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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 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
Mark replied to Sanya's discussion Are You The Cyclist Who Caused My Friend's Crash?
"Also calling out On Your Left before passing another cyclist. "
Sep 8, 2016
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Locks Cut at Millenium Park by Management Last Night
"I went to see The Dark Knight on Tuesday and noticed there was only 1 bike parked in the racks behind the bike station.  As mentioned earlier, there is capacity for at least 50 bikes here, and it is conveniently located.  That said, there…"
Sep 1, 2016
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion How Should We Integrate the North Branch Extension with the street network?
"I also ride Bryn Mawr west to get to the NBT.  I am looking forward to the Weber Trail south being built to access the NBT extension."
Aug 30, 2016
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Locks Cut at Millenium Park by Management Last Night
"Also, there is no longer public bike parking inside McDonald's Cycle Center."
Aug 26, 2016
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Plans to Separate Southside Bike Path (Lakefront Trail)
"You are quick to recognize sarcasm. "
Aug 3, 2016
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Plans to Separate Southside Bike Path (Lakefront Trail)
"You are quick to recognize sarcasm."
Aug 3, 2016
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Plans to Separate Southside Bike Path (Lakefront Trail)
"There is already a stretch of double paths between 31st and 39th, but with no signs, it is still a free for all.  Once the paths are designated, I think trail users will get it.  If they don't, they will be politely reminded by the…"
Aug 2, 2016
Mark replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Repainting the LFT
"I disagree.  I think the new black coating makes it harder to pick out the cracks and imperfections that still exist as no work was done to repair the actual surface of the path."
Jul 28, 2016
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, 2016
Mark replied to Marc-Paul Lee's discussion Can we do anything about parking in a PBL?
Jul 6, 2016
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, 2016

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