"Solange Knowles and her husband riding bikes to their ceremony. They look gorgeous, but seeing the second picture of them standing next to the bike it's obvious that the saddle is way too low. Also looks like his bike got a…"
"You don't need a cable on the top tube to have a disc brake, in fact there is a cable running along the chain stay on the left side of the bike so a disc, drum or roller brake is very likely. It also has an american bottom bracket adapted…"
"It's not a cottered crank. It is a square-taper that is styled and shaped like a cottered crank for that "look."
If you zoom up on the photo you can see that while it looks like a cottered crank there is, in fact, no cotter pin…"
I usually use my bike for errand commuting and to get out of the house and work in a coffee shop with wi-fi. I'm a solo pro so always working at home can get boring. Also, I load up 20-30 lbs in my panniers (getting ready for loaded touring/camping) and hit the NBranch, NChannel, GBay and LkShore trails for 35-60 mile rides. Haven't done the DesPlaines trail yet. How about you? What routes have you checked out?
Sorry about that. Julie and I actually met at 4:20 (turns out we were both running late) at the bike racks at Ravenswood/Lawrence so you probably were there before or after and didn't see us -- or we didn't see you.