"Yes, that is happening to me on the rack's vertical stays. (Planet Bike eco rack and Ortleib Top Roller ) I'm guessing there is some dirt involved? I thought aluminum was harder than plastic, but perhaps not?
"Meanwhile, on the south side, at least on Archer, we are actually losing sections of the meager bike lanes we do have. Only 5% or so of Archer has bike lanes and we are losing parts of that tiny fraction to parking for condo dwellers (at Canal) and…"
"It is always sad to hear about the death of a fellow cyclist.
Why are there traffic signals on residential streets in that section of Bridgeport? Folklore suggests that they are a remnant of the Daley machine era during which Bridgeport got…"
"Gloat on bro!
It took just under an hour to overhaul both pedals. It was not fun exactly, but I'm glad I did it. Each pedal used 28 bearings! I guess a lot more fell out than I had originally thought when I opened up the first pedal. I…"
"Unusual service from Mc Master Carr. I use them all the time. They always confirm the order with an email immediately, follow up with the shipping inoice (including shipping cost) and deliver promptly. At work if I order before…"
"3/32 it is:
The shiny one is from McMaster-Carr. They sent me 100 for a bit over $12. I cannot recommend their online ordering experience - it never listed the shipping cost, I never got an invoice despite requesting one, there was no…"
"wow that C & O looks pretty great. I've posted pics of the red bike before, but since it got red cranks, so here is my commuter:
The new crank has 46 teeth, which is a huge improvement over the 52(?) I had on there previously for use…"
"Skip, I look forward to your report. I would LOVE to support local or even domestic manufacturers, but nothing I've seen comes close to the Ortlieb overall - waterproof, flexible and as Rich S mentioned that they "mount…"
"They're probably 3/32. I was just looking into this for my pedals but decided that for my minor clicking I'd try to just replace the grease first. Anyway, I found them for sale at Amazon. Not local but it looks like that's been tough.…"
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.