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Ten Thousand Ripples
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I always wondered who was responsible for the "emerging" Buddhas all over the Chicago area. Now I know.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Mar 21.

Props to West Town Bikes

I've spent the past three Tuesday evenings at West Town Bikes learning the basics of building wheels during open shop. I had a great time thanks to…Continue

Started Mar 19

Some days ...
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... Bike Snob NYC just makes me chuckle. Today was one of those days. From the latest episode:[Justice Stephen Breyer is] "like the Cadel Evans of the Supreme Court."[an idiot] "is riding straight…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Mar 12.

 

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kiltedcelt and Skip Montanaro 12mi are now friends
6 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to kiltedcelt's discussion F/S Brooks B17 lightly used - low miles $60
"Sent you a note offline, as a friend request. I'll take the saddle if it's available. Skip"
7 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to kiltedcelt's discussion F/S Xtracycle FreeRadical with P-racks, wide loaders, flight deck, and extras $300
"I already have one, so don't need it. If someone would like to test ride one, give me a shout. The caster setup for storage is very clever. I might have to give that a whirl. (We're still trying to figure out how to arrange things in the…"
Friday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"Yes. Also,  (but, like Dave, not meaning to put words in heather's mouth), I interpreted her choice to wear heels not necessarily as a fashion statement, but as a choice of convenience. It saves changing shoes or carrying a spare…"
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"Not at all. I'm 60. The last time I attempted to make a fashion statement, I think I was perhaps 4. My father made sure I never made any fashion statements in high school. :-) It's just that what one should wear on a bike is a topic that…"
Wednesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"This should be interesting... "
Wednesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
""I predict Robert Underwood will have a nice tailwind this morning." - Carnac the Magnificent "
Wednesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I bailed out this morning. Too icy here in Evanston. Started out, got about a half block, and turned around. It's like everybody has put away their snow/ice equipment. If you ride today, be careful..."
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
" Indeed... "
Apr 11
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I hope you're right, but the NWS seems to think it will change directions. "
Apr 10
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Imagine how much you would have sweated with a nice headwind. :-) There is a small craft warning until 10am today. There was a southerly headwind this morning going in, and it looks like it will clock on me and be a northerly headwind going home as…"
Apr 10
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Rule 60:  "
Apr 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I can't imagine the valve core coming out with a Schrader (auto-style) stem. The wrench flats will be 4.5mm. Not a common size, so a small crescent wrench will be your likely weapon of choice. "
Apr 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Cheap cargo bike?
"I have a Specialized Cross Roads to which I added an Xtracycle Free Radical several years ago. All told (used bike + Free Radical), I think I've got about $600 into it. I'm sure the Free Radical costs a bit more now. Still, that's…"
Apr 4
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Alex James's discussion Hipster Hunting Trophy, or, another one bites the dust.
" I don't think of myself as tall, but yeah, I tend to favor 60-63cm frames. 58 or 59 in a pinch. "
Apr 4
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Alex James's discussion Hipster Hunting Trophy, or, another one bites the dust.
"Any good bike shop should be able to straighten those dropouts. OTOH, if you're just going to get rid of it, let me know. It looks to be about my size. (But don't tell my wife!) "
Apr 4

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The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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