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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jeremy replied to Michael B's discussion A Positive Tribune Editorial
"My thought:  Many people must have canceled their subscription after the recent Tribune op-ed ("Why should I have to look for cyclists when I make a right turn?")"
Sep 29
Tom A.K. replied to Michael B's discussion A Positive Tribune Editorial
"Yes, wow. When you look at any movement for positive change, you find that they take time and persistence to effect any worthwhile change on those who are not of the same opinion."
Sep 29
Cheryl replied to Michael B's discussion Another Tribune Editorial
"Wow."
Sep 29
Michael B posted a discussion

Another Tribune Editorial

Incrementally the old boys at the Trib just might be getting the message It's called the right-hook crash. A motorist on a busy street approaches an intersection and wheels into a right-hand turn, perhaps never glancing into the side mirror to see a bicyclist coming up on the right side. In an instant, lives are changed forever. A helmeted cyclist crumpled on the pavement, a mangled bicycle nearby, yellow police tape cordoning off another traffic death.That was the scene Monday, when bicyclist…See More
Sep 29
Michael B replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion North Branch Extension
"I did a nice long run on it yesterday and it is a great addition to a favorite trail. One has to appreciate the effort with the 2 wonderful bridges. A plus for me is that it brings the trail 2 1/2 miles closer to my house."
Sep 26
Michael B replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"Once again the best response is from the indispensable Bike Snob NYC http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/"
Sep 20
Michael B replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "Evanston debates whether to backpedal on bike lanes"
"No. Kick me out."
Sep 14
curt(is) locke replied to Michael B's discussion Cycling icon Danny Chew paralyzed in crash
"What is most soul-sucking about this posting is the judgemental commentary regarding the lifestyle choices of Danny Chew. Talk about your basic lack of human decency. Why do I EVER read the Comments section online?!"
Sep 13
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Chicago Tribune published another anti-bike piece in less than a week? Shocking.
"He's riding with Comrade Cycles. He rode fairly strong for the second time out. 29th out of 115."
Sep 12

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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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