"I go to physical therapy right there at the UIC Sports clinic so I'm very familiar with this intersection. There are a whole lot of things that could & should be different but the reality is as cyclists is that we are the ones who pay…"
"There is real lessons to be learned from this. To sweep it aside or as Waymond put it ignore the 800lb elephant in the room is doing a disservice. This whole event has echoes of the Bobby Cann tragedy except this time we have the video at the…"
"It's a dangerous intersection no doubt but any intersection is inherently dangerous. To discuss the particulars of this one in this instance is deflection. If he was careful and waited for the signal he would not be in the hospital now…"
"With you here Waymond. Yea, it's a dangerous intersection as they all are. Certainly not one to enter against the light. All the bike infrastructure in the world is not going to protect you from yourself. Guy is very lucky to be alive. "
"Thx. Not pictured: Specialized Roubaix SL3, Bridgestone RB1, Pro Miyata, Albert Eisentraut, Raleigh DL1, (3) Raleigh Sports, (2) Raleigh Twentys, An immaculate Schwinn '66 Racer, and this 1970 Schwinn Typhoon.In the rack is a 1973 Raleigh…"
"Kinda flashy. They attract a lot of attention. High flange makes for a stiff wheel. I chose them because they echo the telephone dial hubs on the early Paramounts. I built this with a nod toward history. A modern interpretation of my '73 "
"I'm going to attend. I actually think the change of venue makes the event more accessible to a greater number and more diverse group pf Chicagoans. Palmer Square is only easy for those living north. Being off the LFP makes total sense. See The…"
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 ;)
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
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
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