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Easy repair for out-of-sync shift???
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Okay, this is weird...I had trouble shifting into 3rd gear from two, but I could shift into 4th and then back down to 3rd.Later on, I found that I couldn't shift into 7th at all.Upon closer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Aug 18.

A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
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1) What's up with those bikes with that extra set of handlebars perpendicular to the regular handlebars, the ones that make the cyclist practically lie down in order to grab? Usually used by people…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jun 9.

Some unsolicited advice...VIDEO!!

Okay, now more than ever, I strongly believe in this (especially after reading Juan 2-8 Mi's post):If you don't already have one, GET A VIDEO CAMERA AND MOUNT IT TO YOUR HANDLEBARS OR HELMET WHENEVER…Continue

Tags: camera, video

Started May 22

Into and out of Evanston...
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Anybody know of a safe way to cross between Chicago and Evanston? Only ways I know of are Sheridan and Clark Street/Chicago Ave.Sheridan is pretty dangerous on a bike where that big curve is. Sure, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon Feb 16.

 

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OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"I too am a Red Line avoider. :) I use MapMyRide, which is owned by UnderArmor. It's a decent app, although on at least two occasions it decided to not actually start timing me until my ride was about halfway over. But you can have it give you…"
Dec 6
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Ugghgh....I'm still suffering a bit from the wipeout I had there for that exact reason back in February."
Nov 10
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Following your suggestion, I stopped at a police station on my way home last night. Unsurprisingly, I got kind of a "nothing we can do" response. The guy said, "It was probably just some jackass who made a stupid turn, you know how…"
Nov 1
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That's very likely what happened. If the submissions get added to a database, they probably actually just store them in a temporary cache, and then bulk-add them to the database after a certain amount of time or a certain number builds up.…"
Oct 30
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I don't think the driver was actually on a trip, but the pink mustache was lit, telling me the guy was on call. On duty, but not necessarily in transit with a passenger. I just e-mailed WGN. I'll let CPD know as well...unfortunately, my…"
Oct 29
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns and Cw are now friends
Oct 29
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"I'm about 50 miles shy of 1400 miles this year. My goal is to reach at least 1500. Last year I think I went slightly over 1000."
Oct 29
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Okay, everybody, I think I win this thread with what I saw on my LFT commute home last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK3EhKTuhHI Yes, that's an on-duty Lyft driver."
Oct 28
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Shalini's discussion Action camera recos?
"I'm a cheapskate. I use an Ion Air Pro that I got for about $25. It does the trick. Only problem is once it's dusk you can't get a clear reading on license plates."
Oct 28
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to J Miller's discussion Walker hit by cyclist on Lakefront path at Fullerton 10/20/17
"One big issue is that if you're heading north on the trail, at North Avenue there's a turn that's actually labeled as a *bike* lane even though it actually takes you to the *pedestrian* lanes; they need to re-paint that. (And last…"
Oct 28
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to MeganK's discussion Advice for Secure Bike Rack/Storage Solutions for Apartment Building (~13 Bike Capacity)
"I used to keep my bike in our personal storage area - I'm surprised your basement doesn't have those, where you can actually lock it up. Now I store it in our garage space; we're lucky enough to have individual garage spaces that can…"
Oct 28
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Patrick M's discussion Moving to Chicago area - advice requested
"There is a pretty significant incline on the North Branch Trail, actually. I rode that for the first and so far only time about a year ago, right after the World Series. (I plan to go back, just haven't had a chance. I live in Edgewater myself…"
Oct 28
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Ed Fuhrmann's discussion New Bike Rack at ALDI. Should we be thankful... or insulted?
"That'll learn you to go to Aldi....yuk..."
Oct 28
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Last night on my way home, I was in the contraflow lane on Ardmore...or I THINK it's Ardmore??? Anyhoo...there was a Lyft driver pulled over in the bike lane. Guy in front of me yelled at him: "YOU'RE AN @$$HOLE!" Lyft driver…"
Oct 26
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Okay, that's right...yeah, the lights were blinking, and I kept trying to gauge whether that car was going to be moving forward. I took my chances and slowly went past it and saw there was nobody in the car!"
Oct 18
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"OMG, I think I saw that last night! Where was that??"
Oct 18

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Sign at Village Cycle Center
About me:
I'm a lifelong Libra. Been cycling in Chicago since 2014; before then, I hadn't touched a bike since, oh....about 1987.

Oh, and I also obey traffic laws on my bike (including stop signs); DESPISE Critical Mass (although I'd be all for it if they did Critical Manners here in Chicago); sometimes drive a gas-powered car; and believe the Lakefront Trail is a PATH, not the Tour de freakin' France...can you deal?

My bike is a 2014 Trek Shift 2 hybrid; got a hybrid because I had read that a hybrid is a good choice for people who haven't been on a bike in a while. My bike's name is Syd. And if you understand why I named my bike Syd, then...well, you and I should probably go out and grab a Guinness; I'd invite my wife to join us but she doesn't like Guinness.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.piefactorypodcast.com
My first bike:
Some cheap-o kid's hand-me-down from K mart courtesy of my ten-years-older brother

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