"I asked Blue City if they stocked the stuff mentioned in the Grist.org piece and they do not. They do have Pedro's Chainj which is, according to the manufacturer:
Designed for mixed to wet conditions, Chainj is an advanced biodegradable…"
"Yes! that green is amazing. It is also super interesting to me to learn that Panasonic is still producing bikes. Or at least was as recently as 2011. I'm glad the frame is too small for me so that I don't have be tempted to get this…"
"Ouch! (re the pawls). One of things I'm often yammering about when I'm evangelizing internal hubs is that Chicago winters don't wreck them the way they do deraillers. Then _this_ happens.
I've had pretty good rides all week…"
"I wrote to that email address asking for clarification about how to report snow in both bike lands and defacto bike lanes (rush hour no parking lanes) and got this response:
Please report snow in bike lanes, regardless of bike…"
"There is an update to this story by Steve Vance:
At the quarterly Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting last month, Mike Amsden, assistant transportation planning director for the Chicago Department of Transportation said…"
"I was gonna suggest supporting the local developers who made the ChicagoWorks app which does pretty much the same thing as SeeClickFix. But then I tried to use it to report snow in the street and didn't find an option to do so. So I downloaded…"
"The caption on the Washington Post photo explains, " He's facing against traffic because the light was better."
Also those bike-share bikes are so slow that it probably does not matter much which direction one is riding. :)"
"Yes I agree about your interpretation of Jim's comments.
I do have to qualify the list of "stupid things" though. While I'm generally opposed to riding on sidewalks and I recognize that it is usually unsafe and always…"
"There is no good somewhat direct route. There is no good even remotely direct route. When I ride to Blue Island I'm already starting near where Damen starts up again (on 47th or whatever) so one I sometimes ride is Damen - > Major Taylor…"
"Took a long time - mostly it was me procrastinating and forgetting. But I finally got around to meeting with Alderman Cardenas tonight at his ward office. I was fairly well prepared to make the case in the face of opposition, but I was not prepared…"
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.