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Spring Tip: Don't Ride Over an Umbrella Carcass
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams Apr 15.

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


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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…"
19 hours ago
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. "
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…"
Tony Adams replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion New Divvy Convert
"McKinley Park - my commute takes at least 30 minutes on a non-DIVVY with a tail-wind and a lot of luck with traffic lights and traffic. Commuting on a DIVVY to the loop is not an option from here without doing the swap thing, which I've done…"
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"Here are some examples 35th and Archer: and Paulina and Archer: There are numerous sites between Western and Canal where the curb-ramps have been filled in, but lots of them have not yet. I have not been able to perceive a pattern..."
Tony Adams replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker?
"Isn't the left ear the one that should hear more traffic noise? I used to do the one earphone thing - but only to listen to news and such on NPR, but I've gotten out of the habit as I would occasionally find myself losing focus on traffic…"
Tony Adams replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion New Divvy Convert
"Yeah, I have less than ten bikes... three working and one project to be exact, but I'd totally get a DIVVY membership if I could get anywhere I need to go in 30 minutes or less. I really love the idea of DIVVY, but they system is not presently…"
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"Right! Chicago may be a grid, but if you'll look at a map you'll see a giant swath of canals, highways, intermodal (rail) yards and rail lines preventing riders from using the grid to avoid riding on Archer. Unless one wants to take other…"
May 11
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Or left hooks... the closest I've come to getting nailed lately was a driver pulling into a parking lot across the Dearborn PBL - between Congress and Van Buren.  "
May 10
Tony Adams replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion The scourge of plastic trash
"I agree, but I'm intrigued with the idea of using Paul's drive train to clean the oceans?"
May 7
Tony Adams replied to Alex Z's discussion Dearborn this morning
"re the side question: I doubt it was planned work. The traffic lights were out for the morning commute on Monday. If it was planned I'm guessing there would have been at least some attempts to accommodate the problem. As of yesterday, at least…"
May 3
Tony Adams replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Sometimes I get tired of people shoaling when I ride the Divvy
"I'm pretty sure it isn't about the attire but about the bike. DIVVYs are heavy and badly geared and when you combine those things with a ridership that seems to have less experience, the result is a stereotype that a rider on a DIVVY will…"
May 2
Tony Adams replied to gopack13's discussion Divvy bikes are illegal!
"I think order though, is "almost useless, useless, and completely useless." Practically speaking, the ability to lock up a wheel with a brake is a good indicator that the brake is in good working order. But an actual skid…"
Apr 27
Tony Adams replied to Heather S's discussion Best bike friendly buildings in the Loop?
"150 N Michigan has a small bike room, which, I'm told fills to capacity (12 or 15 or so?) in "the season" but so far this year I've never seen more than six or seven bikes in it, and really could be there be more perfect riding…"
Apr 22
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"I pinged CDOT again this week and got a response. It sounds a lot like the response from March of 2016, but perhaps this time it is true? sorry for the slow response - but I believe the lanes have faded - shld be restriped by a federally funded…"
Apr 20
Tony Adams replied to Duppie's discussion Any LBS carry in stock Velo Orange hammered fenders 700c * 50mm
"I have seen hammered fenders at Blue City. I dunno who made them or what size they were."
Apr 17

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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?
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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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