"Thanks. It has been a lot of fun adding red parts over the last couple of years. Like the seat-post for example - i had no intention of putting a red one on that bike, but when the original failed and had to be replaced... turns out there was at…"
"My daily rider is a two speed town bike based on an '87 (or so) Schwinn Le Tour frame. My first iteration of it was as a three speed. Then it was a fixie for a while and when I horked the threads on the fixed side it sadly became a single…"
"Joe, I'm afraid that is going to take someone with more advance math skills to keep this thread on course.
That said, I sort of share your list, except I'd replace the Chinese with Thai and then reverse the order.
"I really like this. I'm a lot more comfortable in dense areas when I can ride in a protected lane. I think more separation (concrete planters) and this intersection design would really help elevate protected lanes from their somewhat…"
"A bike are not "just an object". They are also symbols that we can break free from the destructiveness of car-culture. It is an attack on our practice of sustainability and affront against hope. Bike theft is wrong on a lot of levels, the…"
"Yeah exactly. I've never used studded tires, rode through every winter in Chicago since like 1990 and have only fallen due to slippery conditions twice - both times were harmless falls onto nice deep snow - not a big deal.
It would be great to know if the appalling situation in the bike lanes (and the rush hour parking lanes which serve as defacto bike lanes) is the result of a new policy or if it was just a result of a botched plowing jobs not being able to keep…"
"I get that the list is mostly not specific to any geographic area. But we should focus on getting the spokes fully in place before we move on to improving the existing network of bike infrastructure. There is a huge gap in the network…"
"I have a very hard time remembering tasks/events such as remembering to bump something in June. The trick I've been using lately - especially for stuff like this which is far out into the future is to create and event on a google calendar and…"
"IGH = Internally Geared Hub. There is still something like a freewheel in it I guess, but it is better protected from the elements (or completely protected in the case of a 2 speed) than the freewheel on a derailered bike.
"It felt like a tailwind coming from the southwest this morning, but I think you should probably refer to a weather-map. One can plug in a zip code athttp://www.wunderground.com and often get weather data that is a lot more relevant for you than…"
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.