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Nancy L. Fagin
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virtual bicycle museum

Somewhere in the house is a snowglobe of the car dealers, Celossi-Edelson (spelling?) with dollar bills floating about instead of glitter.  It symbolizes how pervasive car culture is to me - from…Continue

Started 23 hours ago

Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
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Dear Friends,Every once in a while we have have load of aluminum cans, brass, copper and iron/steel that we bring to General Iron Industries as recycling scrap.  You've seen the pick up trucks with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy L. Fagin May 26.

Peloton bike ad??
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I keep seeing this ad for Peloton stationary bikes - adult woman pedaling like crazy, the whole body is shaking and wiggling as she bikes/corresponds with an on-line trainer and others.  But the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy L. Fagin Jan 24.

Not a bike! A bike friendly apartment

First floor apartment, own keyed gate/side door. Large one bedroom (carpeted) with double closet across the entire wall.  Living room has wooden floor, kitchen has lots of cabinets and there's a…Continue

Started Nov 17, 2016

 

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virtual bicycle museum

Somewhere in the house is a snowglobe of the car dealers, Celossi-Edelson (spelling?) with dollar bills floating about instead of glitter.  It symbolizes how pervasive car culture is to me - from little kids in plastic shopping carts turned into cars to moms pushing plastic strollers-turned-cars.  NOW, what if bicycles (and their imagery) were as wide spread?  Instead of a television commercial of young women admiring the guy in the car - it's a bicycle?  Or the fashionable person in a film,…See More
23 hours ago
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Yes - my husband and I have volunteered at Working Bikes (twice) with the Peace Corps alumni, disassembling donated bikes for overseas shipment.  I will write to GII and see if they can at first pull out the servicable bikes. Nancy and Ron…"
May 26
Jeff Blumenthal replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"I have volunteered at Working Bikes and we would get bikes in just about any condition.  Some were ridable coming in the door while others had a few salvageable parts and were essentially scrap metal.  The key is making it easy to donate.…"
May 26
Paul Fitz, Scrabblor replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Nancy, We very much appreicate your concern about functional bicycles and "could-be" functional bicycles being treated as scrap rather than the valuable resource which they are. Our organization was founded with very much the same concern…"
May 23
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"We are in a warehouse building after closing our bookstore in 2013.  Folk clean out their units and toss a terrible amount of things - from bed frames, clothing (and more clothing), shoes, old video tapes, cd, buckets of paint...grandma's…"
May 22
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Any amount is ok - you do have to register at the desk (just to the north and up a flight of stairs and show an id).  You are then given a number on a big plasticized sheet (it doesn't fit into a wallet). Bring that with you every time and…"
May 22
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"I don't know - one of the crew member/scale guys mentioned the five bikes with tags - but with the sound of the machinery, folk lifts, and batteries and metal being tossed about, that was all he was able to shout.  He had ear plugs, I did…"
May 20
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Many thanks for your note.  We are in a warehouse building and the amount of tossed clothing, electronics, dishes, etc. is heart breaking.  Some things we pull (shoes!!) and bring to Salvation Army or The Ark.  Could probably make a…"
May 20
mike w. replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Out  in the suburbs, it isn't unusual to see a bike set out on the curb on trash collection day. The scrappers happily toss them in the back of the truck. Rideable bikes usually wind up becoming vehicles for their kids or neighbours whilst…"
May 20
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"No I don't think so.  The people collecting scrap metal are trying to make a living and not get in trouble with the law.  They are usually middle aged men with trucks (and licenses); the GII keeps everyone registered and on file.…"
May 19
TonyP replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Might be stolen bikes."
May 19
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

Bicycles as scrap metal!!!

Dear Friends,Every once in a while we have have load of aluminum cans, brass, copper and iron/steel that we bring to General Iron Industries as recycling scrap.  You've seen the pick up trucks with old file cabinets, exercise bikes and not-so-great bicycles (Roadmasters, Murrays, etc.). Last time we were there, someone brought in as scrap a good looking bicycle, a crew member even tested the brake handles, and spun the wheels - it was essentially brand new.  But once it was weighed in, there…See More
May 19
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I try to keep a small notebook and pencil in my knapsack  - and pull it out and write down the time, place and license plate number.  Somehow, the notebook and pencil seems to mean business...then move to the side and call 911.  311…"
Apr 11
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Several weeks ago I told a stretched limo to get out of the bike lane at Noble and Augusta; he just waved me off like a fly.  I stopped, got off my bike and wrote down his license plate, then moved across the street to call the police.  I…"
Mar 20
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Do not try this at home.  I remember seeing biking shirts that had printed on them mud splatter, grease etc. Just a fun visual effect - now if there was a way to drop a pattern of muddy bike tires on cars - maybe it would get the message across…"
Feb 7
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"On 1/25/2017 there was a stretched limo in the bike lane at Noble and Augusta (along with dozens of parents picking up their little darlings.  I told the limo driver that he was in the bike lane, he gave me the hand signal to "brush…"
Feb 2

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town, My business involves biking
About me:
You all have seen me - the old bike with the trailer with canvas bags full of mail. The bike helmet covers the gray hair.

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At 9:04pm on June 27, 2013, Lisa Curcio said…

Nancy, we are going to recruit you to Women Bike Chicago!

Lisa

 
 
 

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