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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, 2016.

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 Alex Z's discussion LFTmageddon?
"You cross Cannon Drive at 2700 North?  Seems very dangerous with no stop signs and speeding cars."
14 hours ago
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"I avoid Broadway between Diversey and Grace because it is too narrow.  Same with Fullerton Parkway between Halsted and Clark."
May 11
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Your photo best illustrates why I avoid the Randolph  PBL and ride in the driving lanes.  Cars are always turning into the parking garages.  There are no right hooks in the traffic lanes."
May 10
Mark replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Sometimes I get tired of people shoaling when I ride the Divvy
"Watch the video.  It's not even a Divvy bike.  The poster wants you to think it is.  Instead, he is just exhibiting rude behavior that pisses off drivers and gives the rest of us a bad reputation."
May 3
Mark replied to JoelS's discussion Lake Front Pedestrian/ Bike Separation Project
"No new pavement north of Belmont. Runners and walkers will be directed onto the secondary paths that meander closer to the lake. Should work out just fine."
Apr 22
Mark replied to JoelS's discussion Call the Park District to get Saftey Cones/ Painted Cross walks on the LFT
"While the signs are good to alert drivers, I actually thought of them as a physical hazard for trail users.  If the signs are replaced, they should somehow be farther away from the LFT cross walk or installed on sign posts on the edges of the…"
Apr 20
Mark replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Weber Spur joins the Sauganash Trail & the North Branch Trail
"Agreed, but this would be the icing on the cake."
Apr 4
Mark replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Weber Spur joins the Sauganash Trail & the North Branch Trail
"Very much hoping this section of the Weber Spur gets paved, as it will greatly improve access to the North Branch Trail from Bryn Mawr."
Apr 4
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Anyone See Anything on the Lakefront Path This Morning? (Cross post)
"It was my neighbor, Dan Banaczek.  He enjoyed riding and the outdoors.  He suffered a heart incident ironically riding to an appointment with his cardiologist.  He died doing one of the activities he loved.  Dan was just shy of…"
Apr 3
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Anyone See Anything on the Lakefront Path This Morning? (Cross post)
"I think was my neighbor. He was a very cautious rider. Still trying to get the details. Very sad."
Mar 31
Mark replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion Into and out of Evanston...
"California/Dodge. Except I hate the PBLs on Dodge."
Feb 10
Mark replied to Steve Fiete's discussion How many people ride both a recumbent and upright bike?
"I ride upright road bikes and bought a recumbent tandem a couple years ago.  Both have their advantages.  The recumbent is comfortable, especially for my wrists and neck, but I feel like there is less power as the pedaling stoke is out in…"
Dec 29, 2016
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Lake Front Path Expansion - Splitting the Path
"This is great news.  That being said, I am tired of hearing in the press releases how a cyclist plowed into the female runner.  The full story is that the crash happened as the runner made a u-turn at the Diversey Bridge without adequately…"
Dec 21, 2016
Mark replied to Josh L.'s discussion Last Night's Amusing Event on the LFP....
"I had a similar encounter with a lost cabbie on the LFT just south of Recreation Drive.  This was after a heavy snow and with high snow banks where the LFT crosses the Belmont Harbor entrance.  It was dark and I could see how it may have…"
Dec 2, 2016
Mark replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion A new bike path, under construction
"Any update on this?   Looking forward to checking it out!"
Nov 10, 2016
Mark replied to Duppie's discussion Recommendation for a local shop that can replace a top tube on my Surly LHT?
"Jessie at Comrade Cycles welded a crack in my frame several years ago and it is going strong."
Sep 16, 2016

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