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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?
"Sunrise this morning, around 6am. Sorry, the photo doesn't do it justice, especially with the dark beach in the foreground. It was quite lovely. "
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi commented on Brett Ratner's page Should We Set Up an L.A. Bike Trains-style Program in Chicago?
"I'd be happy to participate in an Evanston-Loop bike train. I follow three different routes to/from work, so I'm pretty flexible. I am generally at work from about 7:30 to 4:00."
Apr 12
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Took yesterday off, but rode again today. I purposely left my phone disconnected from the charger overnight. When I took off this morning the battery charge was at 7%. I didn't run My Tracks on the ride in this morning. When I got to work, it…"
Apr 3
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Not a problem at all. I should have given it a shakedown before now. Regarding wet conditions, I didn't pay close attention, but I think I probably rode in the damp/wet at least once. I do need to get some sort of cap for the usb port. I…"
Apr 1
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"On the ride home today, my phone started out at 81%, ended at 92%. Again, this was with My Tracks running."
Apr 1
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Tricolor shamed me into it, so here's a quick review. As I mentioned yesterday, I've had the Siva mounted on my Giant for a couple weeks. It took all of about five minutes to mount. Like most modern bikes, the Giant has vertical dropouts,…"
Apr 1
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Alas, I have been remiss. I mounted it on my Giant a couple weeks ago, and have ridden it back and forth to work a few times, but haven't actually plugged in any devices. My wife doesn't like her smart phone mounting bracket, so I should…"
Mar 31
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yes, nice ride. I tacked on another 45 minutes or so with a couple friends up in Evanston, then grabbed my bag and continued to work."
Mar 26
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Not too bad this morning. A bit of snow/slush/ice in the bike lanes. I rode Clark instead of LFT from Evanston. The wind off the lake was still bone-chilling. Despite the rather moderate temperature (around 28-30F), my hands were quite cold for the…"
Mar 24
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Do the neodymium magnets just slow down thieves? How do you get them out? Where do you find the very small ones I presume you need to drop into Allen key fittings?"
Mar 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"> It doesn't really capture how awesome it looked in person though ;-) Indeed. Personally, I think we just need more powerful flash equipment. :-) "
Mar 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I guess there are some situations where my mighty smartphone camera doesn't work well, but still, these views were pretty cool this morning. You'll have to use your imagination. :-) Moon rise: City waking up: Here's Oak Street…"
Mar 18
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Heading south? I rode from Evanston to the Loop this morning. I don't think I've ever ridden so fast solo, certainly not that easily. And I wasn't riding one of my go-fast bikes. Weather Bug reported a flood advisory, so (of course),…"
Mar 17
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"> Got in my first ride to work all winter. Huck, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think you missed winter. :-)"
Mar 16
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Rode LFT to Hyde Park and back yesterday. Lots of broken glass. Would have been much worse had I ridden city streets the entire way. I'm sure my tire savers saved my tubulars a couple times... "
Mar 16
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode today, but not really by choice. Our son managed to get our car towed overnight. I had to ride to the City of Chicago's impound lot at 701 N. Sacramento. Fortunately, there was a tailwind the entire way."
Mar 14

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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, 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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