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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.

I'm a Car Guy...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Waller Jun 23, 2013.

$20 disposable bike?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by spencewine Oct 15, 2012.

New Bicycle Museum
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Aug 28, 2012.

 

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Michael B replied to Cheryl's discussion RAGBRAI transportation
"...and the 20' box truck. If Clark actually knew what we carried to support this ride his head would explode. He doesn't have a clue but always has a better idea. See you tonight. "
Friday
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion RAGBRAI - down to the count. Who's going?
"My bike's pretty cool. Me? Not so much. See you in a week. "
Jul 15
Michael B replied to Kathryn Brayton's discussion Lots of runners in the bike lane lately?
"I'll also add that when running I encounter cyclists on the sidewalk virtually every time I go out. I've learned to expect it and be chill even though there are specific ordinances against it. As far as I know there re no such restrictions…"
Jul 14
Michael B replied to Kathryn Brayton's discussion Lots of runners in the bike lane lately?
"The reason a runner will choose to run in the bike lane or street as opposed to the sidewalk is because asphalt is easier on your joints than concrete. I'm not defending runners that do this just giving you the reason. It's not something I…"
Jul 13
Michael B replied to Kathryn Brayton's discussion Lots of runners in the bike lane lately?
"There are races of this caliber every weekend. There is nothing special about the R&R Half that would add runners. There are actually fewer races in July & August because of the heat."
Jul 13
Michael B replied to Zach Alukos's discussion RAGBRAI - Week Rider Bracelet for Sale
"I'll take it."
Jul 6
Michael B replied to Peter Zelchenko's discussion Automated pedestrian collision detectors
"Sorry pal I'm done with you. Ride the train & hide under your bed. "
Jul 3
Michael B replied to Peter Zelchenko's discussion Automated pedestrian collision detectors
"Sigh. No you're certainly not going to change my mind not because of my age though. I'm actually quite adaptable when proven wrong. Practical application of these devices has been quite delightful and I continue to marvel at just how good…"
Jul 3
Michael B replied to Peter Zelchenko's discussion Automated pedestrian collision detectors
"I'm hardly an outlier as you would like to believe. Another assumption you're making like my age. Most people who have trouble finding north on a GPS (which I find b.s. There's an arrow. duh)) will have trouble with a paper map. The…"
Jul 2
Michael B replied to Peter Zelchenko's discussion Automated pedestrian collision detectors
"I'm 59 & you're right this is not the place to debate this. I do very much remember a glove compartment full of maps & buying a Rand McNally Road Atlas every year. I now have have a GPS in my car, bike & on my wrist. I update…"
Jul 2
Michael B replied to Peter Zelchenko's discussion Automated pedestrian collision detectors
"You're being sarcastic right? GPS does do a vastly better job than human directions or atlases. Do think otherwise is laughable. I'm confident because I'm right. Take for example the right hook collision that killed the the Divvy…"
Jul 2
Michael B replied to Peter Zelchenko's discussion Automated pedestrian collision detectors
"Hmmmm as of this month in 2016 drivers account for 17,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. I'll take my chances with our future robot overlords. They can't possibly do a worse job. "
Jul 1
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mountain Biker Killed by Grizzly Bear by Glacier National Park
"I'll speak for myself as a white Chicagoan who lives on the NW side & raised 2 sons into adulthood here. I rarely if ever see the violence that plagues this city. Englewood & Austin or Back of the Yards might as well be Istanbul. Sad…"
Jun 30
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mountain Biker Killed by Grizzly Bear by Glacier National Park
"Always a miserable month in Chicago if all you want to focus on the murder rate but somehow I doubt that really affects you. Let's not split hairs because you clearly know that I meant the attack in Istanbul. Again you can always find a greater…"
Jun 30
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mountain Biker Killed by Grizzly Bear by Glacier National Park
"Jeez man why stop in Chicago? How many people died in Turkey? You can always, always put things in some sort of perspective. It's an interesting story that involves cycling. Just that nothing more. "
Jun 30
Michael B replied to john89's discussion Endless saddle issues
"Two things that I would suggest because my guess is that it's not the saddle but you. Do exercises to strengthen your core. These muscles are essential to comfortable cycling. Another thing to add would be yoga. Specifically the Iyengar…"
Jun 30

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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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