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Tony Adams replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"I was not comparing the suitability of a no-brake fixie to a road bike for urban riding. Both are non-ideal for different reasons."
Friday
Tony Adams replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"If we are not allowed to make unkind generalizations here based on the lycra/spandex "kit", or road bikes totally unsuited to urban riding, then it should work both ways and we should not disrespect brakeless fixie riders either based on…"
Friday
Tony Adams replied to R.D. Yant's discussion Broken Glass in Protected Bike Lane
"There is an "Other" option under "Bicycle Program" which then lets you describe the issue in a text field. Might be worth a shot?  For non-PBL glass in the street/bike lane, there is a general street sweeping request…"
Jun 9
Tony Adams replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"Ideally with a front brake. :) Bikes with one gear may or may not be in Fixed Gear mode. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-gear_bicycle. Most(?) fixies have a "flip-flop" hub which lets the wheel run in fixed gear mode or with a…"
Jun 8
Tony Adams posted a discussion

Family looking for bikes

If you have a bike or some bikes you'd like to unload, but the nearest Working Bikes or Recyclery or Blackstone drop-off is not convenient, consider this option:Hi im looking for some bikes that are no longer needed for my 3yr and 5yr and also myself .Our Car is down so this will be a good way of us getting around other than walking . Thank you pick asap …See More
Jun 7
Tony Adams replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"The question you did not ask, but is implied in your username is: Do I need to come to a complete stop at every stop sign while riding my bike? The answer is, depending on conditions and traffic, probably…"
Jun 6
Tony Adams replied to Terry Szesny's discussion FOR SALE: 1970s Schwinn Le Tour III Road Bike Pearl Orange
"Beautiful! Love that orange. I'm not saying I wish I was smaller, perhaps I just wish the frame was larger? :) The 1970s Japanese Schwinns are really great bikes. Someone should buy this bike and enjoy it! Or hang it in your bar or restaurant…"
Jun 3
Tony Adams replied to Tania Sebastian's discussion Tell Governor Rauner to Sign HB1784
"Yes! Thanks for sharing this!"
Jun 3
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"The  'vehicle parked in a bike lane' reporting via the above mentioned form is informational. The City claims they will use this data to determine which areas need enforcement. We can take their word for it, or not, but…"
Jun 2
Tony Adams replied to Deni Mayer's discussion Horse and Carriages on Clybourn Bike Lanes?
"Mixed feelings here also. There is (or was?) a group working locally to get the carriages banned for animal cruelty reasons. My google-fu is failing me though. Anyone else have a link?"
Jun 2
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Map of Downtown Bike Lanes, Divvy Stations, etc. - Is This Accurate?
"The Randolph PBL westbound starts at Michigan.  (The Michigan to Dearborn sections are a mix of  buffered with a parking lane and some sections, not buffered at all during some construction)."
May 25
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Map of Downtown Bike Lanes, Divvy Stations, etc. - Is This Accurate?
"Also missing is a section of buffered lanes on Harrison between Desplaines and Halsted."
May 25
Tony Adams replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker?
"I wonder how the Klingon opera effects one's ability to ride peacefully though?  "
May 25
Tony Adams replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion No East/West Bike Lanes in the Loop?
"Yeah, exactly. My first thought was that Randolph is fairly far from Adams, but if the destination is Ogilvie, you are barely going out of your way by taking Randolph.  That being said - east/west travel downtown still needs a lot of…"
May 23
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Residents, Parking Spaces, & Bike Lanes - Why Do We Struggle So Much?
"This is a pretty broad generalization. While many of us feel completely overbooked, a pretty large chunk of the population has, or claims to have, the opposite problem. "
May 22
Tony Adams replied to Michael B's discussion New Bike Lanes in Irving & Portage Park
"It is great news, but I don't think the residents of any particular neighborhood or ward should be able to decide where the city puts bike lanes. I don't have much faith that the residents of any of the areas where we don't already…"
May 19

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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?

Thanks,
Ethan
 
 
 

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