"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.