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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 Brian S's discussion Lakefront Path to Loop via the Riverwalk
Sep 11
Mark replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Cyclist Seriously Injured in Blody Collision on the 606 during Tuesday Evening Commute
"The largest source of funds used to construct the 606 trail were federal CMAQ funds which must be spent on bicycle commuting infrastructure.  For this reason, bikes must be allowed on the 606."
Aug 28
Mark replied to Gage B.'s discussion Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn
"That was my thought.  They shortened the timing for the north crosswalk without thinking about keeping the original longer timing for the south crosswalk.  The north-south crosswalks parallel to Dearborn have independent timing. …"
Aug 9
Mark replied to Jane's discussion Bicycle parking at the new Dan Ryan 95th L station
"Contact the Active Transportation Association."
Aug 7
Mark replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"I must not have passed you yet!  I always calmly call out to each cyclist I pass on the LFT.  The one thing I notice is I hardly get any "thank you's" in return anymore.  It used to be about 50%, now it's maybe…"
Aug 4
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"Leavitt is great northbound from Clybourn to Balmoral.  Wish there was a curb cut in the cul-de-sac at Montrose."
Jul 26
Mark replied to Steve Cohen's discussion Randolph bike lane horror
"I ride Randolph every morning from Columbus to Dearborn.  I almost always ride in the traffic lanes as I feel safer by avoiding those cars turning into the garages and also get a longer green at State Street and avoid the construction mess at…"
Jul 7
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why Do (Some) Fellow Cyclists Get Important Issues SO Wrong?
"Great video.  It is important to note that what most people see on semi-trailers are aerodynamic skirts, which are not side guards."
Jul 5
Mark replied to Alex Z's discussion Stop sign pet peeve
"I try and time my approaches to these intersections so I am not arriving at the same time as a car and we're both waiting for each other to go first.  I also coast up stop signs.  I can't stand cyclists that don't alter…"
Jun 21
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Construction 2017... Oh My!
"Lots of good information here.  Would be great if there was a "Road and Trail Conditions" section of the Chainlink where running threads for a given street or trail could be posted and updated by users.  Maybe divide into regions…"
Jun 19
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"This morning at the Bike to Work Rally at Daley Plaza, CDOT gave an award to the Department of Finance which has a team of ticket writers on bikes that issue tickets to cars parked in bike lanes.  Keep it up!"
Jun 16
Mark replied to Alex Z's discussion LFTmageddon?
"Using the underpass south of Belmont is much safer (and shorter) than using the posted Diversey underpass detour."
Jun 7
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."
May 24
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

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