"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.