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Michael B
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A Positive Tribune Editorial
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Sep 29, 2016.

Cycling icon Danny Chew paralyzed in crash
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Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Sep 13, 2016.

This is what RAGBRAI is all about
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 4, 2016.

The Cheetah
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 2, 2016.

Obituaries of two cool cyclists who died (naturally) last year
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jan 5, 2016.

The type of U lock matters.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B May 14, 2015.

LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Nov 5, 2014.

How is that Chainlink website "tuneup" coming along?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by dan brown Apr 28, 2014.

Here is your chance to own the coolest bike of all time
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony L Mar 8, 2014.

It started with a flat tire.....
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Markus Jun 14, 2013.

 

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Latest Activity

Michael B replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"FU"
yesterday
Michael B replied to John Dow's discussion transporting your bike
"I think we can also agree that vans are much better for transporting bikes than pickups. No contest. I can fit 4 bikes easily & they ride in air-conditioned comfort. Blankets, cardboard, racks!?!? The whole set-up cost $30."
Mar 17
Michael B replied to John Dow's discussion transporting your bike
"To elaborate on this. I bought inexpensive fork mounts at Performance which I secured to a piece of 1x6 to carry my bikes inside my van. The same kind of thing can be adapted to a pickup. Easy & inexpensive solution."
Mar 16
Michael B replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"I'll leave the second lock on the rack so I don't have to carry both. It is a bit of a hassle to carry 2 ulocks as well as a cable lock with all the rest of the crap that I'm usually transporting. I'll risk losing a lock over my…"
Mar 16
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike-Cab Collision Caught on Camera on the News
"Cab ran the red. Plain & simple. The walk signal is illuminated. "
Mar 3
Michael B replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"Saw that days ago & Greenfield's first article after the sentencing. Ran the red. A fact that seems to be glossed over & certainly tempers my outrage. My point being unless I missed it in the 600+ posts in this discussion & the…"
Feb 11
Michael B commented on Waymond Smith's photo
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Winter Bike Swap

"That my crap there."
Feb 7
Michael B is attending Lee Diamond's event
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2017 Winter Bike Swap at Jaks Tap

February 4, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Come join us at the Winter Bike Swap 2017What is it?For the eighth straight year, Chicago area cyclists will be able to come together to browse and buy bikes, bike parts, bike clothes and accessories as well as discover a wide variety of companies, non-profit groups and organizations with bicycle related services.This is the…See More
Feb 2
Michael B replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"Sorry I'm a little late to this. Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding always was that Bobby Cann was run down from behind on Clybourn when he actually was hit by a drunk & speeding Ryan San Hamel after running the red at…"
Feb 2
Michael B replied to Jim Reho's discussion Are old Trek mountain bikes any good?
"My daily rider is an ancient Trek 830 that I've been riding for over 20 years. Fantastic bike. You can pick them up for a song as long as they're not early Wisconsin built lugged frames. Those are valued by collectors."
Nov 15, 2016
Michael B replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"Just ridiculed & deservedly so."
Oct 10, 2016
Michael B replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"I was thinking about the word choice also. It's not even inconveniencing all cyclists just the ones who use backpacks. Panniers are better. It isn't entitlement as much as it is just whining. "
Oct 8, 2016
Michael B replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"I wasn't replying to you. "
Oct 7, 2016
Michael B replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"I sincerely doubt the policy was implemented with cyclists in mind."
Oct 7, 2016
Michael B replied to Jim Reho's discussion How is the Red Arrow Highway?
"Easy to avoid & I recommend doing so. There are much safer roads that are adjacent.  Also it is closed for construction from Lakeside to Harbert."
Oct 4, 2016
Michael B replied to Michael B's discussion A Positive Tribune Editorial
"I really doubt that. I've been a subscriber pretty much my entire adult life & I find far more offensive pieces daily in the Trib (John Kass & Charles Krauthammer) than that editorial & I don't go running to cancel my…"
Sep 29, 2016

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser, Track, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
The beer

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At 10:47am on December 24, 2012, Serge Lubomudrov said…

Michael, I guess it was you running on the LFT? Sorry, didn't see you: tunnel vision. Though, I have to say that if it were a group of shapely women instead of middle aged dudes, I would probably notice them ;)

At 11:28pm on April 20, 2011, chixieonfixie said…

Michael - send me a pic of that paramount for sale..why are you selling it?

 

 

At 1:06pm on September 7, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Hey, Michael! How was your run?
At 3:15pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
I have no doubts it is, though it is still on my "to be read soon" list.

I was taking pictures there:

At 3:00pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Gee, are there so many Michaels? . . . A had to be more specific: did you go to the David Herlihy's book event at the Cellar? And by "met" I didn't mean "introduced."
At 1:59pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
We might have met at the Wine Cellar few weeks ago, Michael.
At 2:55pm on July 23, 2010, Sol said…
And I am looking forward to riding with you as well. It just hit me today that we are actually leaving tomorrow. I can't wait.
At 5:57pm on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Postscript: Hi Michael
One other thing of our previous thread that raises a question is that when I took a good look at the bike in the sunlight this afternoon one can clearly see blue paint showing through in various places on the frame and chain case. That along with the plastic fenders and no locking fork raise the question of whether this might be a parts bike salvage. This isn't anything I can't live with-I'm just wanting to establish what the bike is and to get your thought. My lbs says that he sold a lot of these bikes and there were not any plastic fenders. Did you buy it from a private party or a bike shop? Anyway, that's the latest. Jim
At 2:44pm on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Michael, yeah you definitely did a great job of packing. And I appreciate your observations-I think the variation in manufacture that you mention is likely the case. I'm taking it down to the lbs next week and look forward to some good times with it. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend. Jim
At 11:42am on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Hi Michael,

Please see my earlier post re comments and questions. Also, how do we reconcile that this Superbe does not have the fork lock which is a signal item for that model? BTW, the lugs on this model are really nice. Regards. Jim
 
 
 

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