"We had a discussion on this at a neighborhood meeting since one is going in my neighborhood (at Roscoe & Southport. Our neighborhood has permit parking and there was a general concern about the extra parking load a 33 unit building (w 6…"
"Given your commendable plan to commute and haul kids around, my advice is to ignore any advice that suggests any kind of "variations of a road bike with drop handlebars." Get a bike that lets you ride in an upright position so you…"
"None of which are necessary if you use Linseed oil, which also costs a lot less.
Assuming that all of our commuters will get stolen before they rust through, we may never find out which substance was worth all the trouble and toxicity. :)"
"The statistic that matters: beer line length? Almost zero all day! (not counting the Lips of Faith tent of course). New Belgium has a pretty efficient system worked out. Brilliant!
Tour de Fat is better than all of Chicago's other summer…"
"I'm so glad this is happening again in Palmer Square! After the deluge and mud-pits last year and the fuss about RiotFest, I would not have been entirely surprised to see it move to somewhere less fun than Palmer Square.
The beer list looks…"
"A 4 (to 6) lane 45 mph road is the worst part of my commute also. It is called Archer Avenue. The speed limit is actually 25 or 30, but it is not at all uncommon for drivers to exceed 50 mph, even during rush hour. The avenue needs a _serious_ road…"
"Yes, an improvement. It is a huge step forward in that Clybourn is under IDOT jurisdiction. The fact that one of the first actually physically protected bike lanes is going in on that street should mean that getting at least painted lanes/road diets…"
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.