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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 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!"
Wednesday
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??"
Wednesday
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"SM damn H...."
Sep 18
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Okay, not really the bike lane, but...I keep my bike in our garage, accessible via an alley. Well...I couldn't get into the alley because of this (had to take a long way around):"
Sep 8
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to trash panda's discussion Beware of algae on the Lakefront Trail
"Really??? They sure as hell didn't barricade that icy patch I wiped out on in February that might be the cause of some surgery I might have to get soon. :("
Sep 7
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to trash panda's discussion Beware of algae on the Lakefront Trail
"That'd make it even WORSE. At least in my case. My tires do not do well with sand."
Sep 7
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Mount a hi-res video camera to your bike or helmet (which you should do anyway for your own good -- in case, God forbid, you need evidence) and just pass by the vehicles with the license plates in view of the lens. Go through the video when you get…"
Sep 6
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I don't know where this is, but this picture ended up on my Facebook timeline:"
Sep 6
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Thanks for taking the time to do this!"
Sep 5
Jim Reho replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion Easy repair for out-of-sync shift???
"+1 on the Park Tools article.  Sounds like you have insufficient tension on your cable.  Derailleurs can be a major PITA sometimes."
Aug 18
ad replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion Easy repair for out-of-sync shift???
"You likely need to adjust the indexing on your rear derailleur.  Random adjusting of the cables won't solve the problem now.  Here's a link to a good park tools article and video on how to adjust rear derailleurs. …"
Aug 18
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns posted a discussion

Easy repair for out-of-sync shift???

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 examination, I found that nothing was frozen into place or anything, but after some Googling and YouTubeing, I figured I'd adjust the cable attached to the handlebars. But now, my bike does shift into proper gear -- SORT OF...but it's one off. Basically, 1st and 2nd are the same, and no shifting until 3rd…See More
Aug 18
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"In all honesty, I've found most women to be pretty darned fast on their bikes, so someone shoaling them because of gender is, well...a pretty stupid idea. (One difference I've noticed: men are much more disrespectful in their "pretty…"
Aug 4
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"OMG, I thought I was the only one who had the irrational irkedness at those Lincoln Avenue folks!! Glad I'm not alone..."
Aug 1
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Went on a 15-mile ride earlier this afternoon. Here's what I spotted on the way back, on Bryn Mawr east of Pulaski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAUtXEjMuYw&lc=z12igb4ikzzog3wts22ct3ozkuilf11cq"
Jul 15
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Got it: if I go deaf, I have to give up my bike. :)"
Jul 14

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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