape, but last week, a crack developed in the left tube coming up from the rear hub where it tapers flat near the seat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter May 2, 2012.


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Mark replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Rash of crashes - Chicago Reader - possible LFT improvement?
"The trail used to be farther to the east, but was moved closer to the LSD ramps over 10 years ago.  I had a close call yesterday evening at this intersection.  The current trail configuration puts northbound trail users, especially…"
Jul 14
Mark replied to Marc-Paul Lee's discussion Can we do anything about parking in a PBL?
Jul 6
Mark replied to David H's discussion Please use your lights at night
"I think this is a growing problem and is part of the "minimalist" mentality that lights are just another accessory (like helmets and brakes) that are not necessary."
Jun 30
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Separated Bike Lanes on California Between Touhy and Dempster
"This sucks.  This was my preferred route through Evanston.  I once rode the Church St. PBL and it was my worst riding experience EVER full of right hooks and wandering pedestrians.  Buffered Bike Lanes, please!"
Jun 29
Mark replied to Chuckchuck's discussion Scrap the flyover Build a Protected Bike Lane on lower LSD
"The next phase of the flyover will be to extend the flyover to the LSD bridge at current path grade level.  The bridge houses will be hollowed out so the path and span over the river can be doubled in width, with the northbound path going…"
Jun 28
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"I love taking Kingsbury north out of the Loop, and would often ride that 1/2 block, one-way SB section north from Kinzie in front of the East Bank Club.  Then one evening as cars were lined up southbound waiting for the stop sign at Kinzie, I…"
Jun 27
Mark replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Cyclist Hit by Tour Bus @ Michigan & Oak
"I prefer to use Rush/Wabash/State heading north and catch the LFT via the tunnel at North Ave.  It may be a few blocks longer, but is much safer IMO."
Jun 24
Mark replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"Water was pooled all the way to the top of the lip on Sunday afternoon.  It was gone by Monday morning.  Hopefully there is some drainage mechanism designed into this or it will create more hazards when it freezes."
May 17
Mark replied to V W's discussion ever been chased by a dog? (or- when animals attack!)
"I got chased on my way to work a couple of weeks ago. Riding through Lincoln Park (in the park) just south of the zoo. This dog came out of nowhere growling and running along side real close. I coasted as to not antagonize it, but thought for sure I…"
Apr 19
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago to Build 50 Miles of ‘Better Bike Lanes’
"Agreed.  Buffered Bike Lanes are much safer and better maintained than Protected Bike Lanes. "
Apr 12
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"On the positive side, I commend Ortlieb for the durability of their plastic rails and clips, which have won the "friction war" with my Blackburn rack.  The rack has been worn away to the hollow core where the plastic rails rub against…"
Apr 11
RedwoodBiker replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"I had a bad experience with Ortlieb's customer service, too. After two weeks of not hearing from them, I followed through by phone, which will get you a much quicker response (800-649-1763). I found their warranty to be deceptively limited.…"
Apr 11
Mark replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"There was a plan to have a cantilevered trail jutting out from LSD when it gets rebuilt.  Not sure if that is still in the works, but that would elevate the trail above the waves."
Apr 7
Mark replied to pelotom's discussion The 6O6 Wins a National Award! - Plans to Expand East to the River!
"Would be great if the the 606 could be extended north under the Kennedy to the Cortland/Ashland intersection."
Apr 6
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Plans to Split LFP in Two: Bikers and Runners/Walkers
Mar 30
Mark replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"This week I have noticed a lot of orange markings on the pavement up and down the north LFT.  It looks like preparations are being made for replacing sections of pavement along the shore and farther north as well.  The Park District has…"
Mar 29

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