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NY Times article on the revival of PBSC, Bixi manufacturer in Montreal
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FYI:The Uphill Push to Save a Bike-Share PioneerDoes Chicago still have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Schneider Jan 10.

Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
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Interesting piece in the Washington Post's Wonkblog today:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jan 10.

Building a list/database of problems
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In the discussion of the lawsuit by the cyclist paralyzed when she rode off the breakwater revetment, the twin topics of "permitted and intended use" and making the government aware of problems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Jan 8.

Anyone tried a tire bell?
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I had never heard of tire bells until this morning when I saw this ad on SF CL outed on bikeforums:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jan 8.

 

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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yes, nice ride in. Still, I think I'm ready for Spring... "
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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Dang... That's happened to me too. I have all the bits around here somewhere for a Sigma except for the display unit, which flew off somewhere on a ride in the northern suburbs a couple years ago. Perhaps a design problem?"
Saturday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Lots of swimmers swear by Cat Crap. It's available from places like CampMor and REI, so I presume it's supposed to work at low temps as well as high humidity. I only wear a pair of untreated Tifosi glasses, and leave my nose exposed. No…"
Feb 19
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"No problem getting home today. Should have a nice tailwind in the morning, and the forecast for around 5pm tomorrow looks no worse than this afternoon's commute. I think I'll ride. Everyone else should as well. :-)"
Feb 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Still riding. I don't know if the folks at work (and my wife) think I'm badass or batsh*t crazy. I haven't had any problems yet. I think today's ride home will dictate whether or not I ride tomorrow."
Feb 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I wasn't directly involved, but approaching Broadway on Rosemont today, I saw a pedestrian crossing the street. He went to go behind a bike waiting for the light and tripped on the bikie's rear wheel! As I went past, the bikie was bending…"
Feb 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode LFT between Ardmore and Fullerton this morning. While the stretch north of Lawrence wasn't as nice as it usually is, I thought it was certainly passable. Maybe it's my studded tires, but there were clear spaces to ride in should I…"
Feb 17
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Had the day off today, but rode from Evanston to a friend's house near Western and Irving Park. That gave me the opportunity to ride the North Channel Trail (between Lincoln and Lawrence), something I don't often do this time of year. The…"
Feb 16
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Thank goodness for studded tires. LFT had a fair number of icy patches, especially north of Foster. "
Feb 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Returned to the bike this morning, taking my usual route from Evanston to the Loop. The larger streets (Howard, Ashland, Pratt, etc) were no problem. The smaller side streets (Winthrop and Ardmore in particular) in the Rogers Park and Edgewater…"
Feb 3
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I should have ridden today. Took me about 30 minutes to shovel out to the garage to get my Schwinn three-speed to ride to the train. Walked the half-block-plus to Ridge St, then the rest of the ride to the train was fine. The platform and stairs at…"
Feb 2
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"A new experience on my ride in this morning. I was heading southbound on Wells, just approaching Wacker, when a pickup truck turned onto Wells and headed northbound. He didn't slam on his brakes as if he realized he'd made a…"
Jan 30
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Duppie said: I didn't encounter any ice at all (Evanston to the Loop via LFT). "
Jan 29
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Riding home (north) on LFT today felt like this: "
Jan 28
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
" Not to be confused with a SWIG of water (inside joke for Dave Beazley). "
Jan 28
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I suspect Duppie was right. No typo. I feel like a deer licking a salt block every time I take a swig of water from my bottle riding on these salty roads. Lovely weather. Thank goodness we aren't in New England (knock, knock, knock on my…"
Jan 28

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, A said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, A said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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