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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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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion So...new company rules, picky GM, and flats galore!
"Jiminy Crickets, man... Are you smiley-challenged?"
15 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion So...new company rules, picky GM, and flats galore!
"Perhaps you could expense the cost of repairing all those flats. Bill them for time and materials. :-) "
18 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion So...new company rules, picky GM, and flats galore!
"I think it was originally developed for the tubeless set, but i think it is applicable to tires with tubes as well. I have used it in tubulars. Here are a couple…"
22 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion So...new company rules, picky GM, and flats galore!
"Hmmm... A couple things come to mind (aside from pissing off your GM): Try something like Stan's sealant Try some different tires (you don't mention what you have, but perhaps Continental Gatorskins come in your size) Carry your bike…"
22 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Natalie O's discussion 'Walk your Bike" Signs
"We need a "like" button. Thanks for the detailed response, Simon. "
23 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Natalie O's discussion 'Walk your Bike" Signs
"Natalie, can you post a few candidate locations/intersections where you are considering adding signage? People here could then look at them using Google Street View and perhaps provide specific feedback. I can see where you might exclude cyclists…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Marcy's discussion working on endurance
"Not sure who your comment was addressed to, but I will answer from my perspective. I have several bikes, a fixed gear commuter (which I sometimes ride on the weekends if the mood strikes), a few vintage road bikes, and a couple others that…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Marcy's discussion working on endurance
"On routes I don't know, I use Google's My Tracks app to compute the distance (I have an Android phone - I assume it or something similar is available for the iPhone). For routes I ride regularly -- such as my three different routes to/from…"
yesterday
kiltedcelt and Skip Montanaro 12mi are now friends
Monday
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"
Monday
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…"
Apr 16
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"This should be interesting... "
Apr 16
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 "
Apr 16
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..."
Apr 15

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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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