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87th Street Velodrome
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher C. Aug 16, 2013.

Crowd-sourcing bar tape
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mark stetson Aug 16, 2012.

PARTS WANTED: Need old cranks/BB, etc.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder Jun 19, 2012.


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"Nice bike :)"
Mar 19, 2016
Homebuilt replied to Juan 2-8 mi.'s discussion Bike rack pet peeves
"Officially, you're supposed to park parallel to the rack. I think that's especially for congested locations where they would block the sidewalk otherwise. In areas with more space, like my local El stop, perpendicular works much better. I…"
May 28, 2014
Homebuilt replied to peter moormann's discussion Kar Kickerz
"When people pass way too close a few times I reach out as they pass again to see if I can get them. If I touch the car, obviously they're way too close. I got a mirror to fold back once."
Jan 26, 2014
Homebuilt replied to Jimmy Baham's discussion Chicago's most dangerous streets for cycling?
"I have all sorts of favored routes depending on what I'm doing. I ride with kids sometimes and ride much tamer streets then. But some of the alternatives for some stretches: Paulina (that's a long "i" BTW) is a block west of…"
Jan 26, 2014
Homebuilt replied to Haddon's discussion Geared Coaster Breaks
"There are two cogs that are available for the i9, then you have to work with the chain ring. I don't know about other hubs."
Jan 16, 2014
Homebuilt replied to Brian's discussion I was ambushed
"I have given a perfectly good license plate in a physical assault and then had the police officer tell me that I had to be able to identify the driver as well. I'm pretty convinced they just don't want to help bicyclists. I have never had…"
Jan 15, 2014
Homebuilt replied to Laura's discussion Turned away at Walgreens Drive-thru Pharmacy
"I have never had a problem with Albany Bank (ALBANK) in this regard."
Jan 15, 2014
Homebuilt replied to Haddon's discussion Geared Coaster Breaks
"I have the SRAM i9 with disk brakes, so I can't answer your questions on brakes (I like the disk, BTW). The range is just fine. Look up a good gear calculator and put in your current and the hub you're thinking of. Then you can look at…"
Jan 15, 2014

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid, Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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At 11:03am on May 26, 2009, Rachel said…
Homebuilt, I have a bike seat you could take in exchange for removing it and installing a new seat I have. BUT, it's a woman's seat: a $60 Terry that turned out to be so uncomfortable that I had to put a gel cover over it. Now I found a wide seat at a tag sale I want to replace it with. If you're interested, I'm in Edgewater at 773-295-8190.
thanks, Rachel
At 10:48pm on October 23, 2008, Leah said…
hey there - you lived in belgium? where? i spent a semester in leuven learning flemish and traveling around. i definitely have a soft spot in my heart for belgium.
At 4:51pm on October 1, 2008, Julie Hochstadter said…
homebuilt, can you email john about the bike move? or me-
At 9:46pm on September 17, 2008, yellow jello said…
Thanks! I forwarded it to my friend and she's really excited. We'll see if it works out in the end.
At 2:06pm on September 9, 2008, Chucko said…
Hey dude! Welcome to the chainlink!

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