"Yeah - those bikes sound great. I am your size and weight and my advice is to get one of those bikes, but also keep the beater! A beater as a spare bike is a better commuter than the CTA when your Space Horse or Cross Check is in the shop or has…"
"You are not measuring correctly. Please don't get me excited like that! :)
"The old standard system was to measure from the center of the bottom bracket to the very top of the seat tube."
Which should be close…"
"Not sure if this should go in the Missed Connections thread or the I Behaved Like a #$%&&! thread.
Dear Lady in the minivan who right hooked me this morning on the 18th Street Bridge, (I was miraculously able to take a massively sharp right…"
"This is a great outcome. Yay!
When this thread arrived I thought it might be about the bike signal triggering sign at the southern terminus of the Dearborn PBL. Does that actually work? And if so, where is one supposed to be to trigger it?"
"I didn't necessarily mean subsidized monetarily. It is subsidized in that we are all expected to cooperate with the interference they cause on the streets, to tolerate the valet drivers hurriedly driving to where-ever they do park, and to give…"
"What is the purpose of valet parking anyway? Its sole purpose is to isolate drivers from one of the inconveniences of driving (parking and walking more than 20 feet from a parking space/lot). Its effect is to make driving a more palatable option for…"
"The thinking is, that the back wheel is a lot more trouble to remove therefore why bother locking it. But it is also a LOT more expensive to replace. We should all be in the habit of securing both wheels and the frame.
In a pinch, at least with…"
2. I finally made it to the Violet Hour last week. Apparently they are crafting a Malort in conjunction with Letherbee - a local (as in Humboldt Park) craft distiller. I dunno if it is available yet. I'm just guessing that it might…"
"That makes me _less_ likely to cut them slack. If you intend to help someone you really should get to know them enough to make sure that your help is going to be helpful and not just give you some PR and give make you feel like you've…"
"No. It is a matter of personal preference. I got super attached the to popcorn and soda (with whisky from a flask) combo back when I used to actually go to movies in theaters. Popcorn and beer does not seem right to me at all.
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.