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Michael B
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New Bike Lanes in Irving & Portage Park
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams May 19.

North Branch Trail Flooded
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gopher Biker May 5.

Lakefront Trail Updates
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Apr 12.

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.

 

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Latest Activity

Michael B replied to Katy K.'s discussion North Branch Trail - Closures?
"The new part that starts at Foster & Kostner is hella flooded at the underpass after the Weber Spur."
Thursday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"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…"
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"Twist grips"
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"1973 Raleigh Competition. Paint by Duane Waller. The bike I had as a youth. Wanted a Pro couldn't afford it."
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"1977 Raleigh Professional MkIV"
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"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  "
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"My Commuter '89 Trek 830. More miles on it than your average CTA bus. Love this thing"
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"My other Paramounts '73, '82, 89"
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"1964 Chrome Schwinn Paramount. All-original"
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Bicycle Stable
"75th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount. Custom built. Custom fit. True Temper Stainless Steel. Campagnolo Athena drivetrain & brakes. Ritchey stem & seatpost. Curtis Odom Holey Hubs."
Wednesday
Michael B replied to Alisa Hauser's discussion Tour de Fat - Are You Still Going?
"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…"
Tuesday
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"The newest section is flooded. Right where you'd expect it. The underpass next to the river a bit north of the Weber spur. A work around through the parking lot over to Foster then Elston to the new section at Forest Glen."
Jul 14
Michael B replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"Coolio. It's also a good thing to check your post by using the PREVIEW button before publishing."
Jul 14
Michael B replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"nope. I was having trouble adding a link also. I was able to with the HTML box. Good old NING. "
Jul 14
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclist Hit on Nachez Trace, Driver Speaks Out
"My take on the "throwing the bike at my car" thing is that is what he told police before they let him know that a video existed then he switched to his story to the tried & true "I didn't see him". No doubt he'll…"
Jul 13
Michael B left a comment for David Henri
"That Coppertone Paramount is actually a '73. I retired it 2 years ago after 5 Ragbrais & 10,000+ miles. Most of the paint is now worn off the top tube. It is a color that cannot be matched. I replaced it as my main bike with a 75th…"
Jul 11

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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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