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Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
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First, I tried scrubbing with an old toothbrush and some diluted Dr. Bronner's soap.  This was okay, but my grips still felt gunky.  In the winter, this pulled fibers from my cheapie glove (the one…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi Jul 14.

Alec Baldwin arrested for wrong way biking
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Those people annoy the crap out of me!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by yai danche May 14.

Doored cyclist says he can't hate motorist...
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This guy who got doored sounds very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by yai danche Jun 27, 2013.

You should quit cycling, it's dangerous and other well-meaning advice...
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I just got a message from a relative with a photo attached of a bike laying on the ground with a messenger bag and its contents strewn in front of a u-haul truck.  She keeps telling me to stop…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 May 20, 2013.

 

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Lisa Curcio 6.6mi replied to yai danche's discussion Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
"Here is another option for great grips.  Cheap rubber ergonomic grips wrapped in cork bar tape.  Jesse at Comrade Cycles did it for me and they are holding up extremely well!"
Jul 14
yai danche replied to yai danche's discussion Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
"Good idea, Eli.  If the Windex doesn't remove the residue, I might go that route."
Jul 13
Eli replied to yai danche's discussion Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
"You can find those old-fashioned hard rubber grips (like the old Schwinn ones) on eBay, sometimes never used."
Jul 13
yai danche replied to yai danche's discussion Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
"Nat, you mean new Oury ones or new grips?  Please recommend a brand that's easy to clean.   I got the Oury ones because they came in so many colors and was told they were cushy.  I didn't want the foam ones because they…"
Jul 13
KevinM replied to yai danche's discussion Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
"windex to clean, baby powder to de-sticky.  But oury grips are well known for being sticky, that's kinda the point. Gloves help :)"
Jul 13
Nat X replied to yai danche's discussion Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
"You could spend $10 on new ones?"
Jul 13
yai danche posted a discussion

Tips on cleaning Oury grips?

First, I tried scrubbing with an old toothbrush and some diluted Dr. Bronner's soap.  This was okay, but my grips still felt gunky.  In the winter, this pulled fibers from my cheapie glove (the one size fits all kind that you buy at Walgreens).  Today, I tried using a dual sided sponge and some Dawn dishsoap.  Couldn't really get into the nooks and crannies, but got rid of most of the dirt.  Rinsed with water.  Now they feel super sticky! I then tried to rinse with a dilute vinegar solution,…See More
Jul 13
yai danche replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face"
"That lady's face in the picture looks pretty normal.  Also guessing this condition isn't the same as bikeyface."
Jul 10
yai danche replied to Jenn_5.5 mi's discussion Calling All Shorties - Three 49cm Bikes for Sale
"Uh oh.  I have two, and swore if I added a third it would be a folding bike.  How tall are you if you don't mind sharing?"
Jul 9
yai danche replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion What would you have done? Minor confrontation with a motorist
"Mike, I was remembering this from a streetsblog article about repeat offender, a commercial limo company.  Maybe they will start writing tickets and that would be a deterrent.  FYI, the 311 email is good for reporting…"
Jul 1
yai danche replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion What would you have done? Minor confrontation with a motorist
"I wouldn't have said anything in the first place.  I see comments on bike forums saying drivers would never park in a car lane so why would they do it in a bike lane.  Actually, I see that all the time.  People parking for church…"
Jun 30
yai danche replied to Gopher Biker's discussion Another hit and run death - so sad.
"Vehicle was stolen and ditched blocks away from the scene.   "
Jun 2
yai danche replied to jolondon30's discussion 59-year-old bicyclist killed in Bridgeport hit-and-run
"Wow.  I am in that area a lot and it's a nice quiet neighborhood for biking.  Especially that block is very quiet as Poplar and many Bridgeport streets in that section are very short (cut off by Stephenson Exp).  At 5:30PM, the…"
May 31
yai danche replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"+1 on Milwaukee between Chicago and Erie sucks.  I will add that while Halsted between Van Buren and Grand is rideable, it also sucks (construction going on btwn Van Buren and Jackson).  I don't go that far north on Halsted usually…"
May 18
yai danche replied to yai danche's discussion Alec Baldwin arrested for wrong way biking
"But then who would take the click-bait?  Just kidding, I just used the same click-baiting headline.  I wonder if he will fight the ticket and what he'll use as a defense. "
May 14
Anne Alt replied to yai danche's discussion Alec Baldwin arrested for wrong way biking
"Perfect caption. "
May 14

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What I ride:
Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting
About me:
I've been commuting by bike since 2009. I've been through 3 bikes and still looking for the perfect one/accumulating bikes for every situation.
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