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4 way stops and other mysteries
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Have the rules changed? As far as a quick Wiki search they haven't.A motorist approaching an all-way stop is always required to come to a full stop before the …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 13.

Cheap or wholesale parts
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I know working bikes, West Town and the Recyclery have at cost parts or much cheaper than retail but I can't always go that far for parts I mean I'm all about supporting your local bike shop they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Oct 7, 2016.

Directional tires
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Riding fixed and free wheel. I switch depending on conditions so does the tire direction matter? I really can't take the tire off and switch it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by This PBL dosnt make me feel safe Nov 5, 2015.

Riding and visibility
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As it gets darker earlier here we go again with riders without lights,that's an easy fix but I've noticed that the blinking red gets lost in the sea of red in traffic. Many cars have yellow turn…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Oct 15, 2015.

 

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Joel's discussion Tracking your cycling data
"Google maps is reasonably accurate and I just look at my day for curiosity. I kinda know how many miles I've done by the feel of my tiredness, I don't look at it everyday or do a spreadsheet. We'll see in a bit from wikileaks about…"
Mar 13
Tom A.K. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"I've entirely given up on trying to understand and explain the behaviors of most humans. Especially drivers. This is where you just go through the 4-way no matter how considerate/polite/law abiding you want to be that day. You have just had an…"
Mar 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"No just driving distracted, texting, trying to figure out how to parallel park an SUV. But... in several situations today I was in line or the last to approach the intersection and they either didn't know what to do or didn't know where to…"
Mar 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Tribune: Increase in Bike Lane Enforcement for 2017
"Today was horrible but that comes with the 9am drinking. Police were ticketing drunk and disorderly and while several Ubers and "party busses" blocked bike lanes on Lincoln,Halsted,Wells...the police vehicles were blocking the same…"
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"i get the feeling that 4-way stop protocol is no longer taught in drivers' ed... i also get the feeling that if the state began randomly stopping drivers and having them take a mandatory driving test would produce a 75-90% failure rate. When…"
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"Not necessarily. Riders who "blow through" stops usually don't survive long enough to become commonplace. i think it's more often the case that they've come to believe -through reading all the anti-cyclist screeds…"
Mar 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Tribune: Increase in Bike Lane Enforcement for 2017
"Intent or ignorance?  Sharrows are blocked all the time, the protected Kinzie,Clinton, Dearborn and Clybourn have cars in them routinely and they are clearly marked."
Mar 11
Mike Schwab replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"And they are used to bicycle riders blowing through so afraid to proceed."
Mar 11
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

4 way stops and other mysteries

Have the rules changed? As far as a quick Wiki search they haven't.A motorist approaching an all-way stop is always required to come to a full stop before the crosswalk or stop line. In most jurisdictions that use all-way stops, pedestrians always have priority at a crosswalk, even if the crosswalk is not…See More
Mar 11
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Cheap or wholesale parts
"You mention that working bikes, the recyclery, and west town are all too far out for you - where are you located? There's a lot of shops in the city that do price components very reasonably, but no sense suggesting ones that are too far away…"
Oct 7, 2016
ad replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Cheap or wholesale parts
"Smart Bike Parts is a local shop with a store front in Logan with a large online presence.  Cheaper than anything outside the huge online retailers given their online component, but keeps your cash in Chicago.   "
Oct 7, 2016
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

Cheap or wholesale parts

I know working bikes, West Town and the Recyclery have at cost parts or much cheaper than retail but I can't always go that far for parts I mean I'm all about supporting your local bike shop they need to have jobs but after twice feeling ripped off by a $12 inner tube and a $17 pair of pads these are just tiny pieces of rubber.So...I'm looking for a good local or at least U.S. based website to buy parts in bulk that I go through quickly.Side note. Money saved on parts will most likely be put…See More
Oct 7, 2016
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"I just picked up the magazine yesterday. Detroit is last, which is correct (mostly) there are areas you don't want to be in, brick paved on the far right of major streets but the Immediate midtown to downtown area is great for riding. A city…"
Oct 7, 2016
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"He shakes his fist at us all. Now take a stroll on Wells in Old Towne on a Friday or Sat urday with cars parked 2 wide on both sides sometimes 3 or driving in the opposite lane to go around."
Sep 30, 2016
Mike Zumwalt replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"And the portion of Dearborn they did resurface is an inch or more higher than the manhole covers nice bumpy ride."
Sep 29, 2016
Mike Zumwalt replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"The city is "broke" but last year they tore up and repaved Fullerton then started tearing it up again you're do the Damen/Elston/ Fullerton. Drivers explain about us being in the road, weaving but as noted potholes or a gap as little…"
Sep 29, 2016

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike.
About me:
10 years without owning a car.

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At 7:23pm on August 10, 2013, Fran Kondorf said…

Hi Mike-

 Those are pretty much my stompin' grounds as well.

Be glad to pick it up at your convenience.

 -FK

At 9:09am on July 28, 2011, Katie Jo Schuler said…
Oh yeah how's your toe?
 
 
 

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