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SOLD 1984 Schwinn Collegiate 3 Speed Step-Through $100
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Stenzel May 1, 2016.

Cars make way for bikes in transit-oriented housing proposal
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Len Krietz Jul 28, 2015.


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Tony Adams replied to Sarah D.'s discussion IKEA jumps into the bike/bike accessories market, and...WOW!
"The appeal of a two speed automatic isn't all about the difficulty of using a three speed hub. It is also about ease of maintenance and a nice clean look (sans cable and shifter). I've have a SRAM Automatix on my daily rider and while it…"
Jan 19
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"What's this doing in the bike lane? Getting tickets! This morning in the new(ish) bike lanes on Blue Island in Pilsen. I called 311, got connected (annoyingly) to 911, made my report and within an hour these two cars had shiny new tickets…"
Jan 19
Tony Adams replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Illinois Safe Roads Amendment
"I was a member under their previous name, but stopped supporting them after they produced the stupidest license plate I've ever seen. The fact that they support this amendment is, sadly, no surprise. "
Oct 26, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"I used the email addresses listed at to email CDOT and Alderman Solis about the issue earlier today. But I have yet hear back."
Oct 13, 2016
Tony Adams replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"The "old days"? Iv'e been alive for a pretty long time and I don't recall any such period of history.  I do recall the old days when we thought it was ok to burn fossil fuels and I've read about a time when it was ok to…"
Oct 7, 2016
Tony Adams replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
""It’s like what you have to do to stop any ongoing pattern of abuse.  Sooner or later, you have to speak up about something that seems minor in isolation.  You have to say: “I know you think this is isn’t a big deal,…"
Oct 5, 2016
Tony Adams replied to V W's discussion No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
"These policies are not just discriminatory against cyclists, they discriminate against anyone who does not drive a car to a store. Pedestrians and transit riders are just as likely, if not more likely as cyclists to use a backpack. These policies…"
Oct 4, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Hannah Bass's discussion Ravenswood Manor bike advocacy: Support now!!!
"replies such as this one make me hope that the new Chainlink's forum will have an upvoting feature of some kind. Well said!"
Sep 14, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Ryan D's discussion Don't Lock Up Like This
"I agree, also, to be fair, we do tell people to lock up this way on the standard city installed U shaped bike racks don't we? "
Sep 14, 2016
Tony Adams replied to S.Presley☠'s discussion bikes in the drive-thru lane
"That is only funny until it happens to you! :)"
Aug 20, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion New website is coming soon, ignore email and sit tight!
"Put me on the list of people who are super pumped about the mighty Chainlink moving off the much despised ning platform. Whatever the short term pain, it will be worth it! (Assuming of course that ning isn't being replaced by something even…"
Aug 15, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Owl-1, Cyclist-0. Owl Sends Cyclist to the Hospital in Wisconsin.
"I liked this part: Four weeks ago, Pete Pronold was leading a pack of about 30 bikers along Mill Pond Road when, out of nowhere, he was hit by a bird. Four weeks ago? Was there a failed cover-up?"
Jul 22, 2016
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Jul 21, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Biking policy inequality on the South side of Chicago
"It is absurd, but not hugely surprising. Just see the campaign of Chuy Garcia for a similar example. He stabbed pedestrians and cyclists in the back (by opposing speed and red light cameras) as soon as a vocal minority of disgruntled drivers made an…"
Jul 21, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Kat's discussion Jeremy Piven doors cyclist
"Entourage star? WT... come on nydally(so called)news welcome to the current century:   Mr. Selfridge!"
Jul 21, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cook County Transit Plan: "Time to Focus on Bikes"
"This is really great news. I'm kind hoping that Tony Preckwinkle will run for mayor of Chicago next time around, but I was unclear about how good she would be for bikes. Sounds like she has a sensible pro-bike and pro-transit stance. "
Jul 17, 2016

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What I ride:
Road, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
a web browser
About me:
my current ride is a town bike. I'm not gonna check off "cruiser" due to the horrible connotations that has in the moto world.
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At 9:12am on February 27, 2013, Peg Griffiths said…

Thanks for your interest, Tony, and your offer.  When I get info on how to set up a presentation (Paul, I guess), i'll be happy to have your help.  You are my friend, too once I figure out how to do that. Peg

At 3:52pm on October 16, 2012, Michael J Blane 6.5 said…

Oh oh. I see your info says NY, I'm in Chicago.

At 3:49pm on October 16, 2012, Michael J Blane 6.5 said…

You may email direct to me for contact info, exact address ...

mjblane @ gmail

At 9:50pm on December 17, 2009, chixieonfixie said…
Oh, very cool, thanks for the link. Ive heard mythical folklore about 'the guy who designed the Paramount' from Chicago but did not realize the shop was still in business. I will definitely have to drop in. So is your bike a Schwinn then? I am a bit disappointed its not Nasty's Cycles but the real story is very good in its own right.
At 11:07pm on December 16, 2009, chixieonfixie said…
Does that say 'Nasty's Cycle' or 'Hasty's Cycle' on your icon pic? Or none of the above?
At 3:21pm on August 21, 2009, Active Transportation Alliance said…
Hey Tony, what's the best way for me to get in touch to set up a coffee/beer get together?


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