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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 Brett Mohr Jul 2, 2015.

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 Bus Rapid Transit comes to life in the Loop
"Buffered Bike Lanes I just saw 2 Streets and San workers out hand shoveling chunks of ice out of the Washington PBL, just west of LaSalle.  The Dearborn PBL was full of ice chunks just south of Kinzie yesterday, with the SB lane completely…"
Jan 4
Mark replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bus Rapid Transit comes to life in the Loop
"Forget the PBLs.  BBLs are much safer and easier to maintain."
Jan 4
Mark replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Lake Front Path at Fullerton
"Does anyone know what the lighting plan is for the new section of trail?  There are no light poles next to the trail, which is now being lit by temporary construction lights nearby. "
Dec 15, 2015
Mark replied to Kindy Kruller's discussion Need your help! Support the North Branch Trail Extension
"Thanks for bringing this to our attention. There currently is no safe route to access the trail head at Devon and Caldwell. The circuitous, not-so-well-marked bike route is a joke. I am a constituent and sent an email to Commissioner Gainer today."
Nov 8, 2015
Brett Mohr replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"Ortlieb panniers have a 5 year warranty. How long ago did you contact them? If it's been any longer than a week, I'd try again and maybe be a bit more stern."
Jul 2, 2015
Duppie replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"Too bad. I have had much better experience witht the Touringstore. The owner doesn't refer you to Ortlieb, but takes care of it himself."
Jul 1, 2015
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"REI.  They didn't offer any assistance other than providing me the receipt to send to Ortlieb."
Jul 1, 2015
Duppie replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"Where did you buy it? Did you contact them?"
Jun 30, 2015
David P. replied to Mark's discussion Ortlieb Warranty Policy
"I have dealt with Ortlieb USA for warranty issues on a couple of occasions and found them very helpful. I had a Bike Shopper whose zipper eventually failed after 5 years of daily use. I don't consider that a warranty issue - I just bought a new…"
Jun 30, 2015
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Jun 30, 2015
Mark replied to Waymond Smith's discussion What would you have done?
"Since most pedestrians can't hear my On Your Lefts, I save them for critical areas where they may turn left.  I do try and give OYL's to cyclists, as they tend to be less hearing-impaired."
May 4, 2015
Mark replied to PK RPR's discussion Best routes (tricks) around Oak-Ohio closure
"Exit LFT at North Ave underpass, then west on North Ave, south on State, east on Delaware, south on Wabash, east on Wacker PLACE across Michigan and up the ramp, south on Upper Columbus to Upper Randolph.  Only 3 stoplights on Wabash between…"
Jan 12, 2015
Mark replied to Sol's discussion Broadway Protected Bike Lane FAIL!
"Bring on the BBLs!!!   Another reason why PBLs suck."
Jan 8, 2015
Mark replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Good Intentions, Bad Execution -- Berteau Greenway
"The signs on the island in the middle of Clark have been run over as predicted, so now there is no warning for drivers.  This island is dangerous for cyclists and needs to be removed!"
Mar 19, 2014
Mark replied to Sean Newby's discussion Woman On Bike Attacks Car Photoshoot With Water, Doesn't See Cop
"I hope the Chicago Park District received a nice fee for allowing the shoot. They deserve it for all of the work they have put into maintaining the LFT this winter!!"
Feb 22, 2014
Mark replied to Eli's discussion How to lobby for a bike lane
"Broadway north of Foster is controlled by IDOT.  It makes sense to extend the buffered bike lanes that will be installed between Lawrence and Foster north to at least Bryn Mawr.  I am confident that IDOT can be persuaded once they see the…"
Jan 24, 2014

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