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When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delays

Haven't seen this recent Grist article mentioned here. Apologies if it's a duplicate.When…Continue

Started Sep 11

Cute bike mirror
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Just stumbled on this on Etsy. Might work for the beer drinkers among us.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MK Aug 27.

1971 Atala Competizione frame & fork
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This is a 1971 Atala Competizione frame, stamped "21" on the bottom bracket, which is its seat tube measurement in inches, center-to-top. The top tube measures 21-3/8" center-to-center. The wheelbase…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Aug 22.

Commuting advice for skirt-wearers from Grist
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Saw this just now and thought it was quite clever. For you ladies who commute in skirts...Put a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Jul 17.

 

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When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delays

Haven't seen this recent Grist article mentioned here. Apologies if it's a duplicate.When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delaysSkipSee More
Sep 11
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Those were in a mailed package? If so, that's a while other kettle of fish (federal crime). Contact the post office."
Sep 11
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Holy smokes, was it ever beautiful out there this morning!"
Sep 7
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Unusual community art in Rogers Park... (sorry for the crappy photo - I stopped for something else, then noticed these guys hanging there. I was clearly too close...) "
Sep 3
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"If post breakage was a problem using these extenders, I'd expect to see reports of carnage they caused on the web. I wasn't able to find anything with a few Google searches. Is post breakage a known problem?"
Sep 1
MK replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Cute bike mirror
"Wow that helmet costs more than my bike. Too bad this is sold out... https://www.etsy.com/listing/175222880/banana-holder"
Aug 27
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Cute bike mirror
"I suspect it would pop off your eyeglasses and clatter away harmlessly. OTOH, this might give me pause: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190444113/unique-handcrafted-wooden-bicycle-helmet "
Aug 27
S replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Cute bike mirror
"I'd hate to think what might happen if you crash or fall down and that bottle cap gets shoved into your face."
Aug 27
Skip Montanaro 12mi posted a discussion

Cute bike mirror

Just stumbled on this on Etsy. Might work for the beer drinkers among us.https://www.etsy.com/listing/130686736/beer-view-mirror-bicycling-mirror-madeSee More
Aug 27
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion 1971 Atala Competizione frame & fork
"I hope not. I will include the seatpin (old style, separate clamp at the top). I'm at work right now and heading out of town for the weekend this afternoon, so I won't be able to measure it until Monday at the earliest, but if…"
Aug 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to KevinM's discussion Is anyone using the Bike Commuter Tax Benefit?
"I get three $20 vouchers every three months. Sure, it doesn't accumulate quickly enough to buy an entire bike. I use it buy consumables. Don't know if it's been mentioned already, but the money comes from your employer. I assume they…"
Aug 21
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to prof.gfr's discussion RFID-style chip for stolen bikes
"If my bike is stolen, that's bad for me, and presumably good (at least temporarily) for the thief. If I was the only bike owner that thief took advantage of, then sure, I understand your admonition to get over it and move on. However, San…"
Aug 21
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion 1971 Atala Competizione frame & fork
"Dang, forgot that. My apologies. $125."
Aug 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi posted a discussion

1971 Atala Competizione frame & fork

This is a 1971 Atala Competizione frame, stamped "21" on the bottom bracket, which is its seat tube measurement in inches, center-to-top. The top tube measures 21-3/8" center-to-center. The wheelbase is 40". The serial number, stamped near the top of the seat tube on the right side, is "71A1092".I bought it as a complete bike on Craigslist for its parts. I never even looked at the frame. Once I got it home and looked at it, I thought, "hey, this is a nice frame." I adjusted it and set it up so…See More
Aug 16
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Good commuting panniers?
"I am in the camp of leaving suits and shoes at work and wear a super light backpack (think smaller than a camelback) to/fr work. I carry undies, socks, keys, lunch, etc. inside. My shirts and suits go to the cleaners near the office."
Aug 13
JM 6.5 replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Good commuting panniers?
"I went the inexpensive route and picked up Axiom LaSalle DLX panniers ($60 for the pair) over 1 year ago. I use them daily and I haven't had any issues with them. I would definitely buy them again, even more so considering the price…"
Aug 13

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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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