"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…"
"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…"
"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. "
"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…"
""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,…"
"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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. "
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
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.